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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Getting the Most of your Time at RIT

Getting the Most of your Time at RIT

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Graduation is getting closer and closer. I've really enjoyed my time at RIT and in IGM, and if you're reading this I hope that you do too! Before I go, though, I'd like to share some of the lessons I learned that helped me make the most of my time here.

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Independent Study and Production in IGM

Independent Study and Production in IGM

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As I’ve gone through my college courses with IGM, I’ve started to find projects, topics, and games that I’d like to take forward, beyond the scope of existing classes. Luckily, IGM gives a fantastic resource to do that - the Independent Study Program.

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My Experience with Co-ops at Non-Gaming Companies

My Experience with Co-ops at Non-Gaming Companies

Over the summer and fall of 2016, I worked at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson’s pharma subdivision. Specifically, I worked on the Cardiovascular & Metabolics (CVM) team, which manages the drugs Xarelto, Invokana, and Invokamet. I got this job at RIT’s fall career fair. After talking to roughly every tech company there, I decided to try my luck with some of the “bit of everything” companies, namely J&J. After chatting with one of the recruiters for a few minutes, he asked if I had free time the next day; HALLELUJAH AN INTERVIEW!

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