All DAE students end their studies with a final internship semester, right before they graduate. Needless to say, this is a big deal for all of them (and us), and often a great way to land their first job - in Belgium or abroad.
Just under 150 senior DAE students are currently looking for an internship in the spring or autumn of 2020, and to help them out with the search, we organise a big internship fair in the first half of October. Each year, it turns into a massive event, where we get to reconnect with many DAE alumni and industry partners from all over Europe, and sometimes beyond.
This year, 147 industry colleagues from 66 companies in 8 different countries travelled to our campus The Level, to present their internships to our students. Once again, the offers showcased the wide range of organisations in which our graduates’ skills are in high demand, from AAA game studios, 3D and VFX production studios and large corporations to small indie studios, creative agencies and start-ups.
A massive thanks to our friends and partners at:
Aeroplane XR (BE), Appeal Studios (BE), Around Media (BE), Artcore Society (BE), Bazookas (BE), Benuts aka Wizz District (BE), Black Forest Games (DE), Black Shamrock (IE), Bohemia Interactive (CZ), Cartamundi Digital (BE), Climax Studios (UK), Codemasters (UK), Crazy Monkey Studios (BE), Creative Conspiracy (BE), Cybernetic Walrus (BE), Cyborn (BE), DAE Research & XR lab (BE), DAE Studios (BE), Dassault Systèmes 3DEXCITE (BE), Die Keure (BE), Divide (BE), DTT Multimedia (NL), Dynamic Dimensions (BE), Electric Square (UK), eXiin (BE), Fabrique Fantastique (BE), Fishing Cactus (BE), Flow Postproduction (BE), Frontier Developments (UK), Globetrade deluco (BE), Glowfish Interactive (BE), goal043 (NL), Grid (BE), Happy Volcano (BE), HOLOFARM (BE), In The Pocket (BE), Io Interactive (DK/SE), KBC Group (BE), KCC Entertainment Design (BE), Larian Studios (BE), like Charlie (BE), Mantis Games (BE), MoonMonster Studios (BE), Neopica (BE), Ocular (BE), Oisoi (BE), Once Storytelling (BE), OneBonsai (BE), Pajama Llama (BE), Play it Safe (BE), Playground Games (UK), Prompto (BE), R.A.V.E.N. (BE), Rebellion Developments (UK), Salty Lemon Entertainment (BE), Scanbie (BE), Studio Gobo (UK), Sumo Digital (UK), The Fridge (BE), Triangle Factory (BE), Ubisoft Berlin (DE), Umedia VFX (BE), VC Studios (BE), Visual Dimension (BE), City of Ghent - VR/AR- & 3D-Team (BE), Warcave (BE) and yondr (BE).
STUDY NIGHT: INFORMAL PORTFOLIO FEEDBACK
The night before the internship fair, we devoted our weekly Thursday study night to informal portfolio feedback sessions. All evening, DAE veterans and other industry professionals took over the tables in The Lounge to talk to students and review their portfolios, giving them tips and pointers for last-minute improvements on the portfolios they were going to show to the companies on Friday.
Thanks to everyone who put in their time and energy to make this another memorable event!