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Volunteer Opportunity


Are you interested in helping ESL/EAL students?

This is a great opportunity for you to gain teaching experience and build you resume. No prior ESL/EAL experience is necessary. For more information, please email spkeasy@mcmaster.ca.

Career Conversations

Our ongoing series of Career Conversations covering a wide variety of different professions continues!

These are small group sessions. Spots are limited so register early! Email htlc@mcmaster.ca to register.

  • Communications Professional – Wednesday, January 20 @ 1:30pm (MUSC 220) with Ann Lamanes (City of Hamilton)
  • Senior Front End Web Developer – Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:00pm (TSH 201) with Kevin Gamble (CBC)
  • Liaison Officer – Thursday, January 28 @ 12:30pm (MUSC 213) with John Popham (McMaster University)

    If you have a suggestion for the types of professions you would like to know more about, please submit your ideas to us! We value your feedback and suggestions! Email us htlc@mcmaster.ca.

City of Hamilton Jobs


Summer Job Applications due January 29

The City of Hamilton is accepting applications for student summer jobs until the end of this month!

Please click here for more information about requirements, the interview process and tips on how to apply.

Resume & Cover Letter Critique Services


Don’t forget about our Resume/Cover Letter Critique services!

HTLC will have drop-off hours every Friday, so students can bring their resumes for our review. The critique will include our constructive feedback, comments and suggestions on content and formatting [in addition to typos and grammatical errors].

Sign up for one of our workshops to learn more about how important of a role your resume/CV is when you are job hunting. .

Resume/Cover Letter Intro Workshops:

  • Thursday, January 14 @ 10:30am-11:20am in TSH 203 OR Thursday, January 28 @10:30am-11:20am in TSH 203

Weekly Resume/Cover Letter Drop Off Times are EVERY FRIDAY

  • Drop off hours are every Friday between 9:00am-12:00pm in room CNH 102 B/D

Please email htlc@mcmaster.ca for more info.

Startup Career Fair

Wednesday, January 20
The Arnie, Fennell Campus, Mohawk College


Exciting news!

The Startup Career Fair will be coming to Hamilton next week. There will be more than 50 Hamilton-area startup companies at the fair. These companies are growing and looking to hire. It’s a great chance for you to network, submit your resume and learn about the companies in your area.

For more information, please click here.

Study Abroad

Reminder: Applications Due January 20


Career Interview Series
Get informed and inspired by what some McMaster Humanities grads are up to now! Click on the image below to watch the video.


Katie Stiel
Project Manager at Environment Hamilton
Philosophy ’09

Month At A Glance


January 14
(10:30am-11:20am) – TSH 203
Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

January 16
Student Leadership Conference 2016 [Student Success Center]

January 20
(1:30pm-2:20pm) – MUSC 220
Career Conversation: Communications Professional

January 21
(10:30am-11:20am) – TSH 203
Summer Job Workshop

January 26
(6:00pm-7:00pm) – TSH 201
Career Conversation: Senior Front End Web Developer

January 28
(10:30am-11:20am) – TSH 203
Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

January 28
(12:30pm-1:20pm) – MUSC 213
Career Conversation: Liaison Officer


TIp of the week
The Perfect Job Interview in 8 Simple Steps

2. Set a hook

Hooks make you memorable and create an anchor for interviewers to remember you by – and being memorable is everything. Your hook can be an unusual fact about your upbringing or career or an outside interest [within reason]

(Source: LinkedIn)

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Fresh Ideas for Social Networking
(Source: My Career Info)

Undergraduate Student Research Award

Create your own research-based employment. Gain valuable skills and experience. Develop a positive working relationship with faculty members. Apply for an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Application forms can be downloaded HERE.

Applications due: February 22 at 4:00PM

Connect to Careers Job Fair


March 8th 2016
10am – 4pm

150 employers will be hiring for summer, co-op, full and part-time positions. This is an event you WON’T want to miss! Bring your resume and dress to impress! It may get you that dream job.




Visit our website for details on events, opportunities and resources.

If you are interested in any or all of these events throughout the year, please register either through email (htlc@mcmaster.ca) or through OSCARplus. Should you experience technical issues with OSCARplus, please contac us as soon as possible so we can rectify the issue.