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


To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.

Oscar Wilde