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Graduate Student Career Services


Following program completion, many graduate students will seek out employment opportunities inside and outside of academia. The Faculty of Science’s Graduate Student Career Services offers a range of career development supports to graduate students to help them utilize their skills towards an employment goal. We are committed to ensuring that graduate students are supported in finding meaningful career pathways and obtaining the skills that they need for a future career.


With this new initiative, students can expect to:

  • connect and learn from McMaster alumni
  • learn about non-academic career pathways
  • engage in work-integrated learning opportunities
  • develop and employ important skills such as resume and cover letter writing, networking, and more

Events Calendar

We are excited to bring new career development programming to science graduate students. Below is our programming for the Winter 2023 term. Check this space often for updated registration links.

Event Name Description Date and Location Registration
Employer Event: Everest Clinical Research Meet Professionals from Everest, a contact research organization specializing in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. In partnership with the SSC. February 1st: Details TBA Register for Employer Event Here
Personal Branding for Scientists Part 1: What is Personal Branding? An introduction to personal branding and creating visibility for yourself as a researcher. February 7th: Virtual Register for Personal Branding P1 Here
Developing a Teaching Portfolio for Science Graduate Students Learn the components of a teaching portfolio, from teaching philosphy to discussing your teaching practice. February 21st: MUSC 313/311 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Register for Teaching Portfolio Here
Personal Branding for Scientists Part 2: LinkedIn for Scientists Create your perfect LinkedIn profile and use LinkedIn to connect with other scientists and employers. March 7th: Details TBA Register for Personal Branding P2 Here
MIRA Trainee Network Information Session Learn about the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the unique opportunities they provide to trainees. March 23rd: Virtual Registration coming soon
Personal Branding for Scientists Part 3: Build and Maintain Your Network Build connections and turn those connections into new opportunities. April 19th: Details TBA Registration coming soon

Book An Appointment

Are you looking for help with your next resume or cover letter? Maybe you’re just getting started with your job search? Or maybe you have questions about different career options? Wherever you are in your career journey, the Science Graduate Career Services team is here to help.

In-person and online options available.

Book an Appointment

Drop-In Hours

Join us every Monday from 2-3pm in MUSC 203 for on-site resume, cover letter, and career support.

Meet The Team

Career Services Newsletter

Science graduate students are invited to subscribe to the Graduate Career Services newsletter. The monthly newsletter includes resources, workshops, and supports for students in one easy to find place, directly to their inbox. Each newsletter also features a theme covering a different aspect of the job search. Subscribe and view past installments below. A new newsletter is circulated at the beginning of every month.