What will you get out of CreateAthon other than food, snacks, and tons of caffeine?

Stand out pieces for your portfolio 

Gain strategic, marketing, or design experience that results in awesome pieces you can add to your portfolio and website! 

24 hours of giving back

Donating only one day can help fulfill these nonprofits creative needs and leaving a lasting impact on the organization.

New friends 

Work alongside students from various colleges and backgrounds to develop new strategies and materials for nonprofit organizations.

A story to tell

Doing pro bono work while sleep-deprived, caffeine-fueled, and on a tight deadline is a great story to tell to future employers!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to participate?

No, applying to CreateAthon is completely free!

Will food be provided?

Yes! Meals, snacks, and caffeine will be provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks as well!

Do we really stay up for 24-hours?

Yes! We will have caffeinated drinks and activities to make the 24-hours a little easier.

Do I get to choose my team?

Teams will be assigned based on the skills needed for the nonprofit projects.

Who are the nonprofits?

The 2018 nonprofits are Friends of the Cheat, Libera WV, and WVU Extension.

Can I put the work in my portfolio?

Of course! Please remember to credit your teammates if you did not work independently on a piece.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

You will need to bring your own computer and chargers. We will provide basic supplies such as notepads, paper, and pens.