Gig-Hub: Web Development Skill Pool
WEB DEVELOPMENT (Front End or Full Stack)
Every company, every organization, and every professional needs a web presence. The rapid pace with which new web technologies are introduced can cause websites to become dated, insecure, or incompatible with modern protocols and browsers. Therefore, a large number of companies and professionals need help with some aspect of their web presence. Some web development projects, particularly for startup companies, will involve early-stage wire-framing and design. Some sites will be built on a WordPress platform, while others will require full-stack development in the LAMP or MERN stack. Project descriptions will define the design, performance, technology and hosting requirements for the site, based on what the client needs.
Relevant skills include, but are not limited to:
- Programming in Python, Java, or another high-level language (as demonstrated by successful completion of CSC 121, 209, or equivalent)
- MERN or LAMP stack
- WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Drupal
- Davidson Domains
- AWS, Heroku, and other deployment options
What is Gig-Hub?
Gig-Hub offers students real-world experience with startup companies and other professionals who offer short-term, limited-scope projects, or “gigs,” for pay. Gig-Hub is an on-campus job, even if the company is based off-campus. Many projects are open to students with basic skills in a general area who are eager to apply those skills outside of the academic setting. However, some projects require previous experience or very specific skills, so it is important that applicants clearly describe their skill level and past experience in their resume. Applicants may also use the optional portfolio document to provide examples of relevant experience.
How do I get hired and paid?
Students apply to one or more “skill pools” within the Gig-Hub program; each is listed as a separate position in Handshake. The Hurt Hub will hire as many as 50 students across the 8 skill pools; however, being hired in a skill pool does not guarantee any particular amount of hours or pay. When a startup or company submits a project request, The Hurt Hub advertises that project to students who are in the relevant skill pool. You’ll have 24-36 hours to confirm your interest and availability for that gig.
The requesting company will review student resumes, and conduct short interviews. The Hurt Hub hosts and schedules the interview at a time that is convenient for both parties. The selected student will then begin working with the company, reporting their progress on a prearranged schedule, and entering their time in the campus system, Timeclock Plus. Gig-Hub workers are paid by the college on a bi-weekly schedule, at a rate of $13 per hour.
If you would like to be considered for a Web Development project, please submit your application to this job posting.
What are the hours?
The hours for most gigs are very flexible. Expectations for the number of hours per week and the total number of hours required will be part of the project description. Because Gig-Hub is an on-campus job, students should plan to work the majority of their hours at The Hurt Hub unless an exception is approved.