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    • #5632
      Anonymous
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      Hey i was just wondering would anyone know anywhere that would take me on for work experience? it doesn’t start till feburary but i just want to get ahead of the game so if anyone knows anywhere could ya please tell me thanks

    • #33940
      Anonymous
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      More detail might help. Your age, background and where in the country would be a good starting point

    • #33941
      Anonymous
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      well i’ve just gone 16 i live in ireland (dublin) and I’ve always loved games and lately I’ve figured out that i want to make games my career so I’ve become interested in programming and i wanted to see if somewhere would take me on to give me a bit of a feel to it

    • #33950
      Anonymous
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      well i’ve just gone 16 i live in ireland (dublin) and I’ve always loved games and lately I’ve figured out that i want to make games my career so I’ve become interested in programming and i wanted to see if somewhere would take me on to give me a bit of a feel to it[/quote:f27c746230]

      Gonna have trouble getting a games companies (especially in ireland), whos willing to take on someone for work experience in programming. Typically, games companies are even slow to take on people on under-grad courses for work experience. Besides the amount of experience you’d gain in 2-3 weeks on site with progamming wouldnt be alot. My suggestion is see if you could get a placement in testing or something, at least that would give ya a feel for the industry. I’d personally target the mobile games developers in dublin (upstart).

    • #33951
      Anonymous
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      Try Vivendi, think they’re still in Dublin. Try get a tester job. Its about all you’re going to get in Dublin at the moment I reckon with the lack of qualifications you have I’m afraid.

    • #33954
      Anonymous
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      I dont think Vivendi will be taking anyone on, they have seriously downscaled recently….

    • #33958
      Anonymous
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      One of the girls here in college has been working with Vivendi for the last few months and has really loved it. She’s fluent in a few languages though so that may have helped her chances but theres no harm giving them a try I reckon.

    • #33957
      Anonymous
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      hey thanks for the help i shall give them a try and i have an uncle in microsoft and i’m gonna ask him would he know anyone in there thanks again

    • #33960
      Anonymous
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      Hi, I just got a 3-day work placement in eirplay in Dublin, during the mid-term break.
      The work placement is for 3 hours per day.
      As I live in Tralee, I’m unsure whether to accept it…. The problem being that its far to go, and I’m unsure if it will help me in the long term….

      I’m a 5th year secondary school student, aiming for a degree in computer science or games development (with a focus on programming).

      Please help, and advise me.

    • #33961
      Anonymous
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      hey thanks for the help i shall give them a try and i have an uncle in microsoft and i’m gonna ask him would he know anyone in there thanks again[/quote:6bc26adbf3]
      A few days at Microsoft would be a great opportunity. You’re only 16 and already you’re getting experience with networking!

      Hi, I just got a 3-day work placement in eirplay in Dublin, during the mid-term break.
      The work placement is for 3 hours per day.
      As I live in Tralee, I’m unsure whether to accept it…. The problem being that its far to go, and I’m unsure if it will help me in the long term….[/quote:6bc26adbf3]
      Any experience is useful experience and I’m sure there are things you’ll learn at Eirplay that will absolutely help you in the long-term. It will help you to decide if the career path is right for you and help you to focus on how to continue persuing it.

    • #33969
      Anonymous
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      Hi, I just got a 3-day work placement in eirplay in Dublin, during the mid-term break.
      The work placement is for 3 hours per day.
      As I live in Tralee, I’m unsure whether to accept it…. The problem being that its far to go, and I’m unsure if it will help me in the long term….
      [/quote:47506e240e]

      i think you should go ahead and give it a go beacause i’ve noticed through looking there ain’t many game companys employing over here and also you can gain from it you might learn some new stuff

    • #33975
      Anonymous
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      Zeouterlimits,

      If I am totally honest I would not take that job.
      It would stand you better to do you own programming projects and get a work placement in closer to home.

    • #33976
      Anonymous
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      Zeouterlimits,

      If I am totally honest I would not take that job.
      It would stand you better to do you own programming projects and get a work placement in closer to home.[/quote:25b438f27b]
      What harm could 3 days of work do? Maybe I’ve read it wrong, but I think that’s all he’s been offered. He said the “mid-term break”.

    • #33977
      Anonymous
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      He lives in Tralee !!
      Its a bit of a commute….

    • #33978
      Anonymous
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      why did you apply for the placement then? I would recommend you do it, find someone who lives in the dublin to put you up. Its bad form to apply for a placement, get it and then reject it. Its only a few days and its a rare opportunity that a games company will give ya the time of day without a degreee\demo or a bit older. Especially in Ireland.

    • #33979
      Anonymous
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      Absolutely. At 3 days, grab a bag, book a hostel and come up and see how things work. It’s not like it’s a long term commitment.

      Dave

    • #33981
      Anonymous
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    • #33983
      Anonymous
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      Also at only 3 hours a day it would give you some time to talk to the Dublin Universities and see what they have to offer. I’m guessing you’re in transition year so you have yet to decide on your subjects for the leaving cert.

      The work experience, plus some advice from the universities, could be a big help in shaping your education. Plus you would have a better idea what do with your portfolio for the next 2 years. You’ll be in a much better position than emerging from your studies and only then finding out what companies would be looking for

    • #33986
      Anonymous
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      Sorry misread..

      If it is only for 3 days then go for it have a blast…

    • #34000
      Anonymous
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    • #34002
      Anonymous
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    • #34004
      Anonymous
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      Or you could get a book on Java or C++ and get a leg up on the rest of your mates for when you head to college. :D

    • #34009
      Anonymous
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      Does no one watch LoveJoy any more… that was our staple diet during the first year of college…

    • #34015
      Anonymous
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      Someones showing how old they are… :D

    • #34020
      Anonymous
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      1pm till the next day? Thats will be great time for practicing being a student, sleeping an watchin kids tv[/quote:41ac82ca7b]
      It’s almost 1pm now and I’ve just woken up. There’s nothing like student life. :P

    • #34022
      Anonymous
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      Sheesh!
      I was up 6 and a half hours at 1pm, travelled 90 miles to work, and spent about 3 hours in meetings.

      Bleedin’ students!

    • #34023
      Anonymous
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      Ain’t you great…

    • #34032
      Anonymous
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      Well as for getting a c++ book, I’ve been there, done that.
      But that mightn’t help, as I may have to stick in the city, wait for my sister to finish work. I don’t know, lol.
      Anywhoo, what is, is.

    • #34046
      Anonymous
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      Ain’t you great…[/quote:409ed16e67]
      Such are the things I need to do to improve my quality of life :P

    • #34054
      Anonymous
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      Sheesh!
      I was up 6 and a half hours at 1pm, travelled 90 miles to work…[/quote:334aaf5386]

      Thats what you get for being an indecisive guuuurl

      :lol:

    • #34578
      Anonymous
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      Hi all, I’m also in TY, just did my Work Experience in the Xbox Live centre in town and I really enjoyed it. I was thinking an area of work I’d like to go into would be localisation, like working with companies translating games from English to Japanese and European Languages. I like languages and think a job combining both games and languages would be pretty cool, would any games software companies in Dublin take me on for a week in the localization department?

      Thanks,

      Piste.

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