What is the Mason Peer Research Coach Program?
A program created by UNLV Libraries to encourage undergraduates to complete their degree. The program recruits highly motivated first-year students and trains them to serve as front line research mentors to their peers.
How does a Peer Research Coach benefit from the program?
Who are Undergraduate Peer Research Coaches?
- Earn $4,000 per semester, with guaranteed summer employment
- Work on campus with a flexible schedule
- Improve academic performance through advanced research skills
- Assigned a mentor who shares their subject interest or background
- Build their resume
- Provide individualized research tutoring for their peers
- Develop lasting friendships with members of their cohort
- Enhance self-confidence
- Gain important life-skills
- Increase likelihood of completing their undergraduate degree
Freshmen at UNLV and
First generation college students or
Academically under-prepared or
from under-represented ethnic groups
Students who exhibit financial need and
- Computer literacy
- An ability to communicate well with others
- Leadership potential or initiative
In addition to receiving financial and emotional support during their academic careers at UNLV, Peer Research Coaches serve both as role models for other students and as ambassadors of the Libraries throughout campus.
Learn more about the program by viewing the video
How do I apply to the Peer Research Coach program?
Interviews will begin the week of January 18, 2010. The start date is February 1, 2010.
For additional information on the University Libraries Mason Peer Research Coaches Program, contact:
Ms. Lateka Grays
Peer Research Coach Coordinator