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Queen's University

Bounce Back Facilitators

Who are Bounce Back Facilitators?

Bounce Back Facilitators are trained upper-year students (3rd year or above) who have skills and experience that can help first-year students get back on track academically.

Bounce Back Facilitators work one-on-one with participants to:

  • Help them reflect on their first semester
  • Explore stressors and coping skills
  • Assess study skills
  • Help them set goals and develop strategies to achieve those goals
  • Help them develop learning strategies and an individual learning plan
  • Access on-campus support services

Bounce Back Facilitators do not provide:

  • Counselling services
  • Subject-specific tutoring

How do you recruit Bounce Back Facilitators?

The recruitment and hiring process takes place during the summer months. Applications are accepted until the end of September. Candidates go through individual interviews after which the final team of facilitators is selected. Facilitators are trained throughout the fall term, with one winter term training session in early January, so they are prepared to work with students. We look for facilitators who are friendly, good listeners, committed and have past leadership experience. Familiarity with the university and its existing support services is also an asset. For more information on the position, please see the Bounce Back Facilitator Job Description (2013-14).

The Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs offers full training and ongoing support to all facilitators. All facilitators attend six mandatory training sessions prior to the beginning of the program.

Bounce Back Facilitator Hiring 

Interested in becoming a Bounce Back Facilitator for 2014-15? Please check back here in Summer 2014.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000