Caledonian Creates held their “End of Year Celebration” at GCU last week - inviting final year students to showcase examples of their work to their peers, teaching staff and industry professionals.
Final year students from the Departments of Applied Games and Computer Games were given the opportunity to display their Honours Project, as well as the chance to show their portfolios to potential employers from the industry.
Andrew Godfrey, Creative Director for the company Trespass, explained how important it is to network with potential employers at events like this. He said; “It's really important to see how students work has been developing, and to also see how they're embracing recent trends which is really important.
I work in digital design, so seeing new design processes through the students work is massively important. The fact that they're using industry software makes perfect sense because they fit straight into the workplace.
The work here is great too; I've always been really impressed with the work of the students here.”
Head of Applied Games Bruce Wood, highlighted the importance of holding events like this. He said; ”The Caledonian Creates event was busier than ever.
The attendees included students, family members, industry partners and alumni. As well as being a celebration of the creative digital talent within GCU, it is also a networking event and talent scouting opportunity for industry and businesses.
Every year we interface with new and existing partners. Several of these partners were actively seeking to fill creative positions within their organisations, and as a result there were several invitations handed out to our students for follow up discussions.
The overall event continues to be successful in that it provides students the opportunity to showcase their work and network with potential employers.
It continues to build on both GCU and our student’s reputation in this field.”
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By Rachael McAlonan
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