Click me
Transcript

Game On: Turn Your Love of Gaming into a Career

GAME TURN YOUR LOVE OF ON: GAMING INTO A CAREER Whether you are a serious gamer or you've always toyed with coding, your passion for gaming may lead to an exciting career. To identify keys to successful gaming careers, we tapped into three DeVry University alumni. SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS WERE RECENTLY RANKED NO. 1 ON THE LIST OF “100 BEST JOBS" THE MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY FOR A PROGRAMMER IS Pursue Your Passion “The most successful game developers love what they do. The industry is competitive, but passion fuels ambition and resilience in job-seekers," says Katie Hanlon, senior programmer and DeVry University alumna with a Bachelor of Science in Game and Simulation Programming. $74,280. Master Your Math Skills “Many people don't realize math is a must-have proficiency in our field," says Hanlon. “Be prepared to use math daily as a programmer; these skills can set you apart from the competition." GAME SOFTWARE INDUSTRY REVENUES COULD HIT $100 BILLION BY 2017. Do Your Research "Game development is fun but real success takes hard work," says Jonathan Jennings, developer and DeVry University alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Game and Simulation Programming. “Understand the industry and hone your skills to make yourself more marketable." Be Persistent “Never stop learning and creating; gaming is constantly changing. Be competitive to stand out," adds Jennings. “You may not get your dream job right out of the gate, but every step on your career path provides relevant experience." THE NEED FOR EXPERTS IN THIS Conquer Your Communication Skills “Games are a medium to convey messages interactively. To be effective, you must master your communication skills," recommends Miles Aurbeck, video game producer and DeVry University alumnus with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Game and Simulation Programming. "Every game needs messages to play with; you must be FİELD IS GRÓWING, WITH AN ESTIMATED 22% JOB GROWTH BETWEEN 2012 AND able to define how." 2022 FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS.4 Build A Solid Portfolio “Leverage your classwork and professional experience to create a dynamic portfolio that showcases your work," says Hanlon. Visit devry.edu to learn how you can start the path to your gaming career today. 1 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs 2 http://www.allartschools.com/art-careers/game-design/video-game-design-career-outook 3 http://venturebeat.com/2014/01/14/mobile-gaming-could-drive-entire-game-industry-ta-100b-in-revenue-by-2017/ 4 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technokogy/software-developers.htm DeVry V University Devry University is accredited by The Higher Leaming Commission (HLC), www.ncahlc.org In New York, Devry University operates as Devry College of New York.DeVry is Devry University is authorized for operation by the THEC. www.state.tn.us/thec/. Nashville Campus - 3343 Perimeter Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37211. Program availability varies by location. to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. 02014 Deviry Educational Development Corp. All rights reserved. 3/14

Game On: Turn Your Love of Gaming into a Career

shared by DeVryUniversity on Apr 01
312 views
1 shares
0 comments
Whether you are a serious gamer or you’ve always toyed with coding, your passion for gaming may lead to an exciting career. To identify¬ keys to successful gaming careers, we tapped into three DeVr...

Publisher

Devry

Category

Education
Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy

For wordpress.com:

Click the code to copy
Customize size