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Session Name: Game Career Seminar: The Resilient Job Hunt: Addressing the "Well of Doubts"
Speaker(s): Carlos Danna, Tatyana Dyshlova, Irina Hasanow, Jeremy Lecus, Sophie Mintz, Dana Wuerzburg
Company Name(s): QVIK, FuzzyBot, Independent, Cryptic Studios, Donkey Crew, 5th Planet Games
Track / Format: Game Career Seminar
Overview: With a diploma in one hand and your polished resume in the other, a new quest starts to find the first job in the industry. New job hunters set forth to secure their first industry gig. The trek to enter game development is intimidating, especially for those who are seeking employment in foreign countries or feel uncomfortable at networking events. The job search is often a time of doubt and concern, as one wonders things like "Is it me?" Learn how other developers remained resilient and overcame barriers. This panel brings together a diverse group of developers to demystify the hiring process, with special attention towards navigating the process for international applicants, women, and underrepresented minorities. Hear both general and discipline-specific job-search advice, and learn the panelists' unique stories on how they broke into the industry.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Carlos Danna

QVIK

Tatyana Dyshlova

FuzzyBot

Irina Hasanow

Independent

Jeremy Lecus

Cryptic Studios

Sophie Mintz

Donkey Crew

Dana Wuerzburg

5th Planet Games

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Game Career Seminar

Game Career / Education