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Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

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Apply for the U21 Global Citizens Program

Social Sciences students are invited to join globally-minded students in a free online leadership course in October.
Sep 16, 2021

Gain experience and earn credit. SOCSCI 3EL3 - Leadership for Social Innovation.

Students gain community-engaged experience through virtual projects or placements that support Hamilton organizations addressing various social issues.
Aug 17, 2021

The Office of Experiential Education celebrates 20 years with a rebrand

Building on twenty years of innovation, the Office of Experiential Education (‘EE’) in the Faculty of Social Sciences is getting a new name – Careers & Experiential Education.
Jun 29, 2021

Meet Ananya Yadav, Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science ‘21

Meet Ananya Yadav, one of this year's Political Science graduates. In this feature, Ananya talks about her time at Mac, lessons learned, as well as her plans for the future.
Jun 16, 2021

Around the World in 25 Weeks - The Rachel Long Story

Rachel Long, a second-year Social Sciences student and recipient of the Office of Experiential Education's Student Experience Fund, has found a creative way to see the world during the pandemic.
Jun 08, 2021

Apply for 15-unit CityLAB Semester in Residence by June 15

CityLAB course applications are open to Level III and IV students from any faculty or degree program.
Jun 07, 2021

New In-Course Experience Fund for Social Sciences instructors

Social Sciences instructors, chairs and directors can now apply for financial support to help build experiential activities into their courses, departments and programs.
Jun 02, 2021

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? Have you felt stuck on how to gain work experience?

Presenting Level UP, a new innovative work-integrated learning program designed to provide students with real work experience. Work on short-term projects for real organizations and get paid to do it!
May 06, 2021

Can You Hear Me Now? A virtual book launch and discussion with former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes

On February 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m., join former MP, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, as she reflects on her road to politics, her time in the Trudeau government, and the barriers and challenges that she encountered as a racialized woman in parliament.
Feb 04, 2021

A message from Dean Hurley to the Faculty of Social Sciences

"You have shown immense diligence in your response to COVID-19 thus far. Thank you for working hard to create the supports needed for the next few weeks. I ask for your continued patience as we strive to adapt to this continuously evolving situation."
Mar 15, 2020

Social Sciences Career Crawl is back!

Four weeks of events to help students explore and gain confidence in career options available with their degree! Don't miss this week's "How to Get Hired: HR Recruiter Panel".
Mar 02, 2020

A Remarkable Assembly: Female MPP Job Shadow 2019

Political Science Students Get First Hand Experience in Women’s Leadership and Representation
May 22, 2019

Social Sciences students recognized with 100 individual awards and scholarships

On behalf of the Faculty of Social Sciences, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to all of the recipients in our Faculty of Social Sciences academic awards. You, your family and friends should be proud of your accomplishments.
Apr 04, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.
Mar 18, 2019

A Remarkable Assembly -- MPP Job Shadow 2019

McMaster has an opportunity to send a small group of female students to participate in a specially tailored 2-day event at Queen’s Park, hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Women’s Forum and the Protocol & Public Relations Branch. Join us! Online applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2019 @ 11:59 pm.
Mar 01, 2019

Social Sciences alumna helps students build skills for career success

Some call her a master networker or master mentor. She prefers being called a proud alumna. She wants to give back and help inspire the next generation of leaders by sharing lessons learned in the world of work to help prepare students to stand out in a crowded job market.
Feb 26, 2019

Understanding your Academic Advisement and Student Summary Reports

At some point in your time at McMaster you may find yourself asking, "What are do the codes listed on my Academic Advisement and Student Summary Reports mean? How do I even get an advisement report?". Your Academic Advisement and Student Summary Reports are important tools that will help keep you on track for graduation.
Jan 23, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.
Jan 10, 2019

Connect with alumni working in economics, analytics and business

New virtual career event allows Social Sciences students to connect with alumni working across the country. No need to come to campus - a personal device is all you need!
Jan 09, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.
Jan 03, 2019

McMaster Undergraduate Student Research Award goes to Brittany Gottvald

Sociology Specialist Major Brittany Gottvald was awarded a McMaster University Student Research Award by the McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences for her research project, “Examining the Correlation between Disability Status and Aboriginal Status among Postsecondary Students in Ontario.” Ms. Gottvald will work under the supervision of Dr. Karen Robson.
Nov 21, 2018