Ways to Engage with UNLV

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.

For Individuals and Families

Opportunities for individuals and families to connect with UNLV are abundant. Whether its personal enrichment, cultural/entertainment events, or specific services you are seeking, UNLV offers something for everyone. Below are just a few of UNLV’s offerings for individuals and families.

For more information about offerings for individuals and families, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at UNLVCommunityEngagement@unlv.edu.

For Students

UNLV students have access to a wide variety of opportunities to engage with the community. They can volunteer, take a service-learning class, conduct research, secure an internship, and/or participate in co-curricular programming. In addition to academic department offerings, UNLV’s Student Involvement and Activities and Service Learning and Leadership offices serve as hubs for student engagement. Below is a sampling of community-oriented opportunities for students.

For more information about community-oriented opportunities for students, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at UNLVCommunityEngagement@unlv.edu.

For Faculty and Staff

The Office of Community Engagement partners with UNLV colleges and administrative divisions across campus to help facilitate collaboration with the community. To enhance this process, the office provides a variety of resources, listed below, to help support UNLV faculty and staff involved in community engagement.

  • UNLV Community Engagement Council – All of UNLV’s colleges and major administrative units are represented on UNLV’s Community Engagement Council, which hosts presentations by Southern Nevada nonprofits and government agencies each month. These presentations provide community partners with a convenient way to connect with UNLV faculty and staff – at one place and time – to promote collaboration and shared understanding of community goals. All faculty and staff are invited to attend community partner presentations and should share their interests in the community with their respective council representatives.
  • Guide to Forming Community Partnerships – This guide is designed to assist UNLV faculty and staff who are developing collaborations/partnerships with external organizations. It provides six steps to help streamline the process of creating partnerships and includes a list of campus points of contact and web resources offering additional information.
  • Guide to Common UNLV Community Collaboration Agreements – This guide provides UNLV faculty and staff with a better understanding of types of university agreements required to establish community collaborations.

For more information about these faculty and staff resources, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at UNLVCommunityEngagement@unlv.edu.