As an Early Childhood/Elementary Education major with a minor in Computer Science, I wasn’t sure what kind of internship I would get while studying in Montreal. I was thinking of going into the educational game field, maybe QA testing games with an educational perspective. When I was given the opportunity to intern at Kids Code Jeunesse as a curriculum developer, my ideas for this semester went from trying something new with the risk of not enjoying myself to a perfect opportunity to put my two passions together and do what I hoped to do after college.
Maybe it’s the sentimentality of these Montreal days, or the rapidly approaching end of my college career, but I can’t seem to stop reminiscing– sorting through and reliving my memories of the past four years. I don’t mean this to sound bleak. In many ways, my introspection is happily and embarrassingly self-indulgent. I’m beyond proud of everything that I have been able to accomplish during my time at Champlain College, but this semester has definitely been the cherry on top.
One of the things I wanted most while at Champlain College was to get workplace experience with an internship. Luckily, Champlain College has an abroad campus in the heart of one of the biggest game development hubs, Montreal. With over 150 different studies ranging from AAA to Indie, I knew I had to go abroad.
During this semester, I have been an intern at Moment Factory as a Unity Programmer. Moment Factory is a multimedia studio which combines many different skillsets in order to create incredible experiences for the public. From decorating LAX to creating a beautiful interactive experience in a forest, there is no company that does it better.
I hear a lot of people say you have to be crazy to want an internship on top of everything else you do while studying in Montreal. Yeah, I guess you do have to be crazy. Crazy ambitious!
I’ve had the amazing opportunity of interning at Edoki Academy this semester. I initially had an interview with C4M Prod, but they recommended me to the company across the hall after learning about my skill set and interests. You never know what kind of connections you’ll make in Montreal!
This Spring, three of our students participated in exciting Montreal-based internships that expanded upon their skills while helping to develop whole new experiences. Here’s what they have to say about it! Ben Lander (MCRM ’17) @ Nvizzio As a project management intern I was able to contribute to the organizational efforts of two projects at […]
Eva Fahantidou @ Minority Media As a Game Design intern at Minority Media I got to be part of the Time Machine VR development team. The game, which is available on Steam Early Access for the Oculus Rift, tasks the player with examining Jurassic-era creatures in order to save humanity. It is slated for full release in early […]
As I crossed the Canadian/American border for the first time in my life just a few months ago, I had no inkling of the whirlwind entry into the game industry that awaited me on the other side. It all started during the taxi ride from the airport upon my arrival. I was picked up by the program director, Genevieve. She mentioned an indie studio looking for a game design intern, and I knew I wanted it. Continue reading →
Many people think that the games industry is all creative, and while they’re not wrong, there is a huge portion of the video game industry that revolves around business and management. These two things are the part that I like, and that allows me to work in video games alongside some of the most creative people on the planet and not look like an amateur. Which is exactly what I did while working at Minority Media. Continue reading →