Co-op Experiences: The Search

Co-op Experiences: The Search

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Have you ever written a cover letter? It can be a fun exercise in self-analysis. How do you tell someone all these great things about you while also being humble? How do you make sure the focus is on them and also why you want to work with, or for, them? It’s only a about a page of content, but recall that this letter is going out to the place you want to hire you for a co-op or an internship, or even a full time job. Now here it starts to get a bit more daunting. You may end up sending out dozens of these letters, all unique and tailored to various people or companies.

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How to manage your time

How to manage your time

Some students may find it surprising how hard it can be to manage your time at RIT. You will find yourself with a lot of obligations to school and your personal life. I’ll explain some of the time management strategies that I’ve developed over the years at RIT.

Start work early, even if you don’t want to!

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Considering Interactive Games and Media?

Considering Interactive Games and Media?

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Do you want to make games or interactive media? If so, you may be looking at Game Design and Development or New Media Interactive Development. Part of the Interactive Games and Media (IGM) program, these two majors focus specifically on teaching you how to build interactive applications. You may have some concerns, I know I did. “Will I be able to get a job with one of these majors?” “What if I find out I don’t want to work in the game industry?” These are important questions to be asking. The good news is, IGM and RIT do a lot to make finding a job out of college as painless as possible.

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Hi my name is Justin Foehner

Hi my name is Justin Foehner

Hi my name is Justin Foehner and I’m a 4th year Game Design & Development student and I’m also pursuing a minor in Japanese. I came to RIT to study game design and development because I had developed a passion for making games. During high school I got heavily into programming and for my senior project I worked on creating a game. This experience left me with a profound respect for game design and development and I knew I would love to make games as a career choice.

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I did not expect to enjoy programming this much

I did not expect to enjoy programming this much

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I did not expect to enjoy programming this much.  I mean, I should have seen it coming, seeing how obsessed I am with discrete math and logic, but as a kid I really had no idea what I’d think of programming.  I was really worried I’d find I wouldn’t like programming, and would wind up having a difficult time studying game development.  Now my bigger fear is writing a line of code that causes an unnecessary cache miss.  That’s probably thanks to my favorite class of this semester, IGME 451: Systems Concepts for Games and Media.

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