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How can I get an internship at a video game development studio?

In this episode of Game Industry Career Guide Podcast, I answer a question from John, who wants to know, How can I get an internship at a video game development studio? Do you have any advice for me?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • All about game dev internship: What it is, how it works, and why you should care
  • How to find the best internships – even the ones that aren’t advertised to the public
  • Three key tips for landing an internship, even in the face of intense competition

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Video Game Graphics Programmer Portfolio

This article is part of our Video Game Job Hunt Guide. Read the full guide to learn how to write a strong resume, build a winning portfolio, ace your job interviews and more.

Screen shot from Particle + Noise shader demo, Brandon Fogerty

A graphical programming portfolio can make your resume mesmerizing.


If you’re searching for a job in the video game industry, it’s important to have an online portfolio to showcase your work. That might be easy for artists that already work in a pixel-based medium – but how can video game programmers make their code into something visually appealing that looks great on a web page? Read more ›

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Video Game Designer Education Requirements

Game Designers Field of Study

Which degree is required to become a Game Designer?

Is your quest to become a video game designer? If so, you might feel that you’re facing a difficult journey with many decisions to make. Should you go to a video game college, state college or private university? Should you focus on programming, design, or art? Is a 4-year degree enough or is more required of you?

There are many roads to take, and many educational paths to choose. Which one leads to your dream job making games?  Read more ›

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LinkedIn Etiquette: Requesting a Connection

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When you’re searching for a job in the video game industry, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for building your network. But there are some “unwritten rules” of LinkedIn etiquette. You can end up embarrassing yourself if you aren’t thoughtful when you invite people to Connect. Stick to these 3 simple rules and you can’t go wrong.

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