New hires will be matched with an established peer from outside of the new employee’s unit. Peer Guides cannot have supervisory or evaluative position over the new hire.

Participation requires little time commitment — usually one or two phone calls or emails each week and 4 in-person meetings (perhaps over coffee or lunch) during the 4-month duration of the program. Of course, we hope your relationship will grow after your program commitment has concluded.

Qualities Sought in Peer Guides

  • Desire to represent UNLV in an energetic and positive manner;
  • Excellent performance;
  • Knowledge of UNLV culture, policies, and procedures;
  • Openness to new ideas and fresh perspectives;
  • Optimistic attitude;
  • Passion for UNLV;
  • Professionalism; and
  • Willingness to share career experience and skills.

Additional Information for the Peer Guide

Participation in the Peer Connection Program does not guarantee advancement, promotion, or salary increases. The program seeks volunteers who are inspired to support their new colleagues and grow their professional network.