The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development and Design Program (formerly known as GAMMA Program) hosted its annual Career Fair on February 28th in the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC).
This year, the event brought over 60 students seeking careers in game and mobile development to meet with recruiters from eight game companies. The fair was hosted in part with students from the Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS!) student organization.
The invite-only event brought together students from the Computer Science Department, Center Arts and Entertainment Technologies, and Radio-Television-Film Department. Students were able to discuss careers in the game industry and network with developers, designers, and recruiters from Electronic Arts, Everi, Bethesda, KingsIsle, Kabam, Twisted Pixel, and Zynga. Recruiters were looking for talent to fill roles in software development, machine learning, audio design, illustration, and more.
“The drive for more games and more interactive experiences has led to growth in companies, who need more talent in this area,” says Paul Toprac, Associate Director of the Game Development and Design Program. “That is what led to the creation of this program.”
The next GAMMA Career Fair will be held in spring 2020.
The Game Development and Design Program at the University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program between the Arts and Entertainment Technologies and Computer Science Departments. 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 Game Development and Design Program, please visit https://gamedev.utexas.edu or contact Paul Toprac.