Industry Seeks MDM Talent at 3rd Annual Portfolio Showcase
Industry legend Don Mattrick, his partner Nanon Mattrick and MDM's Gerri Sinclair WOMP! it up at the 3rd Annual MDM Portfolio Showcase with team members who created the one controller button Xbox Live video game
The 3rd Annual MDM Portfolio Showcase, held on March 4 at the Centre for Digital Media, was attended by more than 130 industry executives, senior managers, recruiters and media. Companies such as Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Rainmaker, Nokia, the National Flim Board and many others connected with the digital media talent of the Masters of Digital Media Program.
In turn, the event was a great opportunity for the MDM graduate students to deliver their perfected “elevator pitches” and show off their presentation skills while showcasing their exciting digital media creations. On display were video games, ranging from one-controller button games to those available on iTunes and Facebook, interactive educational online tools, "Curate Your Own Collection" interfaces and lush data visualizations. Click here for a list of all MDM industry-facing projects.
A number of invaluable contacts were made throughout the evening and more importantly, internships and post-graduation positions were secured at this equal parts showcase, networking session and job fair.
Throughout the year, the Centre for Digital Media hosts a well-heeled schedule of industry speakers and presenters so that students can connect on an on-going basis with industry. The Portfolio Showcase is exceptional in that the graduate students have access to leaders in the digital media industry who are at the Centre all at the same time.