It’s Virtual Career Week at the NYU Game Center!

The NYU Game Center is proud to present Career Week 2020! This year, in lieu of our in-person annual Strategy Guide event, we’ve got a full week of career-oriented programming for students and alumni alike. If you’re just starting to think about your future career, you’re already applying to positions, or you’re just looking for an excuse to dust off your application materials, Career Week is here for you!

Starting May 4th, each day of the week will feature one or more live events to help you navigate the waters of finding and applying for jobs alongside a daily email featuring job opportunities, advice from alumni, and other resources. We’ve also got alumni volunteers ready to give feedback on resumes and portfolios, plus useful information sessions from the Office of Global Services, Wasserman Center for Career Development, and Tisch Office of Career Development.

All Career Week events are open to NYU Game Center Graduate and Undergraduate students and alumni only. Listed with each event below is info on how to sign-up or RSVP. For all Game Center-led events, links to all Zoom Meetings will be sent to RSVPs as well as posted in the NYU Game Center Slack. For TOCD & OGS events, you must register directly with them to receive the Zoom links. To sign-up for One-on-One Reviews with NYU Game Center Alumni, fill out this form.

All times listed are EST. 

Zoom One-on-One Meeting or Email Exchange
Sign-up is necessary, Sign-up here by May 1st, 3:00pm EST:
Lead by: NYU Game Center Alumni!

Game Center alumni are here to share their experience, best job-hunting tips, and give you feedback on your application materials. Sign up for a one-on-one zoom resume/portfolio review or get some advice over email. Sign-up via this Google Form, and will pair you with an alumni during the week of 5/4 for the review.

Zoom One-on-One Meeting
Sign up instructions for TOCD here.
Lead by: Tisch Office of Career Development

Got career questions? TOCD is doing a virtual pop-up for Game Design on Monday afternoon, May 4th! This is a great way to get cover letter/resume feedback or get tips on your internship/job search. These consultations are first-come, first-served and limited to 10 minutes if other people are in the queue.

Group Zoom Meeting
RSVP via Career Week Eventbrite here.
Lead by: Toni Pizza, NYU Game Center

Feeling totally stumped every time you sit down to work on your resume? Need some prompts to help get you going? Just want to commiserate with others about how tricky it is to explain your skills in bullet points? Come to Career Coworking: Resume Edition! Join Toni’s zoom co-working room and we’ll work on them together.

Group Zoom Meeting
RSVP via Career Week Eventbrite here.
Lead by: Toni Pizza, NYU Game Center

Get inspired to fix up (or start!) your website or portfolio, in this career co-working session. Toni’s hosting another zoom co-working session to debate Cargo vs Squarespace vs itch, contemplate custom domains, share what to include on a project page, and to get some work done! Come co-work, it’s never too soon to update your website!

STEM OPT Webinar with OGS

Zoom Webinar
RSVP with OGS here.
Lead by: OGS

For F-1 international students who are already on post-OPT, you probably already know if you’re eligible for the STEM OPT extension. This is an additional 24 months of OPT work authorization for students with a US degree in certain majors of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We highly recommend attending this webinar about 4 months before your current OPT EAD card is set to expire. During this webinar, we will review eligibility for the extension, the application process, reporting responsibilities, travel, and how Cap Gap extension often overlaps with the STEM extension.

NYC Studio Q&A with Arkadium

Zoom Talk and Q&A
RSVP via Career Week Eventbrite here.
Lead by: Toni Pizza & Arkadium

Join us for a live studio Q&A with NYC based game studio Arkadium. They’ll give us a quick overview of their studio, talk about open positions, and then we’ll open up to some Q&A with 3 current employees (who all happen to be NYU alums!). David Or (Director of Interactive Content & Product Engineering), Michael Scrivner (Marketing Manager), and Anne Dong (Senior People Innovation Business Partner) will be around to answer questions about their game design process, current openings, and share information about applying. *This zoom will be recorded & available after the live session.

LinkedIn 101 & Coworking

Group Zoom Meeting
RSVP via Career Week Eventbrite here.
Lead by: Toni Pizza, NYU Game Center

If you’re wondering what LinkedIn is, how to use it, or want more information on the benefits and quirks of the platform, this session is for you! More and more companies are requiring applicants to submit a LinkedIn profile in order to apply, so you should have one ready to use! Toni will overview some background info and share tips to get the most out of the platform, followed by some coworking time to start or update your own profiles. Toni wishes she could provide snacks for this one! *This zoom will be recorded & available after the live session.

Your Career and Covid-19: Virtual Interviewing with Wasserman

Zoom Webinar
RSVP for the Virtual Interviewing Webinar here.
Lead by: Wasserman Center for Career Development

Attend a webinar discussing how to best prepare for virtual interviewing from NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development.