Become a Student Mentor

Play a part in the success of your peers!

We are looking for passionate students to join our dynamic team at the FSS Student Experience Centre. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter (that clearly states your program and year of study) to that clearly states your program and year of study to Nathalie.Saumure@uOttawa.ca.

 

Student Mentors - Faculty of Social Sciences Student Experience Centre

September 2021 to April 2022


Share your knowledge, make a difference, and support your peers. Join our team!

Summary of Duties

Student mentors accompany newly admitted students as they adjust to university life. They also meet with 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students from the Faculty in both individual and group settings in order to help them during their studies at university. Mentors help fellow students to develop effective learning strategies and study methods, to adopt work habits that favour academic, personal and professional success, and to become familiar with University rules and practices. Mentors not only help students to better define their goals, but also assist them in making use of the services provided by the Faculty and the University in order to reach their potential and better adjust to university life.

Note: The Student Mentor position does not involve tutoring in any discipline taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Job Requirements

  • Is bilingual; fluent in speaking and writing in both official languages (English / French)
  • Registered full-time in second year or higher, with a strong academic record
  • Is knowledgeable about the campus, its faculties and services
  • Possess strong communication, organization and leadership skills
  • Is capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Is interested in helping others; must be empathetic to students needs
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of discretion and professionalism
  • Accepted by the Work-Study Program
  • Previous experience as a group facilitator (considered an asset)
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