Gig-Hub is an exchange where Davidson students can engage in paid, short-term, real-world projects with a diverse range of clients: you know, a gig!
Gigs are flexible and available to all students living in the US.
Become a consultant today!
Sign-up to be a Gig-Hub consultant on Handshake. After you sign-up, you will be emailed to select your skill pools and sign up for a 30-minute Gig-Hub 101 orientation session.
Submit an updated portfolio of specific skills that will catch your future client’s eye. Clients will look at consultants who apply and choose the one that best fits their needs.
Gigs are designed to be as flexible as your schedule needs. Remember, no two gigs are the same and no gig is better than another! There is an opportunity that fits every consultant’s needs and unique skill portfolio.
Once you’ve completed your gig, remember to showcase all of the cool new skills and experiences you’ve gained.
Although you can only work one gig at a time, you can apply for another gig as soon as you are done with your current project.
While not an exhaustive list of gigs, these are projects you will have an opportunity to partake in as a Gig-Hub consultant.
The information above is not exhaustive of what being a Gig-Hub consultant entails. Opportunities with clients come in all different shapes, sizes, lengths, and challenges designed to meet you where you are and build your portfolio to where you want it to be. Clients submit projects because they specifically want to work with and grow alongside Davidson College students as much as you want to learn from clients. You will bring a unique skillset to any gig that you work—and you will likely teach your client something new in the process.
No matter your gig, you will be paid for the time you work. And before you accept a gig, you will have a chance to learn about the client and the project. Although you are working for a client, all gigs are staffed and paid through Davidson College. As such, all Gig-Hub consultants are Davidson College employees and should abide by Davidson College’s Honor Code.
The Tech Impact Fund, relaunched in March 2021 through generous support from Whitney A. White, Davidson Belk Scholar ‘08 founder of Afara Global, creator of Take Back Your Time, and co-founder of Equity Commons, the Hurt Hub has offered women and minority-owned businesses over 2,600 hours of pro bono Gig-Hub consultant time. These hours have been distributed across 52 clients and 56 student Gig-Hub consultants, 85% of whom identify as underrepresented.
Students have supported startups in e-commerce, brand marketing, social media, web development and data analytics and worked on projects such as, machine learning for an online marketing company, SEO Marketing Research, and Content Development for a business that supports STEM career literacy for girls.