Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:40 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Future Plans
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:20 pm 
Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:55 am
Posts: 1955
Location: Bing! O_O
Currently I am about to start my first year of college (tomorrow actually) and in 2 years should have my CIS acc. My question is does anyone know of what school I should transfer to after that to continue my education into gaming programming (I'm Located in northern Illinois)? If their is some sort of search engine anyone knows of that would be awesome ^^


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:55 pm 
Team Member
Team Member

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:10 am
Posts: 1167
Location: Virginia
Xorn,
A few years ago I would have said: None.
But that has certainly changed.

Off the top of my head I would say Univ of Penn; but that might be a graduate program.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Newyork is another.

You might want to try googling Game Theory, Game Mathematics Undergraduate programs...

never mind I just did: Univ of Ill - Urbana-Champaign.

Top school, in state tuition.

You might want to check that out. If nothing else, even if you can land a job doing game programming, you cant go wrong with getting your degree from there.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:18 pm 
Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:55 am
Posts: 1955
Location: Bing! O_O
Thanks alot man ^^


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:44 am 
Northwood
Northwood
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:48 am
Posts: 3168
Location: Rowing on the left side.
Full Sail in Florida has a game development major. I've had several friends come out of their program and go to work for major companies.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:19 pm 
Team Member
Team Member

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:10 am
Posts: 1167
Location: Virginia
I have heard of Full Sail.

If they have a good integration with industry it might be a good option, but I dont know much about them.

Sometimes, a university's tight integration with industry is more important then the education you receive. As a manager I really hate to admit that.

My alma mater Univ of Fl. is a good example. The undergrad engineering program is understaffed and classes are extremely large. So my education there was average.
But the engineering department was EXTREMELY tight with industry. Before I graduated I had 6 job offers and I accepted a position 10 months before I graduated.

When considering a school I would ask the career resource center or the department you are interested in for a list of employed alumni.
Schools LOVE to brag about the jobs their graduates received. If they are hesitant about providing that data, that raises a huge red flag.

Good luck in your search and keep us updated!


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group