Every year we work with university lecturers and course leaders to bring our Get in the Game careers tour to universities across the country, along with our team of consultants and mentors from the games industry. As a team, we visit universities to share our experience on how students should best prepare for gaining successful employment. We regularly talk to studios, big and small, to find out exactly what qualities they’re looking for in graduate employees, so we can advise both students and tutors on how to make the most of their course with a view to increased employability.
Additionally, our Search For A Star competition is not just a showcase of student talent, but also a showcase of the universities, courses and tutors that are responsible for identifying and developing that talent.
As a result of this and the support from lecturers and course leaders, we receive applications from hundreds of students across UK Universities each year, as well as several in Europe.
If you run or lecture in a related course and would like more information on either nominating your students for Search For A Star or bringing the Get In The Game tour to your university, we’d love to hear from you. Email Sharan@aswift.com for full details of how you can get involved.