The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program hosted the first Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS) Career Fair on February 26th in the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). At the event, members of EGaDS, a student organization dedicated to computer and video game development, were able to network with developers, hiring managers, and recruiters about careers and internships in the game, mobile app, and creative media industries.
The energetic event brought together over 50 members of the student organization and seven companies from GAMMA’s Partner Program: Bee Cave Games, Chaotic Moon, gumi, Multimedia Games, sonarDesign, Spacetime Studios, and Wargaming. Along with discussing their career goals face-to-face with a concentrated group of development companies, attendees were also able to learn more about company culture and projects directly from employees of the corporations.
“We take pride in promoting the EGaDS student organization,” said Paul Toprac, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer of the GAMMA Program. “Their enthusiasm and passion about game and mobile app development make them a great fit for internships and entry-level positions with any of our GAMMA Partners.”
The next EGaDS Career Fair will be held in the Spring semester of 2016.
The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program at the University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program between the College of Fine Arts, Computer Science Department, and Radio-Television-Film Department. The program produces graduates ready to design, develop, and provide leadership for the exploding growth in game, mobile app, and creative media agencies and studios in Texas and around the world. For more information on the GAMMA Program, please visit http://gamedev.utexas.edu or contact Cameron M. Weed.