GradTask


GENERAL QUESTIONS:

 

What is a GradTask?

 

A GradTask is a project a professional entity delegates a graduate student to perform remotely. GradTasks enable intelligent, motivated graduate students to experience working for desired employers while still in school. GradTasks also expand professional entities' productive capacities while minimally impacting budgets.

 

What differentiates GradTask from other outsourcing sites?

 

The type of work uploaded and the audience GradTask attracts is unique.Target employees are graduate students, and non-profit entities are the primary employers. Limiting employees to graduate students ensures quality control. In addition, tasks uploaded to GradTask are academic and analytical by nature, whereas other websites that outsource tasks include a wider range of types of work.

 

How does GradTask work?

 

Please refer to this link: How It Works.

 

Who joins GradTask?

 

Students and Entities, as defined below.

 

Student: A current student or alum who has a valid email address from an accredited graduate program.

 

Entity: "Entity" is a catchall term encompassing accredited nonprofits and government organizations.

 

What value do GradTask participants receive?

 

Please refer to the documentation under this link: Value to Users.

 

Do those who perform GradTasks receive monetary compensation?

 

All GradTasks are performed based on the Entity's terms. Entities have the option of uploading GradTasks that include monetary compensation for the Student.

 

Uploading unpaid tasks is a common practice. Students who perform these tasks acknowledge their status as volunteers - that they are voluntarily performing work under no pretense of monetary compensation.In addition, all laws associated with voluntarily performing work apply.

 

 

ASKED BY STUDENTS:

 

Who qualifies as a Student?

 

A current student or alum who has a valid email address from an accredited graduate school program.

 

In performing GradTasks, what is the value to Students?

 

Please refer to the documentation under this link: Value to Users.

 

What is the time commitment for performing a GradTask?

 

GradTasks could take less than one hour, or they could require long-term commitment of several weeks or months. There are GradTasks posted for students looking to commit serious time to developing a product for an Entity as well as quick tasks oriented towards students interested in contributing to their field and building experience but whose schedules limit the scope of their efforts right now.

 

How are completed tasks reflected on Students' profiles?

 

Upon the task's completion, the Student will update his/her GradTask profile page with a description of the project (s)he performed.

 

How might I find GradTasks of interest?

 

GradTasks are listed in the "GradTask Postings" page.  Students may browse these listed tasks. Alternatively, a Student might search for desired Employers using the filters in the "Search" page.

 

 

ASKED BY ENTITIES:

 

Who qualifies as an Entity?

 

"Entity" is a catchall term encompassing accredited nonprofits and government organizations.

 

What are the benefits received by the Entity in assigning GradTasks to Students?

 

Please refer to the documentation under this link: Value to Users.

 

How is monetary compensation of Students approached?

 

All compensatory terms are in the assigning Entity's control.

 

Uploading unpaid tasks is a common practice. Students who perform these tasks acknowledge their status as volunteers - that they are voluntarily performing work under no pretense of monetary compensation. In addition, all laws associated with voluntarily performing work apply.

 

What incentivizes Students to generate high quality products?

 

Students are motivated by the prospect of networking opportunities and marketable work experience, among other things.

 

How do I ensure that other Entities do not see things that we upload that we do not want them to see?

 

Entities are encouraged to vet what they upload to GradTask the same way they'd vet what they post on their own web pages. If information is sensitive/confidential, write the GradTask in a way that omits such information, then convey this information to the selected Student off-line.