Benefits of Partnering

The University of Texas at Austin’s GDAD Program instructs students in the fields of art, computer science, design, and production concentrating on digital media creation, game development, and mobile app design. Partners contribute to the growth of the GDAD Program while expanding and promoting their business through targeted branding, recruitment, and industry leadership, and partnership with the GDAD program may include the following benefits.


Reach nearly 3,000 students in the Arts and Entertainment Technologies and Computer Science departments, plus many more students around campus interested in digital interactive media and game development!


Targeted recruiting events and programs reduce the time and money involved to hire the right entry-level professional. Hiring the wrong fit for you company is expensive, energy draining, and reduces self-esteem. Find the right fit by using the Partner Program to make you feel like a recruitment rock star!

Thought Leadership

You are a leader in your field. Students understand current trends and how youth 15-25 years old think. Combine the two, and, wham, your company is a thought leader in developing creative products for 15-25 year olds. To deepen your company’s reach, students will consider you as a thought leader as they enter the workforce!

Ecosystem Development

Have you ever noticed how the most successful software and entertainment industry clusters are typically co-located with a major world-class university? This is no mere coincidence. Strong university programs drive industry growth. By participating in the Partner Program, you are enhancing your future business opportunities and growth!

Corporate and Community Goodwill

Let’s face it. You want to feel like your company is doing good things for the community, and so do the rest of your employees. By engaging students, your employees will be energized and enthused. This feeling will have a halo effect, within and outside, of your company!

Click here for more information on how to became a GDAD Partner.