StuGig is a web based platform connecting students with “gigs” relevant to their skill sets. The platform enables students to showcase their portfolios, resumes and skills. Alternatively, we provide small businesses, local hiring managers and other students an easy, intuitive way to access the skill sets required to complete the respective task. StuGig is currently focusing on the ICT sector. We enable those looking for digital skills to access the talent they require in a timely and affordable manner. With plans to evolve into a complete market place of student skill sets, StuGig will become the largest marketplace for student skill sets.

StuGig will be hosting their platform launch event at ShiftKey Labs on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. Please use the link above to register online and participate in this exciting milestone!


The Team

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-10-46-17-pmBenjamin Bright is a second year Business Management student at Dalhousie University with an interest in entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and sales. He currently works as the Sandbox coordinator at ShiftKey Labs in which his core role is to facilitate the connection between young entrepreneurs in Halifax and the resources available to offer from the lab. He is also the president of his own start up venture, StuGig. The platform enables students to find gigs within their areas of interest allowing them to build credibility to their resume, portfolios and skill sets. Managing a full course load, a part time job and his own venture has allowed him to hone his time management skills as well as giving him a perspective to what the real working world has to offer. He hopes one day his energy inspires young students and aspiring entrepreneurs to tackle large scale challenges and create their own dreams.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-10-47-23-pmVijay Kumar is a recent graduate of MA of Internetworking at Dalhousie University. He is the Co-Founder of StuGig a web-based platform that enables students to find gigs relevant to their education. This project was driven by a problem he encountered while being a student. He believes he is qualified in his field, but as a result of the lack of work experience he was unable to find a job relevant to Internetworking while pursuing his degree. StuGig was born to solve this pain for current and future students who have a hard time finding applicable work while in school. He is also currently seeking a full time job in the IT Industry where he could use his up-to-date in-class knowledge and previous professional IT experience to benefit a large firm. He hopes to continue to see success in both my start up venture and my own personal endeavours. The entrepreneurial world continues to open his eyes to the opportunities that are possible when a group of people are passionate about one idea. On behalf of StuGig, he would like to thank Grant Wells and Shiftkey Labs for their continuous support with his happenings.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-10-49-40-pmLee Shadowitz is an undergraduate student enrolled in the Commerce Co-op program at Dalhousie University with a strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. Although it is extremely important to work hard in school, he believes that the best kind of learning happens outside of the classroom. In his spare time, he volunteers for the Creative Working Group at Shiftkey Labs, where his role is to help plan out and host workshops throughout the school year. He spends most of his time working on his own ventures, as he is a co-founder of two start-up companies, Vome and StuGig. Vome is a web-based platform that helps users to create a strong volunteering resume by connecting volunteers with available opportunities locally. StuGig is also a web-based platform that connects the community with the available student skill sets they need on and off campus.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-10-51-37-pmDivya Dola is a current Masters in Applied Computer Science student at Dalhousie University. She comes from a city called Visakhapatnam in India. She did her schooling in Siva Sivani Public School where she was first introduced to programming and instantly fell in love with it. She went on to do her Bachelors in Information Technology in pursuit of extensive programming knowledge and ended up exploring her interest in entrepreneurship and management as well. With these diverse interests in mind, she started working for a startup called Chegg Inc. as a Computer Science – Subject Matter Expert immediately after her graduation, and also had the opportunity to closely observe and participate in the brainstorming sessions of the operations department in Diksuchi printers (an industrial-printing startup cofounded by her parents). She volunteers at Dalhousie University’s Student Life Committee, Dalhousie’s Indian Student Society (INDISA), Enacts Dalhousie, and is the Masters in Computer Science Representative. Right now she is completely focused on her research project. It allows her to learn on the job about research methods and statistical data analysis. After she graduates, she would like to join an organization that allows her to work on exciting new technologies, and gain industrial exposure. She is also currently working on two potential startup projects of which one is aimed towards remotely supporting university students with academics, and the other towards helping entrepreneurs test and deploy their ideas.