About Us

Employee Career Services supports and empowers employees with strategies to achieve personal and professional potential.

Find out more about our services.

What we do…

  • 1-1 career coaching supporting individuals at various levels and throughout all career stages
  • 1-1 leadership coaching for members of The Management Group (TMG)
  • Job competition coaching: professional materials, interviewing, self-marketing and networking
  • Education and professional development planning
  • Preparing for retirement and encore career planning
  • Department staff career presentations, team sessions and workshops

Employee Career Services provides support to employees eligible for McMaster benefits through the terms and conditions of their appointment:

  • Staff (Unifor Local 5555, Units 1, 3 and 4)
  • Operations & Maintenance (BUC)
  • Hospitality Services (SEIU Local 2)
  • Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The Management Group (TMG)
  • McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association (MUALA)
  • Postdocs (CUPE Local 3906, Unit 3)

Notice: All 1:1 meetings require a scheduled appointment. Please schedule appointments a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Contact Info

IMG_0455-2Sonia Hawrylyshyn, CEC
Manager, Employee Career Services
Organizational Development
Human Resources Services
 Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26545
 Email: hawryl@mcmaster.ca
 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Meet Sonia!


For Individual Appointments: Call or Email to schedule an appointment 2 weeks in advance


People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.

Elon Musk