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  • Free Transcripts, Podcasts from Game Career Seminar

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  •  The Art Institute Online is providing readers of and with free access to some of the best sessions and talks from the Game Career Seminar at the Austin Game Developers Conference 2007, which was held last month.

    Five sessions are currently available in both audio and text formats:

    "A Game Industry Journeyman"
    Speaker: Andy Schatz (Pocketwatch Games)

    From his start as an intern at one of the first internet gaming portals in 1995 through his work in the big budget console world to the happy land of indie game development and the casual gaming gold rush, Andy has seen it all. Learn about how to break into the industry, and then how to break out of it.

    Access the Game Career Seminar lecture, "A Game Industry Journeyman" (.MP3, 62 minutes, 14.1 MB) or read the transcript.

    "Schools Under the Microscope: An Open Q&A"

    Bob McGoldrick (moderator), coordinator for Technical Certification Programs, Austin Community College
    Jeannie Novak, The Art Institute Online
    Stacey Simmons, director, Baton Rouge Area Digital Industries Consortium, Louisiana State University
    Gordon Dutrisac
    , DigiPen Institute of Technology
    Casey Jones, Texas State Technical College -- Waco

    Representatives from various types of schools that offer degrees in, or related to, game development and design are on-hand to take your questions.

    Download the Game Career Seminar lecture, 'Schools Under the Microscope' (.MP3, 59 minutes, 13.6 MB) or read the transcript.

    "What are Employers Looking for Now?
    Speaker: Robin McShaffry (VP Operations,
    Michael Nichols (Senior Recruiter, THQ/Vigil Games)
    Jackie Shuler (Recruiter, Electronic Arts, Inc.)

    What are the latest hiring trends in the game industry? What do companies look for in entry-level candidates? Which skills are most sought after? Learn, from search to follow-up, how to showcase the skills you are equipped with. Followed by Q&A.

    Download the Game Career Seminar lecture, "What are Employers Looking for Now?" (.MP3, 56 minutes, 13 MB) or read the transcript.

    "Networking 101"
    Speaker: Darius Kazemi (President, Orbus Gameworks)

    Get out of your seats for an interactive networking live game! It's more than just shmoozing, it's a valuable way to open up new opportunities.

    Download the Game Career Seminar lecture, "Networking 101" (.MP3, 63 minutes, 14.3 MB) or read the transcript.

    "When Did You Last Level Up? Career Advice from an Industry Veteran"
    Speaker: David Perry (CEO/Founder,

    It's like going on a diet, it won't be easy, but if you want to spike your career right now, David Perry (a 25 year industry veteran with multiple #1 games under his belt) is here to share some advice. This Q&A with GDC's Executive Director Jamil Moledina, should reveal some insights into how this multi-millionaire developer has found ways to keep a career growing in this fast moving and highly-competitive business.

    Download the Game Career Seminar lecture, 'Career Advice from an Industry Veteran' (.MP3, 62 minutes, 14.2 MB) or read the transcript.

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