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Welcome (back) to McMaster!


Whether you’re brand new to Mac or back on campus
after a great summer break, September is a busy time for everyone! But even though the start of classes means you have a lot on your plate, now is also a good time to start planning for your future career. The Humanities Target Learning & Experiential Education Centre (HTLC for short) has a lot to offer to help you to explore your career options and provide you with experiential learning and professional development opportunities.

Humanities 101 Week

Humanities 101

Get acquainted with the HTLC, the executive team of the McMaster Humanities Society and many of the humanities focused student groups on campus by participating in events during Humanities 101 Week!

This week’s events are:
Coffee House

Tuesday, September 22, 8:00-10:30pm
at Bridges Cafe.

Meet the Professors

Wednesday, September 23, 5:30-7:30pm
Convocation Hall

Fall Career Fair 2015

Thursday, September 24


David Braley Athletic Centre

The largest career event at McMaster University, the Career Fair offers a platform for students to meet face-to-face with employers and make career connections.

Career: Where Do I Begin? Information Session

Tuesday, September 22

10:30-11:30am, TSH 201

Wednesday, September 23

1:30-2:30pm, TSH 201

When it comes to careers, one of the big problems
faced by lots of students, is simply when and how to begin! There are so many options out there that sometimes it feels like there are too many and sometimes none at all! This session gives you an overview of how to start thinking about your ideal job, and ways of proactively seeking and
gaining the experience that is needed to start building the path to your career.

To register for this information session, email htlc@mcmaster.ca or sign up through OSCARplus.

Career Conversations


Our popular Career Conversations Series is back and
we have a great line-up of professionals who will be visiting campus to tell you what their jobs are really like – both the positives and negatives! Our first conversation is on September 30. Check our website for more.

  • Program Coordinator– Wednesday, September 30 @ 1:30pm with Natasha SzostakNatasha Szostak started her education at McMaster University in the Communication Studies & Multimedia program and then completed her Masters in Communication & New Media at McMaster University. She is the Program Coordinator of the iLearn iLive Well iPad Program for Seniors. The program is organized by The Regional Geriatric Program at St. Peter’s Hospital. .

These are small group sessions. Space is limited, so sign up early! Stay tuned for more Career Conversations throughout the term! If you have any suggestions for the types of careers you would like to know more about for the Career Conversation series, please email us!

Career Interview Series
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month at a glance



September 22

(10:30-11:30am) – TSH 201

Careers: Where Do I Begin? Information Session

September 23

(1:30-2:30pm) – TSH 201

Careers: Where Do I Begin? Information Session

September 25

(10:30-11:30am) – TSH 201

Exchange Information Session

September 28

(1:30-2:30pm) – TSH 201

Exchange Information Session

September 30

(1:30-2:30pm) – MUSC 224

Career Conversation with Natasha Szostak


Tip of the week

5 Biggest Job Application Mistakes

1.Turning In a Resume You Haven’t Tailored to the Position

This is a very common mistake that can be easily avoided. Carefully read the job description, qualifications and education requirements. You want to show the employer through your resume how you can be a great fit for the position

Stay tuned next week for mistake #2 and how to avoid it!

(Source: Careerealism)

Read This!
How to Succeed at University(Source: York University)

iLearn iLive Well Program

The Regional Geriatic program at St. Peter’s Hospital is currently looking for volunteers to assist with their upcoming iPad courses.

If interested, please contact Natasha Szostak at szostakn@hhsc.ca

Humanities Mentorship Initiative

The HMI is a program offered by the MHS to help Level I and II Humanities students. Applications are still open!

For more information about HMI or to apply, please click here.

email_16 htlc@mcmaster.cafacebook_16 facebook.com/mcmaster.htlctwitter_16 @McMasterHTLCVisit 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 contact us as soon as possible so we can rectify the issue.