Building a Portfolio Site

Building a Portfolio Site

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During your time here at RIT, you are required to complete 2 Co-ops (AKA paid internships). There are already a lot of blog posts on how to secure a Co-op, but I’d like to talk about one specific thing that you can do that will give you a major leg up when you start looking for a job. Having a solid and well-built resume, and knowing how to write a cover letter will get you very far, but what will make you stand out the most is a portfolio site.

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My First Two Years at RIT

My First Two Years at RIT

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Before coming into RIT, I honestly had no idea what college was going to be like for me and how I would end up doing. Leaving home for what was pretty much my first time, coming into a new environment, and not knowing anyone who would be here was a very nerve wracking experience for me. Now that I am approaching the end of my second year, I wanted to take a look back at my experience at RIT as a whole, what worked, and what I would have done differently if I had the chance to redo these two years.

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The Magic

The Magic

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Although the majors of Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Development are considered Bachelor of Science degrees, programming and design are in a sense artistic endeavors. They require thoughtfulness and creativity in the way that they solve problems and occasionally one will run into a block that stops this creativity from flowing.

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Work-Life Balance: Greek Life Edition

Work-Life Balance: Greek Life Edition

In the spring of my freshman year (Spring 2014), I rushed the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. Since then, a significant portion of my life has been balancing my duties as an IGM student and as a Brother of PSP. It has had its ups and its downs, and I have learned many lessons about time management, relationships, and how and when to say no.

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Oh, Co-op

Oh, Co-op

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You must have been hearing this word “co-op” a lot. RIT has been one of the earliest schools to have co-op programs. As an IGM student, you are required to do two blocks of co-op, approximately 350 hours for each block. Co-ops must be related to our field of study. You probably will be thinking: “there are tons of game and software companies, it’s not gonna be THAT hard to get an internship/co-op, right?”

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