Becoming a Peer Advisor

Important Information on Becoming a Peer Advisor

Peer Academic Support Service (P.A.S.S.) is a volunteer service that is run through the Faculty of Arts and Science to assist first-year students! The service is designed to ease student transition into university and to promote academic success. Peer Advisors address common questions and concerns (scheduling, plan requirements, SOLUS, and selecting courses) during confidential advising sessions.  Peer Advisors also deliver brief presentations to first year students on registration in the Winter term.

**Apply Now**  (Application Deadline: Monday March 3rd at 3:00 pm)

Time Commitment and Responsibilities
  • a time commitment of 1.5 hours a week throughout the academic year
  • training sessions and all staff meetings (~1 hour/month)
  • presentations to first year students in the Winter term
  • monitoring and reporting on the progress of the service
Benefits of Being a Peer Advisor
  • meet new people
  • gain presentation and leadership experience
  • learn details about academic life at Queen's including SOLUS
  • help others by sharing your knowledge and aid in first year transition 
  • gain valuable experience in confidential advising, especially for those interested in teaching or counseling careers
Qualifications
  • currently enrolled in an Arts and Science degree program at Queen’s University
  • academic Grade Point Average of 1.90 or greater 
  • relevant experience (extra-curricular involvement and volunteering) considered and asset
  • accountability and commitment to volunteer responsibilities
  • enthusiasm for the position