Sponsored By

Get a career jumpstart at the GDC 2015 Game Career Seminar

<a href=http://www.gdconf.com/>GDC 2015</a> organizers highlight notable sessions in this year's Game Career Seminar, which features portfolio reviews from Epic, Irrational and more alongside career guidance talks from industry veterans.

February 5, 2015

3 Min Read

We're less than a month away from the 2015 Game Developers Conference, and today show organizers are highlighting the Game Career Seminar, which offers lectures, panels, and presentations to help new and aspiring developers kickstart their careers in the game business.

This one-day program will take place Friday, March 6th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and will give attendees the chance to learn about the industry and network with leading professionals and HR representatives, both within sessions and at the show's robust Career Pavilion.

The Game Career Seminar is open to all GDC pass holders, including Expo Pass holders. It's also accessible via a special one-day Student Pass for currently enrolled students over the age of 18 -- available on-site on Friday, March 6th for just $75.

Here are a few can't-miss talks from this year's list of Game Career Seminar sessions:

In the two-part session "Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer," a panel of artists and art directors from Firaxis, Bungie, Irrational, 343 Industries and Epic Games will share advice on standing out from the crowd and help attendees perfect their art portfolio, so that they'll be better prepared to find a great job in the game industry.

The first session will focus primarily on the dos and don'ts of artist portfolios, and will allow the audience to ask the panelists for specific tips and advice during a Q&A segment. The second session will focus on one-on-one portfolio reviews, giving attendees a chance to get advice and criticism specific to their needs.

Also, don't miss game designer James Taylor discussing new, experimental methods of game design in his GCS session "A New R&D Process for Game Design." As a representative of the University of Chicago's Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, Taylor will share lessons learned from the lab's new Experimental Games Group -- which invites students interested in game design to study new kinds of games and prototype ideas in short production cycles.

Plus, you can catch experienced game writer/designer Katie Chironis breaking down what it takes to go from student to professional game maker in her GCS talk "From Student To Designer/Writer: Real Talk." Chironis will show attendees how to create the perfect design portfolio for their specific design career goals, understand how to position themselves as a unique and skilled candidate & get immediate no-nonsense networking tips. Check it out, and you can expect to walk away with a list of new resources and places to look for work.

For more information on these sessions or others in the show's growing lineup, check out GDC 2015's official Schedule Builder, which continues to add new talks every week. GDC 2015 itself will take place March 2-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

For more information on GDC 2015, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via FacebookTwitter, or RSS.

Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Tech

Read more about:

event gdc
Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox

You May Also Like