Nailing the Co-Op Interview

Nailing the Co-Op Interview

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So right now I’m currently searching for my full-time position after I graduate (which is this upcoming December!), but I figured now is a good chance to talk about interviewing with companies for a co-op. This is a post targeted towards current students, but I will discuss in foundational terms just in case.

 

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Preparing for the Game Developers Conference as a Student

Preparing for the Game Developers Conference as a Student

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A huge part of the games industry is annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), held in San Francisco. You do not necessarily need to attend, especially as a student, but it is a great way to network and find out if the games industry a good fit for you. This year I will be attending my second GDC, and I think I have a handful of tips that can be helpful for students at this conference!

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Getting Involved Beyond Games

Getting Involved Beyond Games

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I know that our major is Game Design and Development, which means that we all love games so much that we decided to make it our career. We have a handful of clubs on campus that are specifically game focused, such as the Electronic Gaming Society (EGS), Rochester War and Games (RWAG), and Crash Test. EGS focuses on video games, and holds many tournaments throughout the year where some donate to charity. RWAG is partial to board games and has specific board game nights. Lastly, Crash Test is about testing your own games, specifically table-top focused.

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Being a Woman on Campus

Being a Woman on Campus

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This is an open letter to females and those who identify as such who are interested in being a Game Design major.

First off – if you like programming and you like games DO IT.

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How to Find a Co-op

How to Find a Co-op

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So in my last post I had discussed finding an on-campus job. Okay, so what’s next?

Finding a real one.

Our curriculum in IGM requires us to go on two co-ops, or paid internships. Okay, so what does that mean for you? Essentially, the summer after your second and third year you will be working. Really working. Like, programming in the industry. Like, real world. Scary stuff, right?

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Finding Employment on Campus

Finding Employment on Campus

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College is all about obtaining a job. That is what you are here for, it is what you came to do. But that does not exclude you from finding another opportunity on campus to assist in paying for any expenses you might have. I spent most of my first year looking for the perfect job, not realizing how easy it really is. 

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