Hometown: Marrakesh, Morocco

Program of study: Psychology, 4th year

Spoken languages:  English, French, Arabic

Become a student mentor

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 [email protected]

*The deadline for submitting applications has passed, but please look out for emails from us for future opportunities!

Student Mentors - Faculty of Social Sciences Student Experience Centre

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

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.

  • 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)

Study groups

Study groups are facilitated by the student mentors. They are an informal and relaxed environment designed for you to connect with your peers. Are study groups tutoring sessions? No, because we do not teach course content but rather help you gain the tools needed to understand it! You will help each other grasp the material, learn effective study methods, and make new friends in the process!

All sessions this fall will take place via Microsoft Teams. 

The goals of the study groups are to:

  • Discuss important concepts
  • Develop study strategies
  • Review the course material
  • Develop relationships with other students
  • Help with transition
  • Share expertise
  • Earn higher grades

To see the list of our available study groups and join one, visit the Academic GPS, scroll down to "Study Groups" and you will see the list of available groups. To join a study group, click on "Click here to connect" beside the name of the study group you're interested in. It's that simple!

Contact us

Student Experience Centre

Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 3023
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

[email protected]


Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic our services are available online and in-person (during certain times of the week). To know when the Centre is open, please email us at [email protected]

The FSS and Vanier buildings are currently only open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thank you for your patience and collaboration.

Virtual Office Hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.