For Nonprofits, Government Agencies, and Businesses
UNLV is an important resource for Southern Nevada’s nonprofit, government, and business sectors. Organizations, and by extension all community members, benefit from partnerships, expertise, and services that leverage the university’s expertise and resources. A sampling of offerings is listed below.
- Hire an Intern or UNLV Graduate – UNLV’s Career Services office provides a wide array of services to help organizations hire UNLV graduates and interns. Employers can streamline the process of finding qualified part- or full-time candidates through Handshake, a Career Services online portal. The office’s Internship Guide serves as another helpful resource. Additionally, UNLV Career Fairs are held twice a year to help your organization meet its staffing needs.
- Partner to Conduct Research – If your organization needs analysis or research, the expertise on the UNLV campus is an incredible resource. The Office of Community Engagement can help connect you to university experts who can lead projects through their courses, conduct research, and provide analysis. Also, consider hiring a Community Graduate Research Assistant through the Graduate College or speak with our Office of Economic Development about industry-sponsored research. UNLV’s Cannon Survey Center is also a trusted partner for surveys, data collection, and analysis.
- Service-Learning and Co-Curricular Partnerships – These experiences help meet the needs of organizations while providing UNLV students opportunities to apply classroom learning. The Office of Service Learning and Leadership serves as a liaison between community organizations and faculty interested in partnering on projects through coursework. Student Involvement and Activities can also help by organizations with student groups to meet a variety of needs.
- Industry Training, Certification, and CEUs – Through the UNLV Division of Educational Outreach’s Continuing Education office, organizations can access training and skills classes, certifications, and CEU offerings. Subjects include business and nonprofit operations, leadership and management, technology and computers, healthcare, and language skills, just to name a few. Customized training can also be designed to meet the specific needs of your organization.
- Network or Mentor – Rebels Forward is a program that enables an organization’s employees to become mentors to UNLV students. Mentoring provides the opportunity to give back and volunteer time, while developing important leadership skills organizations want and value from employees.
To learn more about how nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses can partner with UNLV or to explore a new idea, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at UNLVCommunityEngagement@unlv.edu.