First-Year Foundation

QSuccess one-on-one mentoring

QSuccess First-Year Mentorship Program

Enhance your Queen's Experience

First-Year Mentee Registration is now OPEN! CLICK HERE to register online and build your Mentee Profile in order to be matched!

QSuccess is an innovative mentorship program created and delivered in collaboration with educators, wellness experts, professional staff and student leaders. Centred on a commitment to research-based work, the program aims to remove barriers and contribute to a successful transition through the first year of university through ongoing engagement and one-on-one mentoring. 
QSuccess is one of several mentorship programs partnering with Mentor Canada in delivering an innovative mentorship platform that hosts curriculum, resources, and communication for mentorship program participants. It’s never been easier to connect with peers in a safe and secure manner.

 

 

A Simple 3-Step Registration Process

  1. Register with your Queen’s student email.
  2. Build your Mentee Profile.
  3. Self-Match with a Mentor in the Mentor Database OR leave it up to us to match you!  

Matches are based on your needs or interests as described on your Mentee Profile. Please ensure you build a detailed Mentee Profile to ensure a strong match! 

Students may request a mentor at any point during the summer or the school year and be matched with a mentor. Mentors and mentees meet one-on-one on a weekly basis for the duration of the academic year. 

QSuccess Mentors are holistically trained in Mentorship, Resources and Referrals, Learning Strategies, Health and Wellness, Intercultural Awareness, etc. and they are extremely excited to greet you one-on-one and be your source of guidance throughout your first year at Queen’s.

QSuccess Can Help You:

  • Develop skills to succeed academically, including time management, note taking, and study skills. 
  • Learn to balance the academic and social demands of university life.
  • Develop strategies to stay physically and mentally healthy. 
  • Meet peers and develop a campus community (even if remotely!) 
  • Connect to other campus resources that can play a role in your success. 
  • Most importantly, a mentor can be a listening ear as you navigate the challenges and celebrate the successes of your first-year at Queen’s. 

Here's What Past Participants Have to Say:

"My mentor was extremely helpful and caring. I felt like I could go to her with any problem I was having during my first-year and she would talk me through it and lead me to any resources she thought may help."

"My mentor was one of the greatest individuals ever. She continues to inspire me. Throughout this year she provided me with the greatest advice, resources and overall friendliness. She truly impacted me in such a positive way and if it was not for her this year would have been very different. This mentor program was a great thing and I recommend it to all incoming first years.

"My mentor opened my eyes to various things that I wasn't aware of. As an International, it was hard to cope with the system and cultural difference. With the help of my mentor, I am able to get what are the best ways to practice being in university and managing independent work."

"I discovered a lot of clubs and resources on campus and talking to someone older helped me realize we all go through the same stressful times and helped me get over them."


QSuccess programming is open to all first-year Queen’s students. Students may register for a mentor at any point during the summer or the academic year; students are encouraged to apply prior to the beginning of the fall semester in order to get the most out of the program.

Please note that mentors are not tutors, and cannot help with course-specific content questions.


 

Are you a 1st year student going to Bader (formerly known as BISC) this year? Check out the Bader Mentorship Program for 1st year students. The peer mentorship program connects interested first-year students with a second-year Bader student and mentor. The mentors are students like you, who were in your shoes just last year and are happy and excited to answer your questions and share their experiences. The program aims to help you with your transition to university and Bader College.

Check your email for info on the Bader Mentorship Program.

For questions, email bc.studentservices@queensu.ca

Meet your 2022-23 QSuccess Senior Mentor Team!

QSuccess Senior Mentors are experienced mentors who support the Q Success Mentor Team. Their responsibilities include planning and facilitating events to connect first-year Mentees to peers and resources, running mentor meetings, and providing knowledge and support for both Mentors and Mentees. Stay tuned for what's to come this year!

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My name is Ashley Luo (she/her). I'm entering my fourth year of commerce and it's also my fourth year with Q Success! My role  is to lead, inspire, and support mentors and mentees. I enjoy my time at Q Success and have met many brilliant people through the program. I look forward to a wonderful year by bringing my skills and experience and fostering genuine mentorship relationships!

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashton

Hey everyone! My name is Ashton and I'm a 4th-year Computer Science student, specializing in Software Design. I am an international student from Qatar, and I will be one of the senior mentors this year!

