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Tech / Data / Gaming

Welcome to the Tech / Data / Gaming Interest Community!

Members of this community use their quantitative, design, and communication skills to tackle complex, multi-faceted problems in a wide range of disciplines.  Many careers in Tech, Gaming and Data start from a foundation in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and fluency in one or more of these areas is an asset.  However, many employers cite communication, collaboration, and lateral thinking skills as being as important as coding or data analysis.  Other key skills in these fields include self-advocacy, basic knowledge of business principles, fluency in foreign or computing languages, quantitative reasoning, and communicating ideas concisely and clearly.

These careers can be faced-paced, ever-changing, and unpredictable.  Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to) analyst, designer, developer, coder, software / hardware engineer, specialist, and technician, often in companies that specialize in gaming, technology, mobile apps, business development, consulting robotics, hardware, data, and the web.

These are the 10 Biggest Video Game Companies in North America (Shared article from Zippia)

This is a shared article from Zippia written by Chris Kolmar

Do you play video games? Do you have a favorite game publisher?

Most publishers find a few genres that work for them and tend to stick with them, to …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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How Kickstarter has Supported Game Development

With video game development continuing to rise as time goes on we continue to see studios flourish in the market from big to small developers. The bigger name companies such as Nintendo, Xbox, and EA will continue to push out …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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June at the Virtual Career & Internship Center

Since Monday, March 16th, the Career & Internship Center has been entirely virtual.  It’s now June and while our doors in Mary Gates Hall remain closed, all our team members continue to work remotely, excited and ready to connect with …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections
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Update on the 2020 Game Developers Conference

Important GDC 2020 Update
(This is the information shared directly from their website as of 3/3/2020) 

After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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The $0 Marketing Game Guide (Shared Article From the Medium written by Victoria Tran)

By Victoria Tran, the Communications Director at Kitfox Games, an indie studio in Montreal. Currently working on Boyfriend DungeonLucifer Within Us and publishing Mondo Museum and Dwarf Fortress.

Thousands of games come out, with thousands of dollars in marketing. …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice
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Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Tech/Data/Gaming

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 5 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

Tech / Data / Gaming Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in tech/data/gaming. …

In Demand Skills for Information Tech, Data & Gaming Careers

Non-Tech Jobs in Tech

Not all roles in technology companies require STEM skills. Salary platform Contently describes some popular niches for those who don’t …

Getting Started as a Game Journalist

Considering pursuing a career as a Games Journalist but don’t know where to start? Freelancer Rob Rath shares his experience …

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