How to Find a Mentor in Game Development

Tarrance Tucker - Communications Coordinator - Seattle Campus

How to Find a Mentor in Game Development - AIE

Tarrance Tucker is part of the admissions team at AIE Seattle. His role at AIE is to spread the word about the Academy of Interactive Entertainment by going to events, conventions, festivals and meetups. When he's not on the road, Tarrance enjoys family trips to Maui, watching sports, playing games with his kids, and giving everyone world-class and enthusiastic high-fives.

You’re now at a point in your life where you know exactly what you would like to do as a career. You have done the pre-training to help you with admissions into college. Now what? Who will help direct you and make sure you do the right thing?

It’s time to find a mentor.

What is a Career Mentor?

Mentors can help you tremendously with your career growth. Career mentors are individuals who share their experience and knowledge in your same industry. They will give you advice and guidance to help you find success. Great career mentors are irreplaceable!

How Do I Find a Mentor?

Look no further than your humble instructors. You don’t have to look far as our industry experienced faculty our great resources for mentorship and guidance throughout the game development, animation and VFX fields.

Another great way to find a mentor is looking for volunteer opportunities or internships at studios. The person or people that you would be shadowing could be your next mentor. Everyone who is into their entry-level stage of their career could use a mentor, but what if studios aren’t look for volunteers or interns? Using internet resources like LinkedIn and certain Facebook groups are another effective way of finding a mentor. Social media networking sites that also host events online on Discord and in-person events, like game jams, workshops, or even at conventions like PAX West or PAX South.

If you're interested in learning more about mentorship at AIE, stop by our campus for a tour and meet your future mentors.