Games have grown to become an inextricable part of our culture, with game design experiencing explosive growth into a multi-billion dollar industry. Through the medium of games, people express themselves, engage socially with others, and creatively explore problems in a way that nurtures learning and critical thinking.
No longer solely a proprietor of entertainment, games now are used for serious applications such as training, education, and healthcare, thereby putting games at the forefront of having a real social impact by delivering experiences for cultural and societal benefit.
|Academic Researcher in HCI, Computer Science, and Game Design||Game User Experience Researcher|
|Game Designer||Graphic Designer|
|Game/Interactive Media User Researcher||Indie Game Developer/Entrepreneur|
|Game Producer||Interaction Designer|
|Game Programmer||Usability Engineer|
|Game Software Engineer||User Experience Designer|
|Game Tester||Traditional Creative Disciplines: Artist, Designer, Software Engineer, Tester|
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships
|Disney Interactive Media Group||nuSOCKET|
|Advertising Firms||Higher Education|
|Design Firms||Medical Imaging Companies|
|Film Companies||Production Studios|
Internships and Co-ops
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Advertising Intern
- Graphic Design Intern
- Technology Intern – Eduventures Inc.
Use NUworks, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.
For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.
Websites for Game Design
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- O*NET OnLine
- Vocational Biographies(username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
- Careers In Game Design
- Careers In Mobile Apps
- Careers In Product Development, Design, Marketing or Management
- Careers in Web Design and Interactive Media: Part 1
- Careers in Web Design and Interactive Media: Part 2
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations and Activities
- NU Mural Club
- Northeastern Arts and Crafts
- The Art Collaborative
- Northeastern Arts and Crafts Club
- Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine
Additional student organizations here
Additional student involvement opportunities here
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Alliance of Museums
- Association of Medical Illustrators
- National Assembly of State Art Agencies
- Society of Illustrators
- The Society of Publication Designers
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Social media and LinkedIn.