Bounce Back Facilitators

The 2016-17 competition for Bounce Back Facilitators is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Want to help first-year students be successful at university?

Each year we look for upper-year undergraduate student leaders, like you, to serve as mentors for first-year students who require academic support. Bounce Back Facilitators must be in good academic standing and should also have previous experience with mentoring, managing personal and/or academic struggle, and strong communication skills. Familiarity with the university and its existing support services is an asset. Student Academic Success Services offers full training and ongoing support to all facilitators. All facilitators are required to attend mandatory training sessions prior to the beginning of the program.

[SAMPLE] Bounce Back Facilitator Job Description 2016-17 (PDF – 532KB)

[SAMPLE] Senior Bounce Back Facilitator Job Description 2016-17 (PDF – 590KB)

[SAMPLE] Bounce Back Application Form (Word – 197KB)


“The Bounce Back program was one of the most impactful things I did while attending Queen’s. The training in active listening, study habits and creating routines to achieve full mental and physical health were invaluable. The process of helping a Mentee tackle their challenges is an incredibly rewarding way to give back to the Queen’s community and to meet some amazing people. It also provides a unique opportunity to examine your own life and find ways to improve. The interpersonal and time management skills I developed during this program were a deciding factor that allowed me to land my dream job with one of Canada’s most successful institutional investment management firms!” – Matt Bonshor, ArtSci’15