October 15, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program hosted its second annual Career PowerUp (CPU) Mixer on October 9th in the atrium of the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). The CPU Mixer brought together members of the GAMMA Program’s industry partners and a select group of students interested in careers and internships in the game, mobile app, and creative media industries.
GAMMA students from the Computer Science Department, College of Fine Arts, and Radio-Television-Film Department, along with students from the Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS) student organization, were able to network with developers, hiring managers, and recruiters from Bee Cave Games, Chaotic Moon Studios, Electronic Arts (EA), Jobs2Careers, Multimedia Games, and Wargaming. The more informal atmosphere allowed students to discuss their career goals while learning more about company culture and projects directly from employees of the corporations.
“The follow-up I’ve received from students has been enthusiastic!” said Kimberly Wale, Regional HR Director, Wargaming. “We had an extremely positive experience at the event and look forward to future opportunities.”
“GAMMA students are extremely dedicated and passionate about game and mobile app development,” said Paul Toprac, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer of the GAMMA Program. “We hold the CPU Mixer every year so that our best students can connect face-to-face with a concentrated group of companies interested in hiring interns and entry-level positions.” The next CPU Mixer will be held in the Fall semester of 2015.
For more information, contact: Cameron M. Weed, Game and Mobile Media Applications Program, 512 475 6602.