Tell us a bit about your experience in your major!
I really enjoy how the game majors are formatted from semester to semester. Each fall semester is mostly individual work within your major and specializations. For example, second-year designers take Game Technology, Principles of Game Design, and a specialization class. Then, all of the majors come together in the spring semester to work in teams for the Game Studio classes. This format really gives students time to learn and then apply themselves in a group setting with their new skills. The Game Studio classes are great for meeting new people and getting to know everyone in the game majors.
What’s the best thing about living on campus?
My favorite thing about campus is the huge amount of events that the Student Engagement team puts on throughout each semester. My second year, they organized an obstacle course called Grit 'n Wit. In a group of four, we competed in a timed race that included logic puzzles and physical challenges that ran throughout campus. These types of events are always a ton of fun.
What advice do you have for students thinking about coming to Champlain for college?
Imposter syndrome is a very real problem that most students feel at some point in their time in college. Remember that you're here to learn, and that you don't have to know everything from the start. I didn't even know how to define "Game Designer" when I walked into my first class, and here I am with internships lined up in the future. You can do it.
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