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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Jams, Clubs, Shows and More: An Overview of Institutional Support for Game Students
Speaker(s): Jose Zagal
Company Name(s): University of Utah
Track / Format: Educators Summit

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Overview: Learn about the different kinds of institutional support initiatives that video game development programs worldwide provide for their students to help them become better game developers, fund their studies, and/or find employment opportunities in industry. Examples that will be discussed include the different kinds of showcase events game programs organize for their students (juried shows, end-of-semester showcases, etc.), student game clubs, game jams, various mentoring programs, game-specific scholarships, participation in commercial game events, and more. All examples will come from a multi-month interview study conducted by the speaker.

GDC 2019

Jose Zagal

University of Utah

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Educators Summit

Game Career / Education