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McMaster students have little interest in Hamilton

Survey shows many students wouldn't even look for work in the city

McMaster University students are not keen on staying in Hamilton after graduation, according to a new survey conducted by the students’ union. Of the 800 students polled, 40 per cent said they would not even consider living in Hamilton after they complete their studies, 24 per cent said they would not look for employment in the city and 34 per cent would live in Hamilton only as a last resort. “McMaster is known as a top-rated institution, but everyone hears that Hamilton is the disgusting, smelly Steel City of 50 years ago,” student vice-president Joe Finkle told the Spectator. “It’s not like that anymore.” Other reasons why students are skeptical of Hamilton include the hassle of leaving the student “bubble” to go downtown, and a lack of awareness of cultural activities that take place in the city.

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