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Old 10-17-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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I am a freshman in high school and I am halfway through finishing learning CPP at UCSC-extension. I want to apply for an internship at Blizzard and start by summer, but my age, lack of accomplishments, and my complete inexperience with game programming is getting in my way. Does anybody have any advice on how to stand out from the rest of the internship applicants and how to make friends with people in Blizzard?
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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1. Does anybody have any advice on how to stand out from the rest of the internship applicants
2. and how to make friends with people in Blizzard?
1. With an awesome portfolio. Work on projects, collect it together on a portfolio site of your own and on disc. http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson12.htm
2. It's called "networking." http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson54.htm
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Yeah, definitely work on your own projects so you can show the skills you have!
Good luck!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Hi , this is Brett.
I am actually newly join this site and this fourm also. I just want to say all of the member of this fourm "HELLO". And i am a programmer and i am working on the web based applicaions not in games etc.


Thankyou
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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You need to put forth an incredible amount of work into your portfolio, as well as your understanding of programming overall. Having recently been accepted to graduate school for programming, i can guarantee you will see results directly proportional to the effort you put in. A portfolio looks good, but you need a substantial understanding of the language you are working with, as well as programming concepts as a whole. Often times interviews are done (even if just over the phone), and you may be required to explain exactly how and why you made the choices you did in your work, without the time to sit there and think it over.

Don't want to scare you off, just ensuring you understand the degree of commitment it takes to enter the world of game programming. Playing games might be fun and easy, but making them is not for the faint of heart
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