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Old 02-06-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default International Trade Major, looking for some insight

I am 23 years old and have been studying French International Trade for 3 years. I am nearly fluent, and have decent experience in financial/international business. What I have discovered over the last few months as I am about to leave for France is that I have a passion I cannot ignore any longer.

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What I am asking of the community here is what can my experience provide? I will be fluent in french in less than a year (hopefully), I have financial experience, and I have extensive experience in video games as I am sure everyone here does. Should I look into marketing/financial careers with a company? Where could I find an internship that involves those skills? Is there any kind of career that would involve me using my bilingual skill, or is that useless? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-07-2010, 06:23 AM   #2
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1. what can my experience provide?
2. I have extensive experience in video games as I am sure everyone here does.
3. Should I look into marketing/financial careers with a company?
4. Where could I find an internship that involves those skills?
5. Is there any kind of career that would involve me using my bilingual skill,
6. or is that useless?
7. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Your entire first three paragraphs were wasted on us. All you said was you still like playing video games. To answer your questions:
1. You don't have "experience." You have "passion." And that's plenty.
2. Read http://www.igda.org/games-game-october-2006
3. If you want to. You should read about the types of jobs in the game industry. There are probably articles here on GameCareerGuide, and you can also read some at http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/ and http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
4. Game publishers. Read http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson28.htm and use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ame_publishers and http://www.sloperama.com/advice/links.htm
5. Bilinguality will probably prove useful but you'll have to feel your way, using your background in international trade as your entryway.
6. Don't ask what's useless or what's hard or what's a waste of time. Don't! Just follow your passions. http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson40.htm
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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Your entire first three paragraphs were wasted on us. All you said was you still like playing video games. To answer your questions:
1. You don't have "experience." You have "passion." And that's plenty.
2. Read http://www.igda.org/games-game-october-2006
3. If you want to. You should read about the types of jobs in the game industry. There are probably articles here on GameCareerGuide, and you can also read some at http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/ and http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
4. Game publishers. Read http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson28.htm and use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ame_publishers and http://www.sloperama.com/advice/links.htm
5. Bilinguality will probably prove useful but you'll have to feel your way, using your background in international trade as your entryway.
6. Don't ask what's useless or what's hard or what's a waste of time. Don't! Just follow your passions. http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson40.htm
Thanks loads. Ill remember to keep my personal life out of it, just focus on qualifications(which I apparently have none of, lol).

Thank you for the information and links.
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