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Topic: Year9 work experence suggestions
rig
Posts: 1
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Hi Guys,

Does anyone have any suggestions for placing a year 9 student in work experience in the games (or related ) industry for 2019 in Melbourne?

Thanks
Rig
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Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 7811
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

"Games (or related) industry" is a rather broad field. Do you have something specific you'd like to gain experience in, in the industry? PR, marketing, brand management, writing, community, development, art... ? There's a lot to this industry :)
Hogfather
Posts: 16868
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Shame there is f*** all actual dev being done these days in AU.

RIP Team Bondi. They're still reselling it.
Spook
Posts: 41194
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
does it have to be games industry? i can give you work experience as a developer doing 50 hours a week for minimum wage!
shad
Posts: 4103
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Look at Mr Moneybags over there offering minimum wage.
rig
Posts: 2
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Hi Steve,

Yeah good point. On the one hand I'd say, for year 9 students any work experience is good work experience, so all of the above. For the year 9 student I had in mind maybe, if at all possible, then more on the creative side: music, art, story, development.

Any suggestions for Melbourne based companies that might be willing to take on a work experience kid for a couple of weeks next year, anyone?

Thanks

Rig
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39677
Location: Other International

Hi Steve,

Yeah good point. On the one hand I'd say, for year 9 students any work experience is good work experience, so all of the above. For the year 9 student I had in mind maybe, if at all possible, then more on the creative side: music, art, story, development.

Any suggestions for Melbourne based companies that might be willing to take on a work experience kid for a couple of weeks next year, anyone?

Thanks

Rig
It is pretty tough as games companies (well, small companies in general) have enough problems finding qualified staff that they don't really have the resources to find and support work experience people. It has been a common question for the last 15 years and I've never found a good answer. We tried it at AusGamers a couple times but it was just too hard managing volunteers.

It might be worth trying events at coworking spaces to look for more general tech opportunities (startups have the same problems but you'll get exposed to a wider variety of things). York Butter Factory and WeWork in Melb are probably a good place to start for events. Startup Weekends, etc, good places to meet people.
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