Seven services to support McMaster Engineering students  – Faculty of Engineering

Seven services to support McMaster Engineering students

Whether students are looking to connect with a mentor or de-stress with a furry friend, these support services are here to help.

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It’s a fresh semester at McMaster. Whether you’re looking to connect with a mentor or de-stress with a furry friend, these support services are here to help.

Academic Advising 

Navigating the many logistics of your degree year-to-year can be made much easier with the help of Academic Advisors at McMaster Engineering.

These knowledgeable advisors can guide you through course selections, changes to your enrolment, McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF), exams, taking courses at another university (for credit at McMaster), Petitions for Special Consideration, and much more. 

Weekday drop-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis in JHE-H301 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can also make an appointment on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by calling 905-525-9140 ext. 24646. 

Learn more about Academic Advising.

Engineering Co-op and Career Services

Looking to land the perfect co-op position? Engineering Co-op and Career Services can help you every step of the way. Meet with an advisor to get feedback on your resume and cover letter, do a mock interview, learn networking strategies and create your personal brand. 

You can book an appointment with a member of the team on OSCARplus.

Learn more about Engineering Co-op and Career Services.

Paws n’ Play 

What better way to relieve stress than playing with some adorable dogs? Paws n’ Play is a bi-weekly dog therapy program run by McMaster Engineering’s Academic Advising office for all students. Volunteers with trained dogs lend an hour of their day to put a smile on our students’ faces. 

Learn more about Paws n’ Play and check our website for upcoming sessions. 

Coffee & Conversations  

Want to get to know your Dean and Associate Deans? Coffee & Conversations is a chance to chat with the Deans about anything! No agenda. Just a chance to have some coffee and chat. 

Check our website for upcoming Coffee & Conversations events.

MES Mentorship

McMaster Engineering Society’s (MES) mentorship program matches first year students with upper-year mentors that share the same interests. Handling the transition to university can be difficult, but it’s helpful to have a friend who can answer questions, give advice, or simply talk to. There are also social events throughout the year where you can de-stress and meet new people!

Learn more about the MES Mentorship program.

McMaster Women in Engineering Society’s Mentorship Program

For female-identifying engineering students looking for an upper-year female mentor, the McMaster Women in Engineering Society has a mentorship program for you! 

Mentors and mentees in the same stream of engineering are paired at the beginning of the year. They can connect through social media, meet up and attend social events throughout the year. Mentors are available to help you through academic and personal challenges and ease your transition into university. 

Learn more about the Women in Engineering Society’s Mentorship Program.

McMaster Student Success Centre

The McMaster Student Success Centre offers a wide range of programs to support students academically, personally and professionally. 

Here are some of the services they offer:


Academic Coaching – Meet one-on-one with an academic coach to create a personalized plan for achieving your academic goals. Learn strategies for managing time, studying, test-taking, and more! 

Undergraduate Writing Centre – Whether you need help brainstorming topics or you’re looking to polish your final draft, a meeting with a writing advisor can help you learn how to be a stronger writer. 


Mac’s Money Centre – Mac’s Money Centre has financial coaches that will guide you through budgeting, paying for school, doing your taxes and more!

International Students Buddy Program – The International Students Buddy Program pairs first year students with an upper-year student that can answer questions, give advice, and help with your transition to university in Canada. 

The Student Wellness Centre also offers counselling and wellness programs for students. 


Job Shadow Program – Explore different career options, make connections and get experience by taking part in a job shadow during reading week! You can apply for job shadow opportunities through OSCARplus

Career Exploration – The Student Success Centre holds several workshops to help you discover a career that is right for you. You can also book a career counselling appointment to explore your interests, skill sets, and personality to make smart career choices. 

Learn about more programs offered by the Student Success Centre