I love mentoring as it is a win-win outcome for me because I develop as a leader, and never stop learning from my peers. I inspire to create a positive impact in people's lives, everyday! During my spare time, I make sure I cater to my various hobbies and interests such as boxing, powerlifting, traveling, playing videogames, watching sports, and listening to music. I am also a professional bowler!

I am super excited to be your senior mentor this year, and I look forward to seeing you all enjoy this beautiful program with the mentoring team! Please do not hesitate to reach out whenever needed, I would be more than glad to help out!

 

 

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Freda

Hello! My name is Freda, and I'm entering my 3rd year of health sciences. In my free time I like to read, take walks, and listen to music. Excited to meet new mentors and mentees with QSuccess this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Humaira

My name is Humaira and I’m in my fourth year in the Life Sciences program! I am really excited to be a part of the Senior Mentor Team this year as I thoroughly enjoyed my time as Mentor last year. I’m looking forward to making a difference and contributing towards mentorship, leadership, and engaging with my mentor team this year. Being a mentor was truly a rewarding and meaningful experience and I sincerely hope everyone a part of the QSuccess program will have a similar experience. My other passions on campus include being a Research Assistant at KGH and a part of the executive team of the club, Project Happiness. As for my personal interests, I enjoy travelling, photography, and watching movies in my spare time.

 

 

 

 

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Hi, I'm Kaitlyn! I'm a fourth year psychology major also completing the DIPA certificate. QSuccess is an amazing program that serves so many, and it's been an integral part of my undergraduate experience as I have been both a mentee and a mentor and have loved every minute! In my free time, I like to go on hikes, crochet, and play the guitar! If you have any questions about QSuccess, Queen's, or anything specific to psychology, certificates, or exchange, don't hesitate to reach out!

 

 

 

 

 

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Logan

My name is Logan, and I am going into my 5th year of the Biology/Psychology Specialization Program at Queen's. I enjoy being outside and active, reading books and staying connected to others on campus via clubs. I love discovering new places around Kingston and my hometown of Whitby (and the rest of the GTA). I have a love for sports and spend lots of time with my boxer/beagle mix rescue named Charley! I am excited to be a senior mentor this year, and hope everyone has a wonderful 2022/2023 school year!

 

 

 

 

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Nicole

Hello! My name is Nicole and I’m a fourth year Health Sciences student at Queen’s! Being a QSuccess Mentor has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I’m excited to continue to be involved with the QSuccess program as a Senior Mentor for a second year. I think mentorship is a great way to support incoming students and build meaningful skills and connections with others. Throughout my time at Queen’s, I’ve really enjoyed getting involved in programs that allow me to meet like-minded individuals and contribute to the success of incoming students. In my free time, I like to spend time outdoors with friends and family, try new iced coffee recipes, and always love a good Netflix show! I’m super excited to work with an incredible team of mentors to welcome the class of 2026 to the Queen’s community!

 

 

 

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Phoebe

Hello! My name is Phoebe Gao (she/her) and I am so excited to be a senior mentor with SEO again :)! I’ve just finished my Bachelor of Science (Hons.) majoring in Life Science and minoring in Statistics and am currently in the Consecutive Education program at Queen’s with the hopes of becoming a high school teacher for mathematics and biology. I am so excited to be welcoming the class of 2026 to Queen’s and working on fostering a close-knit community between/within mentors and mentees. In my spare time, you can find me longboarding, playing volleyball & tennis, and playing my piano! All in all, I am really looking forward to being a support system in helping mentors and mentees thrive during their time at Queen’s and I can’t wait to be a part of your own journey!

 

 

 

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Gernique

Hello! I’m Gernique and I am going into my fourth year of Bachelor of Nursing. I will be working as a senior mentor with the QSuccess program this year again. I am excited to meet my team of mentors and look forward to working with them to facilitate the transition of the class of 2026. I am very passionate about holistic self-development and leadership, and I hope to translate these skills into a maternal nursing career. I spend most of my free time catching up on a show, cooking, listening to music, dancing or exploring new things with my friends and family.

 

 

 

 

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Sudeepta

Hello! I am Sudeepta Talukdar, and I am going into my third year of Applied Mathematics and Engineering at Queen’s. I was a mentor for international students in engineering last year, and I am a senior mentor with QSuccess this year! I was born in Bangladesh, and I attended a boarding school in India for nine years. Some of my interests include reading, practicing Pilates and going on long walks. I am looking forward to gaining more experiences and meaningful skills through my time as a QSuccess senior mentor!