The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program hosted its annual GAMMA Career Fair on March 8th in the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall (GDC). The event brought together over 50 students dedicated to game and mobile development and seven companies from the GAMMA Partner Program to discuss careers and internships in the game, mobile app, and creative media industries.
The energetic, invitation-only event focused on 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, being able to network with developers, hiring managers, and recruiters from Aspyr Media, Bee Cave Games, Electronic Arts (EA), Everi, Microsoft, UT SAGA Lab, and Wargaming. Along with discussing their career goals face-to-face with the companies, attendees were also able to learn more about company culture and projects directly from the company employees.
“We hold the GAMMA Career Fair every year so that our extremely talented GAMMA students can connect with the local tech industry,” said Paul Toprac, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer of the GAMMA Program. “Our students enthusiasm and passion about game and mobile development make them a great fit for any company looking to hire local Austin talent.”
The next GAMMA Career Fair will be held in the Spring 2017.
The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program at the University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program between the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies (CAET), 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://gammaprogram.utexas.edu or contact Cameron M. Weed.