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UNLV LIBRARIES MASON UNDERGRADUATE PEER RESEARCH COACHES

(Note: Applications are not currently being accepted.)

Do you like helping fellow undergraduate students? Have strong interpersonal communication skills? Willing to learn new research strategies and teach them to other undergraduate students? Not only will you further enhance your own research and academic skills, as a Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach, you'll be able to share, strengthen and enlighten your peers with their academic success and help develop their research skills. Apply to become an ambassador of the library to undergraduate students at UNLV.

What Is The Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach Program?

UNLV LIBRARIES MASON UNDERGRADUATE PEER RESEARCH COACHES

A program created by UNLV Libraries—through the generous support of Flora and Stuart Mason—to encourage undergraduates to complete their degree and targets students who exhibit financial need and are first-generation college students or from under-represented ethnic groups. The program recruits highly motivated first year students and trains them to serve as library ambassadors.

How Does A Mason Peer Research Coach Benefit From The Program?

  • Earn up to $4,000 per semester, with guaranteed summer employment
  • Work on campus with flexible schedules
  • Improve academic performance through advanced research skills
  • Assigned a mentor who may share a similar subject interest or background
  • Build their resume
  • Enhance their self-confidence
  • Gain important life-skills
  • Develop lasting friendships with members of their cohort
  • Increase their likelihood of completing their undergraduate degree

Who Is A Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach?

UNLV LIBRARIES MASON UNDERGRADUATE PEER RESEARCH COACHES

  • Freshmen at UNLV AND Nevada residents
  • First generation college students OR From under-represented ethnic groups
  • Students who exhibit financial need
  • And who demonstrate:
    • An ability to communicate well with others
    • Leadership potential or initiative
    • Desire to learn

Why Are The Libraries Sponsoring This Program?

Independent studies indicate students in programs focused on strengthening research skills are more likely to complete a degree. Rigorous training and evaluation are part of the program and will ensure their skills meet the needs of the program as well as their individual research needs. In addition to receiving financial and emotional support during their academic careers at UNLV, Mason Peer Research Coaches serve both as role models for other students and as ambassadors of the Libraries throughout campus.

For Additional Information Contact:

Rosan Mitola
Outreach Librarian
Lied Library
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 457014
Las Vegas, NV  89154-7014
(702) 895-2160
rosan.mitola@unlv.edu