Earlier last month, the Career Center invited student organizations to participate in their annual Reverse Career Fair. This was a great opportunity for students to showcase their skills learned outside of the classroom to the wide array of employers that attended. It was also a unique way to connect with employers, as students were the ones to receive a table and representatives from companies would be the ones walking around. While they were walking around, employers had the opportunity to judge each organization by these four select criteria:
Did your booth represent the purpose/objective of your organization?
Were the accomplishments of your organization clearly defined?
Were the student representatives articulate and engaging?
Did your booth have an element of appeal that attracted the employer?
And the employers decided that the UMBC Game Developer's Club was the winner of the Best Booth Contest, winning a $200 cash prize for their student organization account! Some of the nice things that employers had to say about the students in this club were that they were "engaged, articulate. Good understanding of industry. Able to answer all questions with enthusiasm." Others mentioned their display, stating, "great display, great discussion. I asked a lot of questions and their answers were honest and informative" and that they "loved their interactive graphics." The Career Center congratulates the Game Developer's Club and all of the other student organizations that came out and helped made this event a success.