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Read about our trip to the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco
There’s a lot more happening in the Career Center besides resume writing and job placement. Ask these students who recently returned from San Francisco where they attended the Game Developer’s Conference and had a personal tour of Google and Apple Computer. In today’s job market, clinching that perfect internship or great first job is all about networking with employers and learning what’s hot in industry today.
So, 10 students from our Computer and Software Engineering majors headed to Silicon Valley to learn first-hand about careers with the industry’s top employers. The first stop was at Google where we were hosted by Gary Denasi, a Vermont native who gave us a tour and discussed internship opportunities. From there we headed to Apple Computer, where we met with an old friend and alumni, Disco Vince Giffin. Disco gave us a tour and then we had a great discussion in the company cafeteria on how he got into Apple and what kinds of opportunities were there for our students. The talk was fresh, original and had that typical relaxed Disco style. To complete this part of the tour, Disco brought everyone to the company store where students enjoyed a sizable discount on Applewear.
On day two of our trip, the students headed to the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. The conference center was packed with the latest products in the gaming industry and employers looking to hire the next great talent out of college. This industry is alive and thriving as more and more companies are getting into computer applications. Students had a chance to network with employers, collect business cards and contemplate a possible move to the West Coast or other pockets of game development activity. The largest number of these kinds of employers appear to be in San Francisco, Austin, Orlando, New York City and now Massachusetts. Stay tuned as the Career Center begins to network to bring these companies to Vermont Tech to interview our students.
So what did the students think of this experience? Well, to quote the words of Sean Burke, “The tour of Google was badass, and so was spending time with Disco Vince, a Vermont Tech graduate who is now a Project Manager for two of Apple's security teams!! Pretty awesome. I loved the Game Developer's Conference! It's not as crazy as E3, and it's only for developers, students and the press, but we still got to see technical presentations and how some of our favorite games work behind the scenes. Pretty awesome.”
This sentiment was certainly shared by all the students. My favorite Facebook status from that week? “OMG. We got to have lunch with DISCO VINCE. He’s famous.”
So, if there are tours or conferences you’d like to attend, please contact the Career Center. We’ll work with you to plan a tour you’ll surely remember. And perhaps a job offer too.
We’d like to thank the I.T. Department for their generous donation of computer monitors that we were able to sell as a fund raiser. This trip would not have been possible without their generous support. Thank you.