EGD prepares students for the games industry by providing free workshops, guest speakers, and experiences that give students a real taste of what it's like to work in games.
EGD's Game Studio Program and Esports Management Program are fellowships for students interested in studying game development or esports management. These programs are national or university system-based, depending on the infrastructure and course offerings available to students at their college.
These programs are an academic program and project incubator wrapped into one where students are able to focus their study in a highly individualized program, build their portfolio alongside a studio team in GSP or work with a college esports team in EMP, attend industry events, and get a feel for what it's really like to work in games.
EGD subsidizes tickets to industry events for students to network.
EGD's flagship event Waffle Games, is a 100% free convention and conference with a mission to make the games industry a more affordable and accessible career path and to promote affordable games industry education. Students are able to showcase their research, skills, and game projects alongside professional studios.