Spend your summer with MassDiGI – 2/8/13

Published on Friday, February 8th, 2013

Spend your summer with MassDiGI

Blog by Tim Loew, Executive Director, MassDiGI

Are you studying game design, development, art, production, music, or programming etc? Entering your sophomore, junior or senior year at a regionally accredited college or university? Want to spend your summer working on games, learning a ton, getting paid, living for free, meeting new people and having a great time? Yes? Then, do we have something for you: The 2013 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program! We call it SIP, for short.

Last summer, we received 55 eligible applications. Of the 55, 18 students ultimately were admitted representing 9 different colleges and universities including RPI, Springfield, WPI, Becker, Mt. Ida, Northeastern, Berklee, Champlain and Mt. Holyoke. In addition, student volunteers from Becker, Emerson and Binghamton are also involved. You can read all about last summer by clicking back through our blog or visiting the 2012 SIP Archive page.

Here are just a few comments from last year’s SIP’pers:

  • “I learned an absurd amount of new things this summer.”
  • “I MADE A GAME!”
  • “Overall, I suspect the SIP is one of the best, if not the best, learning experience I’ll have at college.”
  • “The mentors and the company visits were by far the best part of the program.”

This summer, we hope to admit up to 24 students and accomplish even more! For all the details and a link to the 2013 application, please click here.

When applying, please keep in mind that this is a competitive process. Only the best mix of students with the right skills and talents will be accepted.

SIP has everything you need as a student to kick-start your game development career:

  • A chance to work on a game prototype from the ground up
  • Work with a team of students to help create the “next big thing”
  • Industry mentors to help guide you
  • A free place to live and a stipend

This is not just another internship, but a chance to hold the fate of a game in your hands.  There are mentors and faculty to help you, but in the end it is up to your team to build a successful game.

The 2013 SIP application period opens February 1, 2013 and closes April 5, 2013. Successful applicants will be informed by April 15, 2013. The 2013 SIP runs from May 21, 2013 to August 9, 2013.

 

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