All participants receive 1-on-1 academic advising each semester from GSP staff, internship search and grad school application assistance, and portfolio reviews. Students also participate in professional development workshops, networking trips, and international game design competitions. In the past, our students were able to meet John Gonzales (narrative director for Fallout: New Vegas, Horizon: Zero Dawn), attend the official launch party for Just Cause 4 and meet the team leads, and showcase their games alongside 65 professional game developers in a convention exhibit hall.
As CUNY BA students, students also receive a CUNY BA advisor, a faculty mentor, and the ability to apply for CUNY BA scholarships!
As our CUNY chapters are also chapters of the International Game Developers Association, students in our program also can take advantage of our connections to professionals in both AAA and indie design studios, regardless of if they are currently an IGDA member. Participants also enjoy all of the benefits of our regular members, including access to our 100+ textbook library, 600+ game library, study groups and tutoring for relevant classes, discounts on software and industry event tickets, mental health and crisis support resources, and more.