Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office
Student Experience Office

Peer Mentor Program

Are you interested in being an Upper Year Peer Mentor? We are recruiting!

There’s perhaps no better time to engage in mentorship, step up for your peers and stand out as a leader. The Upper Year Peer Mentor Program is looking for Mentors for the 2021-22 academic year! The program is designed to match upper-year peer mentors with Queen's students who are second year and above who believe that they would benefit from the support of a Mentor.

Why be an Upper Year Peer Mentor?

Connection – Mentoring second-year students and above can help them feel less alone in this isolating time

Community – communities come together and create networks of support

Success – Leaders step up for their peers

See full Job Description HERE.

 

Register for the Upper Year Peer Mentor Program here!

Are you a second-year student or above? Are you looking to connect with a Peer Mentor?

The Upper Year Peer Mentor Program is an upper year support program delivered by the Student Experience Office. The program is designed to match upper-year peer mentors with Queen's students who are second year and above who believe that they would benefit from the support of a Mentor.

Transition does not stop after the first year. The goal of the program is to help students continue to develop the skills they need to be successful at university. Mentors form meaningful relationships with their mentees to provide support and model university skills and mental health-coping strategies. The program aims to build confidence, encourage healthy lifestyles, and contribute to a satisfying university experience.

Program Details 

  • Requests for a Peer Mentor are accepted from September until the end of the academic year in April.
  • Students may hear about the program from a peer, academic advisor, counsellor, learning strategist or a faculty/staff member. Students may also self-refer into the program.
  • You and your mentor will set mutually-convenient regular meetings.
  • You may meet weekly for up to one hour.
  • You will discuss needs and interests, set goals and create a plan to achieve your goals.

 

Are you a first-year student looking for a mentor? Check out our Q Success program! 

Two students sitting in the library studying.

 

How can an Upper Year Peer Mentor help me?

A mentor can assist with some or all of the following:

  • Answering questions about university life
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Problem-solving and goal-setting
  • Exam preparation skills
  • Seeing the “Big Picture”
  • Increasing motivation
  • Stress management tips
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Accessing campus resources
  • And more!

On behalf of our current mentor team, we can’t wait to meet you!

Request a Mentor

Requesting a mentor is easy! The first step is filling out a short intake survey here, once complete a peer mentor will contact you via email to set up your first meeting!

Faculty and Staff 

Do you know a student second-year or above who would benefit from peer mentorship? There are two ways to connect them with the Peer Mentor Program!

1. Register online through our Peer Mentor Program registration form!
2. Email student.experience@queensu.ca with the student’s name and contact information. We will reach out to them.