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|Session Name:||Many Paths, One Goal: Alternative Ways to Break In|
|Speaker(s):||Tim Hargreaves, Michelle Flamm, Michelle Hill, Josh Raab, Alyssa Hoey|
|Company Name(s):||Intel, Independent, 2K Games, Big Huge Games, Voltage Entertainment|
|Track / Format:||Game Career Seminar|
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|Overview:||Getting an industry job is simple: get a degree, get an internship, get hired. Right? According to this cross discipline panel, reality is a little more complicated. Between achieving a history degree, prop making, the Royal Canadian Navy and failed projects and companies, learn about some of the paths less traveled in order to achieve the one true goal: gainful employment in the games industry. Hear the war stories of how they got here, and ask questions about how their different experiences shaped how they approach the industry. Sometimes they were lucky, sometimes they worked their hands to the bone, but they all succeeded in an unconventional fashion.|