Sarah Ryan studies BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology and is currently on placement in her role as software engineer at Rare Ltd. She shares with us her placement experience so far and why “There really isn’t a reason not to apply for a placement.”
Tyler is a Games Developer Relations Intern during his placement year with Intel. Here he tells us all about his placement experience, and (in his words) why you should “DO IT” too!
Fedar, a Computer Games Enterprise student, talks about how a placement outside the games industry has given him a deeper understanding of the topics in his degree plus a great salary.
Once again the Creative Careers team was pleased to be invited to celebrate the achievements of graduates in the School of Creative Technologies. We were really impressed to see how many former placement students won awards.
Best Placement Student: Jonathan Whitney, BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology
Of course, we had to start with the winner of the Best Placement Student award. Eliana Lee-Gibbons, Industry Liaison Manager, Creative Careers, presented this award to Jonathan Whitney. Jonathan completed his placement year at Warner Bros as a Creative and Marketing Intern and is now working as a Creative Artworker at nDreams, the largest UK software developer to be solely focused on creating virtual reality entertainment content.
CCI students continue to impress employers with showcasing their creativity. Hampshire-based recruitment agency, Solutions 4 Recruitment celebrated the 2017 Creative Student Awards Final which is designed to recognise and celebrate the plethora of creative talent across the UK. Nearly 50 shortlisted entries, 10,000 votes and 5 shortlisted finalists later, the CS Award 16/17 winner was announced to be our very own BA (Hons) Interior Architecture student Jodie Howard.
The games industry is incredibly competitive so get tips from Emma, Talent Manager, on how to stand out from the crowd and get your foot in the door at Creative Assembly.
Matthew Whitby spent his Self-employment Placement Year (SPY) as part of Broken Earth: Games Studio. They won two awards at the University’s Enterprise Showcase – “Startup to Watch” and “Self-employed Placement of the Year”. Matthew tells us about the highs and lows of running your own games company.