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Gaming Career Resources: Home

Resources for those interested in a career in Game Development.


Welcome the Undergraduate Library's Game Development career resource page. We hope to centralize some of the academic and career resources available both inside and outside the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The page is organized as follows:

Career Resources - A list of websites, conferences, and potential professions for those looking to break into the gaming industry.

Courses - A list of suggested departments at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with classes for those interested in going into careers in game development.

Publications on Game Development - Here you can find a list of trade and academic journals on game development, as well as a selection of books in the Undergraduate Library on gaming.

Advice from Industry Insiders - Some advice from those already in the gaming industry on creating portfolios, some classes to prepare you for a career in gaming, and getting a first job.

Sample Job Descriptions - Some industry insiders provide some insights into their current jobs in gaming.

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