|Session Name||Surviving an Education at a Game School and Graduating Employable|
|Company Name(s)||Academy of Interactive Entertainment|
|Track / Format||Game Career Seminar|
Roughly 35% of high school students have an interest in getting an education in game development; be it art, design, production or programming. Unfortunately most incoming students are ill-prepared and not informed of the challenges and requirements to actually make it through which can leave many students dissatisfied with their experience and leaving programs before completion. This lecture covers in general terms the realistic requirements a student should be aware of when entering a game program, the pros and cons of online versus bricks-n-mortar classes, the requirements to continue through the game program, and what employers are expecting them to retain once they leave and enter the workforce.