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How to Run Your Own Career Fair on a Tiny Budget

Chris DeLeon (Independent Educator & Game Developer, Gamkedo LLC)

David Mullich (Adjunct Professor, ArtCenter College of Design)

Dru Erridge (Software Engineer & Cofounder, Gamebreaking Studios)

Tiffany Otto (Director of Partnership & Sponsorship, IndieCade)

Location: GDC Industry Stage, Expo Floor, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 20

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Special Event

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Whether you're a prospective employee or a company seeking new hires, organizing a career fair is more within reach than you might assume. Being an organizer has the added benefits of a great reason to contact and meet recruiters and leads at many local studios, and for prospective employees to learn who you are. Our local IGDA chapter in LA built on notes from IGDA Seattle about their career fair, adding multiple innovations that improved the overall experience without adding substantially to the cost. We'll walk you through our process, strategies, and outcomes, sharing every form used and examples from our communications, so that you'll be better equipped to plan and execute on a career fair of your own. It can be massively beneficial for your local studios, developers, and you as one of the organizers. Questions welcome, we'd love to hear about your experiences with career fairs!

Takeaway

You'll get more out of career fairs, including learning enough to organize one of your own.

Intended Audience

People looking to make more local industry networking connections, event organizers (students, community volunteers), anyone who might like to hold, attend, or participate in a career fair