IGM Insights 10/20/17
IGM Undergraduate Academic Advising…..
Did you enter RIT this fall semester? Schedule your First Year Advising Meeting!
All students who entered into RIT this year are required to attend a meeting with their advisor during fall semester. The goal of this meeting is to start building the advisor advisee relationship and provide information regarding important resources. Incoming students can schedule this meeting via Starfish Connect. It is imperative that incoming students attend this meeting as there is a hold on all incoming student accounts that will prevent them from enrolling in spring semester classes. This hold can only be removed by attending this meeting with your academic advisor. Please e-mail your advisor if you have any questions.
Walk in Advising Hours for Fall Semester
Our walk in hours for fall semester have changed. You can see an advisor during the following times:
Mondays: 2pm – 4pm
Tuesdays: 2pm – 4pm
Wednesdays: 2pm – 4pm
Thursdays: 10am – 12pm
Fridays: 10am – 12pm
Need an Appointment with your advisor?
All students can schedule appointments with their advisor using Starfish Connect. To access Starfish Connect, log in to SIS or MyCourses and click the symbol:
Then, click “My Success Network”, then “Schedule Appointment” link under your advisor’s name. You can sign up for an available time that works for you!
*Keep in mind that you can only schedule an appointment with your specific advisor.
Game Design & Development:
Last names A-K: Amanda Thau email@example.com
Last names L-Z: Kathleen Schreier Rudgers firstname.lastname@example.org
New Media Interactive Development:
Jeff Spain email@example.com
IGM Halloween Party, October 27th
Join the IGM Ambassadors on Friday, October 27th from 4-7pm in the Golisano Atrium for a spooky afternoon of games, costumes, music, and of course, candy! All events are free and open to all IGM students.
HeroJam, October 27th
HeroJam hosts charity game jams committed to helping kids in hospitals around the world. We support Child's Play Charity, providing kids in hospitals with toys, books, and games. 100% of all donations go to Child's Play to help kids in need.
Our next event is happening from October 27th to the 29th. The kickoff is at 6:30pm on the 27th in GOL-1400, then the count-down for the game jam starts at 7:00pm. The labs we're using are GOL-2435 and GOL-2570, but participants are welcome to work from home or other labs. On Sunday, the 29th, at 1:00pm the game jam will be over and we'll begin judging. Judging will be occurring in GOL-2570 and should run for roughly 1 hour. After this, prizes will be given out.
Participation is free and meals will be provided for free, including breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Teams are encouraged and can have up to 5 members. Prizes have not been completely finalized but will include Best Art, Best Gameplay, and Runner Up categories if possible. For a person or team to compete for prizes, they must donate a minimum of $10 per person. If a person cannot donate, the rest of their team needs to cover their cost to compete.
Registration link: www.herojamfall2017.eventbrite.com
More information: www.herojam.io
COME TO THE HACK YOUR CO-OP SEARCH PROGRAM!
Student panelists who have successfully completed co-ops will provide advice on networking, business etiquette, and getting and negotiating an offer for post-graduation careers. Learn from your peers!!
Hack Your Co-op Search
Wednesday, November 1st
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Golisano Building, Room 2400
Space is limited – Register on Handshake in Events (Search for Hack Your Co-op Search, go into event and click Join Event)
Or email Stacy Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org
To request an interpreter – https://myaccess.rit.edu
• What it is like to be a co-op—stories, tips, successes, pitfalls, exciting projects, and the day to day from your peers.
• How to connect with professionals and fellow students for information on co-ops within companies.
• How to look for co-ops--and not just online or at career fairs.
• How to emerge from the crowd—from your resume to the interview to the job.
• How to sell yourself as a value added asset for a co-op--even when the company doesn’t have an official opening.
• Resources and tools to utilize in your search.
***Be prepared for an engaging and interactive experience! You will have the opportunity to ask questions, get information on companies the panelists were at and lots of valuable insight!***
Questions? Email Stacy Gonzalez at email@example.com
Dr. Stephen Slota, 10/25/17
Next WED, OCT 25 at 1:00 pm in Student Innovation Hall, the DHSS program and MAGIC Center welcome Dr. Stephen Slota from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Slota is an Assistant Professor, holding a joint position between the Neag School of Education and the Department of Digital Media Design.
In his talk "A Match Made in Mario: The Sometimes Confusing (but Extremely Rewarding) Relationship Between Cognition, Learning, and Games," Dr. Slota will discuss the learning science principles of games and game-based learning from an educational psychology perspective. He will also debunk some long-standing education myths and describe the many challenges of making compelling educational games.
Please contact Prof. Trent Hergenrader, Department of English <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions about this event.
If you are interested in a TA position with IGM, please email email@example.com with potential classes that you would like to be a TA in.
Use Handshake to Search for Co-op and Full Time Positions!
As of August 1, the Office of Career Services will no longer be posting jobs in JobZone. They have moved to a new platform – Handshake!
What does this mean for you?
· You can log into Handshake and start building your profile at https://rit.joinhandshake.com/ Creating a profile is easy- it prepopulates when you upload your resume and you build from there!
· Tips on how to create a Handshake profile and how to search for a co-op can be found on our website: http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/handshake
· You will still have access to Job Zone to track prior applications and follow up with employers. You will also be able to access your documents.
Check out this video for a quick preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB-zmARNSnE
All IGM students or student groups/clubs must go through Jill Bray to make a room reservation. In GCCIS, please do not go through the Dean’s Office. Jill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or Room 2161.
Please remember to stay in touch with the latest and greatest School news
· Facebook: School of Interactive Games and Media
· Twitter: @IGMRIT
· Foursquare: School of Interactive Games and Media
· There are also 2 student created and moderated discussion groups: Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Development on Facebook
· IGM Student Wiki: https://wiki.rit.edu/display/IGMguide/Home
Key Players in IGM
Jessica Bayliss – Associate Director
Jill Bray – Administrative Assistant to the Director
Ed Huyer – Lab Manager
Tony Jefferson – Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Beth Livecchi – Operations Manager
Kathleen Schreier Rudgers – Sr. Academic Advisor
David Schwartz – Director
Jeff Spain – Academic Advisor
Amanda Thau– Sr. Academic Advisor
Shameelah Thomas – Sr. Staff Assistant
Ann Warren – Lab Manager
Chad Weeden – Assistant Director
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education Contacts
Annette Stewart, email@example.com, 585-475-5466
Lisa Monette, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-475-7413
Your constructive feedback is always welcomed! Please feel free to respond to this email with any questions or concerns.