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|Session Name:||Jams, Clubs, Shows and More: An Overview of Institutional Support for Game Students|
|Company Name(s):||University of Utah|
|Track / Format:||Educators Summit|
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|Overview:||Learn about the different kinds of institutional support initiatives that video game development programs worldwide provide for their students to help them become better game developers, fund their studies, and/or find employment opportunities in industry. Examples that will be discussed include the different kinds of showcase events game programs organize for their students (juried shows, end-of-semester showcases, etc.), student game clubs, game jams, various mentoring programs, game-specific scholarships, participation in commercial game events, and more. All examples will come from a multi-month interview study conducted by the speaker.|