Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office

 

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Peer Opportunities 

The Division of Student Affairs' peer programs are recruiting for 2020-21! With more than 10 programs recruiting students to work in peer support roles, there's an opportunity for you, whether you're interested in mentoring, health education, learning strategies, international experience, career coaching and more. Enhance your leadership experience while supporting your peers and building community on campus! 

The application process has been simplified so you can apply for one or more programs through a single application form. Please note that some programs require you to attach your resume and letter of interest to the application.

Deadline for Applications: 11:59 PM on February 17, 2020
Apply here!


 

Indigenous Peers 

The Indigenous Peers program pairs upper year Indigenous students with first year students, to encourage spiritual, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing during their first year. The program hopes to enhance the students’ university experience, encourage retention and promote wellness.

Please click here for more information.

Apply HERE


 

Campus Observation Room Volunteers

The Campus Observation Room (COR) is a friendly, safe, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off. COR operates as a non-medical detox service run by Student Wellness Services in partnership with Hotel Dieu Hospital. COR is a harm-reduction program aimed at reducing the risk of alcohol-related injury by assessing and monitoring intoxicated students, and referring them to a medical facility when warranted. COR volunteers work alongside professional Detox staff to provide hands-on care to intoxicated students and do on-campus education and outreach around safe and smart alcohol use. 

For more information, please review the Position Description.

Apply HERE.


 

Peer Health Educators 

Peer health educators coordinate, plan, and facilitate a variety of health promotion activities and health education awareness campaigns on campus. The program is comprised of topic teams ranging from: healthy eating and cooking, sexual health, substance use, physical activity (running), and mental health. The peer health educators help link students with appropriate resources and support on campus.

For more information, please review the Position Description. 

Apply HERE.


 

English Conversation Peers

Contribute to the weekly English Conversation Group (September – November 2020, Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm) at the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC in Mitchell Hall). The Conversation Program supports international students (undergraduate and graduate), visiting scholars and their spouses in language learning and transition into a new community. This is a great opportunity to meet people, connect and learn a bit about the cultures of the world.

Please click here for more information. 

Apply HERE.


 

World Link Volunteers 

World Link is an intercultural program at Queen’s that promotes learning, sharing, acceptance, and celebration of diverse cultures within the Queen’s community.

The program focuses on supporting the successful adjustment of international students to the Canadian and Queen’s social and academic culture while providing social network building opportunities through workshops and social events.

For more information, please review the Position Description.

Apply HERE.


 

Resume Coaches

Help students target and customize resumes/cover letters through one-to-one appointments at Career Services or Drop-In resume sessions

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Apply HERE.


 

Bounce Back Academic Coaches

Bounce Back is an academic support program that matches first-year undergraduate students who may be struggling academically with upper-year Academic Coaches. Academic Coaches work with their mentees one-on-one to help them identify the source(s) of their difficulties, share learning strategies and connect them with appropriate on-campus resources.

For more information, please review the Position Description:

Apply HERE.


 

Q Success Mentors 

Q Success Mentors provide one-on-one mentorship to first-year students to support them transition successfully to university. Mentors are essential in building a welcoming an inclusive environment, they offer an empathetic ear and provide advice based on their personal experiences. Mentors are knowledgeable about campus resources and help mentees navigate their first year at Queen's.

For more information, please review the Position Description  


 

Upper Year Peer Mentors 

Transition doesn't stop after the first year, so the Peer Mentor Program is designed to match students in their second year or above with upper-year peer mentors to build confidence, encourage healthy lifestyles and contribute to a satisfying university experience. 

For more information, please review the Position Description  

Apply HERE.


 

Peer Learning Assistants: 

Help students learn how to be more productive and effective learners by facilitating learning strategies workshops and providing drop-in academic coaching. 

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Apply HERE.


 

Peer Writing Assistants 

Volunteer at the Writing Centre to help other students develop their writing skills through workshops and one-on-one consultations. 

For more information, please review the Position Description

Apply HERE.


 

Engineering Peer Mentors

The Engineering Peer Mentor program matches first-year engineering students with upper-year Engineering Peer Mentors who provide guidance with academic goal-setting, academic coaching, learning support, and referrals to key resources during regularly scheduled meetings. With this support, first-year students have the opportunity to develop attitudes and skills that will improve their learning and academic success at Queen’s.  

For more information, please review the Position Description:

Apply HERE.


 

Other Peer Opportunities

Other opportunities to get involved and support your peers are available outside the Division of Student Affairs. 

Peer Advisors: 

The Peer Academic Support Service (PASS) 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 (including scheduling, plan requirements, SOLUS, and selecting courses) during confidential, non‐judgmental advising sessions. PASS also deliver brief presentations at key periods during the year to address common questions and concerns of first-year Arts and Science students, such as preregistration for second year plans and courses.

For more information and how to apply, please review the Position Description.