How to Get your Dream Job by Playing Games – Summer Bootcamp 2022 – Speakers for Schools

How to Get your Dream Job by Playing Games – Summer Bootcamp 2022

How to Get your Dream Job by Playing Games – Summer Bootcamp 2022


Age: 14-19

Duration: 4 days

Industry: Computing & IT

Application deadline: 27/06/22

Dates: 11/07/22 – 15/07/22

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this opportunity are for students attending schools and colleges in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas only. Applications from other areas WILL NOT be accepted.

You love gaming. But did you know that some games call upon certain skills? And that many of those skills are in great demand by employers?

This Summer Bootcamp will help you see your gaming in new ways. It will reveal your hidden talents. It will share careers and work opportunities that are relevant to your gaming. It will lift the lid on what you do in gaming, the transferable power of your game skills and also how games work.

Dates: 11th to 15th July 2022.

Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday – Thursday; 9am – 1pm Friday.

Please note: Monday – Thursday after lunch we will run support sessions from 1.30pm – 2.30pm for Team Challenge work and individual quests – staff will be around to help you and answer any questions you may have.

More and more people in business, industry and culture are sharing their experience as gamers. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. Mila Kunis, the world-famous actress. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla. Want to be next? Join us!

✔️ Harness your gaming talents for work

✔️ Power up your CV through gaming

✔️ Develop the skills you have, using the games you love

Are you ready to explore and conquer?

What the programme looks like:

Day 1. Introduction. Use our special gaming profile tool to identify your skills and what motivates you in your gaming. We`ll also give you a challenge to overcome in game – it will relate to your real life too. Team Challenge announcement.

Day 2. Overview of jobs in the games industry & meet people working in the games industry. Daily Quest set.

Day 3. Overview of jobs outside the games industry where you can apply your game skills.

Gamers will share their personal stories about their careers and how games have made a big difference to their prospects. You can ask them questions about their careers. Daily Quest set and continue with the Team Challenge.

Day 4. What jobs are out there, the different routeways, building your portfolio and how you can stand out from the crowd?

Day 5. Team Challenge presentations and `Pitching Your Ideas` to a Judges Panel of Industry Experts, with feedback from the experts.

By the end of this week-long experience, you’ll be confident in your skills, knowledge and CV and probably be a better gamer too!

Start your self-discovery. Apply for our Bootcamp today.

When applying, answer the following questions

  • What is your favourite game and why?
  • Which of your skills would you like to improve?

More about what we do:

GAME ACADEMY is a cutting-edge careers programme built for gamers. Gamers are super talented and the 21st century workplace needs and wants your skills. Game Academy is powered by cutting-edge research & tech. We’ve looked at the games, skills and careers of over 50,000 players, analysed the top 500 games on Steam and made ground-breaking links between players´ skills and the careers that use them. Our supporters include the UK Department for Education, NESTA, NCFE and thousands of gamers who`ve worked with us.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Listening
 Speaking
 Problem Solving
 Creativity
 Staying Positive
 Leadership
 Teamwork

Apply here

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