Partnership for After School Education

Issue 109

October 15, 2015

Future Game Designers 12-Week Workshop

Future Game Designers is an intensive, free, hands-on, 12-week workshop designed to introduce talented high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to the process of digital game development and the game industry. The program will take place at the NYU Game Center’s facilities in Downtown Brooklyn. The workshop will introduce students to the methods, tools and principles used in developing digital games. Over the course of the 12 weeks, students will work alone and in pairs to create a series of four digital prototypes or ‘sketches’, culminating in a final polished game. Up to 16 students will be selected to participate, with a focus on recruiting groups that are underrepresented within the game industry, particularly students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. To learn more and to apply, visit the NYU Game Center website. Applications are due November 15, 2015.

October 15, 2015

Career Search Tool for Students

The New York City Department of Education and NYC College Line have developed Career Maps, an online tool that demonstrates how career opportunities and jobs are organized and identifies the questions and choices students will need to think about along the way. The interactive career guide features over 200 careers and 11 different industries. By answering four simple questions via the free career quiz, Career Maps allows students to explore careers, job requirements, yearly salary, and college majors.