Student Experience

Overview

We want you to be able to make the most out of your time at RIT and within the School of IGM. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in IGM clubs and events and it won’t take you long to find your niche in the RIT community. The RIT campus is a vibrant community which has a lot to offer to our students.

Student Clubs & Organizations

There are a wide variety of student clubs and organizations available for students at RIT. If you have an interest, there are others that do also. No club in your interest? Start one of your own.

Here are a couple of clubs you may be interested in.

GDC (RIT Game Developers Club)
Anyone (any major) with a desire to make games is welcome in our group where the goal is to make game design fun, interesting and beneficial to all.

Crashtest Games
Crashtest Games is a student group at RIT that meets weekly to play, test, discuss, and design tabletop games of all sorts. Meetings are Monday nights starting at 6:00pm year round. All game designers and players are welcome! Join the Facebook group for more information.

EGS (Electronic Gaming Society at RIT)
EGS' mission is to provide the best gaming events to all varieties of gamers on the East Coast. We aim to make Rochester a gaming hotspot for professional, hardcore, and casual gaming, and look to attract interest from all over the country. Working towards this goal, we provide regular PC and console gaming events for the gaming population of RIT. We look to get gamers out of their rooms and into social situations where they can bond with other individuals who share the same interests.

CodeRIT
CodeRIT is both a community of students and an opportunity to learn, think and create. They strive to be self-starters, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Other RIT Clubs

Events & Experience

There are always things happening around the IGM department! Some of the events and experiences you can attend are:

GDC (Game Developers Conference)
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is a game industry event attended by more than 24,000 people and is normally held in San Francisco, CA. Read Carl Dominigo's Blog on his trip to GDC this year.

Global Game Jam
The Global Game Jam is a yearly event that happens in late January. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours. Read Carl Domingo's Blog on his Global Game Jam Experience.

Employer Visits

There are many opportunities during the year to meet with potential employers regarding summer co-ops and full time jobs after graduation. The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education is a great resource and has a database of jobs, interviews, events and employer profiles.

Student Ambassadors

The IGM Ambassadors are a select group of our students that represent our School at Open Houses, events and meeting with prospective students and their families during campus visits.

To be an IGM Ambassador, each student is required to apply, interview and maintain high academic requirements to be eligible for this position. Additionally, beyond being outstanding students, successful ambassadors are involved in a variety of activities in IGM and RIT and display a genuine caring for their fellow classmates learning and well-being.

Are you a current IGM student interested in becoming an Ambassador for the 2018- 2019 academic year? If so, please see the program application for more information.

Meet our current Student Ambassadors!