term: fall | date: 30th August, 2021

We are once again pleased to announce that the USC Games Festival Coordination Office, as well as the Diversity & Career Development Office are open and here to assist our students with all their professional endeavors.

If you are seeking aid in gathering up materials needed for submitting to a festival, or simply want to know more about how the process works and how to get started, Abby Sherlock will be holding office hours on Monday and Friday every week. Head over to Abby’s Calendly to make an appointment.

Looking for a job? Need to dust off a resume or warm up those interview muscles? Unsure of where and how you fit into the community of USC Games? Carys Gooi, our Diversity & Career Development representative is available by appointment to help get you started on your road to professional achievement.

We at USC Games are committed to helping our student body strive to meet all of their professional goals and are proud to offer these resources in the 2021-22 school year.

Wanna make games? Apply to Open Alpha! Each semester we take a game from conception to open alpha release. No experience required. Applications close Tuesday, August 31st.

The USC Career Center is hosting a variety of workshops and career fairs throughout the month of September. Here is a list of important dates and events for which to register and participate:

Sep 1, 2021 11am
How to Secure an Internship
Sep 7, 2021 3pm
Sanitizing Your Image on Social Media
Sep 8, 2021 6pm
Asia Pacific & International Students Virtual Career Fair
Sep 9, 2021 6pm
USC Career Center Employer Partners Virtual Networking Event
Sep 14, 2021 6pm
Mock Interview Night with USC Alumni
Sep 22, 2021 10am
Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair – Day One (Full-Time Roles)
Sep 23, 2021 10am
Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair – Day Two (Internships)
Sep 29, 2021 2pm
Diversity Meet & Greet

If you are a company looking to employ USC Games students, you may also register for a booth space at any of our career fairs! Our students would love to interview with you.

Wednesday, September 1st, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Looking to get an internship next summer? Or spring? Perhaps sometime in the future? The USC Career Center is having a virtual event TOMORROW, Wednesday (Sep 1) from 11AM-12PM PT on How to Secure an Internship! They’ll be covering resources, strategies on getting hired, and the steps you can take to get that internship of your dreams!! Find more details and REGISTER HERE!

Wednesday, September 1st, 7:00PM – 10:20PM

CTIN- 463 is excited to welcome Jared Rosen, Principal Writer at Riot Games. Jared has written and worked on the lores of characters within League of Legends and the land of Runeterra such as Fiddlesticks, Sona, Rell, Viego, as well as characters from VALORANT Franchise like Yoru. Additionally, Jared has worked on the stories of some of Riots’ greatest and most beloved multiverse skin lines/events such as Spirit Blossom and the Sentinels of Light. Outside of his work at Riot, Jared has worked on award-winning cosmic horror and visual novels. Join us in exploring the work of Jared in CTIN-463 this Wednesday, September 1, at 7 PM PST in SCI 106!

Wednesday, September 1st, 11:00AM – 12:50PM

CTIN-487 is excited to welcome Mark “Garvey” Candella, seven year Twitch veteran and Director of Student and Education Programs! Before founding and running the Twitch Student program and supporting aspiring young streamers, Mark worked for two years as the Director of Strategic Partnerships developing department-wide strategies for Talent Servicing. Even before Twitch, Mark worked as a Manager at Azubu.tv, an esports livestreaming site founded in 2012 which partnered with prominent players such as Faker of T1 and MadLife of CJ Entus Front. Garvey has been instrumental in working to boost student streamers and eSports professionals for many years in the industry. Come join the conversation this Wednesday, September 1st at 11am PST in SCI 106!

Friday, September 3rd, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Are you interested in producing? Join Ana Solimano, Assistant Producer at Mobius Digital, for a fireside chat with Gordon Bellamy about her journey in the games industry! Ana graduated from IMGD in May 2020, and is currently working on Outer Wilds, Echoes of the Eye, and others. She is a big fan of color coding, visualization, TTRPGs and MMA. Come chat with Ana this Friday 9/3 at 3PM PT on Zoom!

*Students & Faculty, look out for more information in our USC Games Weekly Access Guide