How to build real video games (and real-world skills) as a student intern

By Renzo G. Heredia Internships are a key piece of the college experience. Practice makes perfect, right? The challenge for me was finding one that delivered practical lessons in a field like game development. So, this past spring I landed at MassDiGI’s Summer Innovation Program, which was created to give student developers the skills needed in the real world. I was one of the 157 students from around the country who applied to the program, and I was accepted along with 21 other students from 10 different colleges and universities including WPI, UMass Lowell, Tufts, Smith, RISD, Northeastern, Mt. Holyoke, MIT, Hampshire, and Becker. The program provided free housing at Becker as well as a stipend. Just before Memorial Day, all 22 of us arrived at MassDiGI’s studio in Worcester, ready to work on some video games. “Great piece written by a student showing the importance of hands-on learning opportunities.” Read the full article here:

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