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Freelance Projects through Parker Dewey

Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.
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When you are launching your career, freelance projects provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?
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Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from Columbia College Chicago can help. If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st century skills and the grit to succeed, Micro-Internships make it easy. If you want to improve the effectiveness of your hiring efforts and lower the costs (and risks) associated with onboarding, no problem. If you just need some immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded, we’ve got you covered.
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Freelance Projects through Parker Dewey provide a new way for alumni to connect with current students. Give your time and expertise back to our community while showing students how their classroom experiences connect to careers.
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Why Freelance Projects through Parker Dewey?

Freelance Projects through Parker Dewey are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Columbia students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role.

How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes - with no additional paperwork required!
Post a project

Companies post paid projects
Career Launchers apply

Career Launchers apply
Review applicants

Companies choose from candidates
Build skills

Career Launchers gain work experience

Example Projects

Click through to view Parker Dewey's library of completed freelance projects to get some ideas.