Hire A Student

Hire A Student

Ideate, create, innovate at the Hurt Hub@Davidson

The Gig-Hub program offers Davidson students the opportunity to engage in paid short-term real-world projects with a diverse range of clients. This project based work, a gig, lets you, the client, complete a new or ongoing project while allowing students to expand their skill set.

To hire a student, you can start the process by submitting your project below.

Let’s Work Together

Working Together

The Gig-Hub program works with a diverse range of clients — from startups, to independent contractors, to established organizations. Perhaps there is an immediate need for data analysis, market research or copywriting, among other skills, or a long range project you do not have the time to complete. Gig-Hub clients are Davidson College alumni, members of the local community, and businesses across the country. We want to work with you.

Payment

Gig-Hub student consultants are employees of Davidson College, but receive project assignments and direction from you, the client. Davidson College takes care of the paperwork and taxes, so you can focus on the gig. You will be invoiced monthly for actual hours worked on the project and the student will be paid every other week by Davidson College.

Are you a nonprofit?

If you are a non-profit or public-sector organization seeking to collaborate with Davidson on projects, you are eligible for pro bono assistance through our Center for Civic Engagement. To learn more about their offerings and services, contact the CCE, or submit your project request here.

How to Get Started

What do Gig-Hub Consultants Offer?

Davidson students bring a dynamic and fresh approach to projects due in part to their liberal arts education. A liberal arts education encourages students to see connections that result in new ideas for your projects. As a Gig-Hub client, you will benefit from a novel way of thinking as you work with your Gig-Hub consultant. Select an option below to read more.

Copywriting / Editing / Web Content
Data Analytics
General Research
Marketing / Design / Social Media
Startup Generalist
Translation Services
Videography / Photography / Art
Web Development

Even in the digital age, the written word is still a primary way of communicating ideas. Projects may include writing for marketing materials, magazine articles, blog posts, website content or editing.

Sample Gigs:

  • Website text for a start-ups new site
  • Fact checking a historical novel
  • Blog posts to client site to gain new followers
  • Current events articles for national publication

Today, more than ever before, companies are leveraging data in critical decision-making, product development and marketing analysis. Many analytics projects will include visualizing, formatting, organizing and querying large datasets.

Sample Gigs:

  • R and R Studio, R Shiny dashboard development
  • Financial modeling for growth stage companies
  • Database development to track client interactions

Customer discovery and market analysis are essential to the success of any business, and one of the first steps in the process of starting a new business. A general researcher may be asked to determine market size for a product or service, broken down by demographic or geographic categories, or current market share for competitors.

Sample Gigs:

  • Market research to determine product viability
  • Internet searches on competitors, surveying and interviewing potential customers
  • Scholarly research to assist with publications

Good marketing requires strong communication and design skills, along with an intuitive sense for how to get the right message to the target audience. Students will utilize Adobe Creative Suite and Canva for online designs as well as various outreach channels to reach your target market.

Sample Gigs:

  • Logo design for use for print and web materials
  • Design Facebook ads to boost social media presence
  • Search engine optimization
  • Organize social media content calendar

Startups that are just getting off the ground need help on everything: from strategy to marketing to data analysis. Work is often driven by the company’s highest priorities, not necessarily specific job titles/functions within a team.

Sample Gigs:

  • Outreach to new customers
  • Researching various state laws and regulations
  • Organizing documents
  • Creating on-line presentations to pitch investors

Companies are always looking to expand their markets, and this often means doing business in the global marketplace. Applicants are encouraged to submit writing samples in all languages for which they wish to be considered.

Sample Gigs:

  • Translating a business letter, web site, or documents
  • Live translations
  • Blog posts on company’s international website

Whether you are telling a story or selling a product, the visual arts can bring the process to life. Some projects will have very specific requirements for the work to be produced, others will have more space for the Gig-Hub consultant to express creativity.

Sample Gigs:

  • Product promotion video
  • Editing multiple videos to one
  • Company headshots or event documentation
  • Documentation of company history

Every company, every organization, and every professional needs a web presence. Project descriptions will define the design, performance, technology and hosting requirements for the site, based on your needs as the client.

Sample Gigs:

  • Website design utilizing WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Drupal
  • Full-stack development
  • Programming in Python, Java, or another high-level language
Copywriting / Editing / Web Content

Even in the digital age, the written word is still a primary way of communicating ideas. Projects may include writing for marketing materials, magazine articles, blog posts, website content or editing.

Sample Gigs:

  • Website text for a start-ups new site
  • Fact checking a historical novel
  • Blog posts to client site to gain new followers
  • Current events articles for national publication
Data Analytics

Today, more than ever before, companies are leveraging data in critical decision-making, product development and marketing analysis. Many analytics projects will include visualizing, formatting, organizing and querying large datasets.

Sample Gigs:

  • R and R Studio, R Shiny dashboard development
  • Financial modeling for growth stage companies
  • Database development to track client interactions
General Research

Customer discovery and market analysis are essential to the success of any business, and one of the first steps in the process of starting a new business. A general researcher may be asked to determine market size for a product or service, broken down by demographic or geographic categories, or current market share for competitors.

Sample Gigs:

  • Market research to determine product viability
  • Internet searches on competitors, surveying and interviewing potential customers
  • Scholarly research to assist with publications
Marketing / Design / Social Media

Good marketing requires strong communication and design skills, along with an intuitive sense for how to get the right message to the target audience. Students will utilize Adobe Creative Suite and Canva for online designs as well as various outreach channels to reach your target market.

Sample Gigs:

  • Logo design for use for print and web materials
  • Design Facebook ads to boost social media presence
  • Search engine optimization
  • Organize social media content calendar
Startup Generalist

Startups that are just getting off the ground need help on everything: from strategy to marketing to data analysis. Work is often driven by the company’s highest priorities, not necessarily specific job titles/functions within a team.

Sample Gigs:

  • Outreach to new customers
  • Researching various state laws and regulations
  • Organizing documents
  • Creating on-line presentations to pitch investors
Translation Services

Companies are always looking to expand their markets, and this often means doing business in the global marketplace. Applicants are encouraged to submit writing samples in all languages for which they wish to be considered.

Sample Gigs:

  • Translating a business letter, web site, or documents
  • Live translations
  • Blog posts on company’s international website
Videography / Photography / Art

Whether you are telling a story or selling a product, the visual arts can bring the process to life. Some projects will have very specific requirements for the work to be produced, others will have more space for the Gig-Hub consultant to express creativity.

Sample Gigs:

  • Product promotion video
  • Editing multiple videos to one
  • Company headshots or event documentation
  • Documentation of company history
Web Development

Every company, every organization, and every professional needs a web presence. Project descriptions will define the design, performance, technology and hosting requirements for the site, based on your needs as the client.

Sample Gigs:

  • Website design utilizing WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Drupal
  • Full-stack development
  • Programming in Python, Java, or another high-level language

Submit A Project

As you submit your project, share as much information as possible about the gig. The information you submit is the description students read when they apply to the gig. The Gig-Hub team will be in touch within 48 hours to let you know the role is posted or if additional information is needed.

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