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Old 03-05-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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What are the most accessible jobs in the American game industry for foreigners?

I'm thinking what to study.
May you please list them from most to least?
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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Why would it matter? It's hard to be good in a subject that you are not interested in.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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Tsloper, good point, but I don't know if many people need Hebrew speakers. I'll try to formalize my Japanese knowledge.

Yaustar, well, essentially you are right, but I want to study thing I'll enjoy the most that will lead to a good job. I could study English literature or communications and be jobless.

What jobs are most necessary behind the scenes? Administration, law, economists, etc.?
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Tsloper, good point, but I don't know if many people need Hebrew speakers. I'll try to formalize my Japanese knowledge.
I didn't say it was what you should go for. I only said it's the most accessible job, generally speaking, for non-native workers in the game industry. I answered the question asked by the subject line of your thread. The answer to the question is not very useful, because the question was not a good one.

Your real question is "what should I study." The answer to the question "what are the most accessible jobs for foreigners in America" can not help you with your real question.

You should study whatever you most want to study.
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You're right, but what I'd like to study is highly impractical. I try to find the golden mean between usability and affinity, and I have no clue. I know that nowadays a bachelor's degree is very necessary. I thought to study business administration and economics, but, I don't know, How much people behind the scene are necessary in gaming companies?
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1. I thought to study business administration and economics,
2. but, I don't know, How much people behind the scene are necessary in gaming companies?
1. Sure, those would be fine to study.
2. A lot. But if you want to make games, it can be very hard to go from being "behind the scene" to working "in front of the scene." Depending on what role you start with and what role you want to end up with.
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Do companies hire foreign people to behind the scenes positions?
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I thank that is good topic but answer are not enough. so many times i ask for it for other places but didn't get accessible answer.
The problem isn't the answer(s) given above - the problem is the question that started the thread. Yudencow's question is NOT a "good topic," in my opinion, because it ignores or overlooks the fact that someone should follow his own passions rather than look for an easy "in."

Alamgir, I suggest you start a NEW THREAD. Ask YOUR OWN question, if you have one.
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I am locking this thread because it is old, and it has been hijacked. Anyone wishing to discuss this matter further will need to start a new thread.
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