Jump to content
Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:03 AM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:21 AM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:02 AM
Quote:Yes, Volition is definitely a company I've been looking at. I did email them inquiring about internships, and they told me that they did sometimes do summer internships, and they'd start looking in October on their website. Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything there yet.
Original post by Rycross
Have you tried Volition? They're located in the Champaign-Urbana area, which is only an hour and a half from Chicago. No idea if they have internships though.
Quote:Warner Bros bought them out and made Warner Bros Games, Chicago. Someone on another site mentioned that they were looking for internships, but the company is the hardest I've seen to contact. The Chicago Branch has no website, and the main page only sends you to a job search engine that has no internships listed.
Original post by Rycross
Its too bad that Midway went bankrupt. I had a friend who did an internship stint there.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:19 AM
Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:34 AM
Original post by Kylotan
I would be surprised if having had an internship was essential for your career
Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:50 AM
It seems like my location (Chicago) is killing me.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 05:12 AM
Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:25 PM
Quote:Yes, I realize that. While I'm extremely good at programming, it's not something I see myself doing for the rest of my life. I'm starting to realize more and more that I'll probably need to use programming to break into the industry.
From what I can see (from your post and your resume), you're most definitely a programmer.
This would be fine if you're applying to programming positions, but you seem to be applying to game design spots, and game design really is a different job to programming.
Quote:I'll try to highlight this more on my resume. This past summer with my previous internship, I was the lead resource and organizer on a project for one of our clients. I actually got put in charge of a team of 4 programmers (including myself) to manage actually getting the code designed, implemented, deployed, and live.
You mention you want to be put in a managerial job, yet have no mention of past experience even working with groups.
Quote:My experience with 3ds Max isn't with art, and that's the problem. I use 3ds Max (and Maya) to create physical models of industrial engineering. I classify it as "significant experience" because I have used every major component extensively to design models that represent real world schematics.
You also seem to be mentioning experience with 3Ds Max which is completely irrelevant in your CV without a portfolio as you don't list any formal art training(unless you mean programming plug-ins for 3ds max of course).
Quote:I'll work on this. I've been wanting to get an IGDA student chapter at my University.
You need to get involved with other people and actually design and make a few games or demos, where you take primarily take the role of designer or manager and not programmer.
If you're still at University this will be far far easier than afterward, as people with valuable abilities (and free time) will be available and likely will be up for it.