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Electronic Arts UCSC Presentation

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Yesterday Electronic Arts (also known as EA… obviously) came to UCSC to talk about what they’re looking for in potential hires and interns as well as talk about the game industry in general. While it was similar to the Microsoft Game Studios UCSC Presentation, there were some differences that I was a bit surprised to hear.

Unfortunately I walked in late so I missed my chance at a free EA pen, but luckily the actual presentation started late due to technical difficulties with the projector. (It kind of makes me laugh how a simple projector can cause so many problems for a room full of computer science majors and EA employees.) Since the presentation could not be shown first, the first to talk was a developer named Tom Wilson.
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Microsoft Game Studios UCSC Presentation

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A little more than two weeks ago (on January 18 to be exact), Microsoft Game Studios (abbreviated MGS… which, by the way, doesn’t mean Metal Gear Solid) representatives visited UCSC to talk about their employment and internship opportunities as well as their experiences in the gaming industry. Although I wasn’t interested in employment or internships since I’m still a first year, I went anyway to see how Microsoft runs their gaming branch and what things I should look for when I graduate and seek a job in the gaming industry. Hopefully this post can help out other people looking to get into the game industry or, more specifically, work at Microsoft Game Studios.
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