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Alumni Advisor Network

Employment | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Connect with McMaster alumni for a career conversation, informational interview, even resume critiques. It's free, mobile and easy.

Summer Institute of Awesome


Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows help fill a summer service gap in local school programs

Graduate Student Recognition Awards

Campus Community

An annual award opportunity for McMaster's graduate student community. Graduate Student Recognition Awards acknowledge the contributions of graduate students, supervisors and staff to McMaster University.

Job Search in 10 Minutes a Day

Career Support | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Job Search in 10 Minutes a Day provides resources and strategies to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at McMaster University prepare for careers beyond the tenure track, in just ten minutes a day.


Career Support

The "go to" resource for practicing & preparing for interviews. Create a free account with your McMaster email.

Managing Your Money: A Guide for Graduate Students

Campus Community | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Learn more about creating a budget with this online resource.


Job Board

McMaster University's student employment portal.

Versatile PhD

Career Support

Online forum for PhDs looking beyond academia, including job listings, networking opportunities and more.

University Affairs Job Postings

Job Board

Academic and administrative positions in higher education.

The Professor Is In

Career Support

Academic job career advice from Karen Kelsky.

The Career Directory for New Graduates

Job Board

A job postings board that lets you search by degree and field of study.

Teaching Philosophy Statement

Career Support

Advice from Cornell University.

Quint Careers

Career Support

Build your informational interview question list with 200 sample questions.

PhDs at Work

Career Support

An online network where PhDs transitioning into industry can share what they've learned, while building their network.

Ontario Public Service Careers

Job Board

Available employment positions with the Ontario government.

Ontario Internship Program


Paid internships with the OPS.

Jobs on Toast

Career Support

Career and employment resources for PhDs.

Interviewing for Academic Jobs

Career Support

Comprehensive academic interview guide.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Job Board

Job postings, including faculty positions.

Canadian Heritage Information Network Job Postings


Positions available in culture and heritage.


Career Support

Connecting idealists with opportunities for action.


Career Support

Confidential discussion board for current graduate students about grad student issues.

Government of Canada

Job Board

Jobs with the federal government.


Career Support

Information on company culture, interview questions and salaries.

From PhD to Life

Career Support

Resources, tips, strategies and stories on life after the PhD.


Job Board

Marketing, communications and creative jobs.

City of Hamilton Careers

Job Board

Job postings available at the City of Hamilton.

Chronicle Vitae

Career Support

Free online dossier service.

Charity Village

Job Board

Job postings and career resources for the non-profit sector.

Canadian Research

Job Board

Academic research positions in Canada (includes some postdocs)

Ask a Manager

Career Support

Career advice on real problems from a real manager, Alison Green.



Live Twitter chats, twice a month.

Mitacs Accelerate

Internship | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

An approved partnered research project – developed by a grad student or postdoc, supervising professor, and partner organization – can receive $15,000 for a four-month internship, with possibility of renewal.

Mitacs Globalink Partnership Award

Internship | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Supports research collaborations between graduate students at Canadian universities and international industry partners. Award is open to grad students in all disciplines at McMaster and for-profit companies in any country (except United States). Applications accepted any time.


Internship | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Provider of paid internships. CareerEdge connects companies with talent, while giving job seekers the chance to break into the workforce and launch their career.

International Scholarships for Non-Canadians

Funding | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Explore scholarship opportunities available to support the best and brightest who are interested in research/study in Canada. The database is organized by country of origin. Find scholarships, fellowships or funding opportunities made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.

OCE TalentEdge Fellowship

Internship | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Support for Ontario-based PhD graduates and Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) to work on industry-driven research and development projects. Open to PDFs across all disciplines and areas of specialization. Fellowships may be academic (college or university), or company based.

OCE TalentEdge Internship

Internship | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Support for current college, university students (specifically graduate students and final year undergraduate students), and recent graduates, with the exception of PhD graduates, to work on collaborative industry-driven research and development projects. Open to students/recent graduates from all disciplines, including non-STEM, and all areas of specialization.

OCE TalentEdge Program

Internship | Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Provides students, recent graduates across all disciplines with real-world experience working with companies on collaborative R&D projects. Interns have opportunity to apply skills and expertise to solve industry problems. Duration: Internships last for 12 months, with possibility of one renewal.


Career Support | Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

An online survey tool to help you understand your strengths and skills, and what areas you need to develop to achieve your goals. PairIn Personal allows free access to the survey tool.

The PhD Forum

Career Support

A LinkedIn Group for current graduate students.

Research Statement

Career Support

Advice from Cornell University.


Job Board

Job postings for the bio-economy.