Undergraduates given crucial gaming industry tips

Date 11.11.2015

The secrets to forging a successful career in the computer and video gaming industry were revealed to University of Northampton students at an event designed to boost their employability.

Undergraduates studying Computer Games Development and Games Art attended the Get In The Game roadshow, which was hosted by Ben Milnes from Aardvark Swift, a specialist recruitment consultancy for the gaming industry.

The event, which took place at Avenue Campus on Wednesday 28 October, saw Ben provide tips for those wishing to break into the highly competitive jobs market.

He explained how to put together a winning CV, a high-impact portfolio of work and also highlighted the importance of networking with those in the industry and entering game design competitions.

Martyn Simmons, Senior Lecturer in Games Design at the University, said: “We were delighted to host the Get In The Game roadshow – if you’re serious about pursuing a career in gaming, there’s no better introduction to the way the industry works than this event.

“Our courses provide undergraduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to develop games, but to stand out in the jobs market, students need to promote themselves to employers, and Get In The Game shows them exactly how they can do that.”

To find out more about studying Computer Games Development at the University, visit the course page.

To find out more about studying Games Art, visit the course page​.

Ben Milnes is pictured with students from the University.