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Graduation and job searching

So, I’ve been busy with holidays and such, but I graduated from DigiPen last December! So, there’s that. Lessons learned. Now to find a job. With the current market that is sucking the big one. I have some leads though, so hopefully those come through.

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Getting close

6 down, 0 to go.

Update: Another one bites the dust.

Update2: Yeah, I added one. I decided to take the optional final in one of my classes.

Update3: Internship Post Mortem too.

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Now that I know I successfully completed GAM 400, I’m searching for an internship (or part time job) in the games industry for the fall. There are a number of companies in the area, and I have at least one friend/acquaintance at most of them. Hopefully I’ll find something soon.

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At summer’s end

I completed summer semester as well as I could’ve hoped for. I got an A in my CS300 class (that’s my second 4.0 so far, but the other one was from an art class, drawing to be exact.) Also, I was doing an independent study for GAM400, so I completed that today. A grade for that should be in within the next few days.

As a treat, I watched a movie tonight. Hot Fuzz, by the creators of Shaun of the Dead. It was a hilariously bloody movie, and just plain rocked. Lots of language though, so if you don’t like that stuff, then stay away.

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Summer 2008 Schedule

My schedule for the Summer 2008 semester:

    Monday         Tuesday      Wednesday     Thursday         Friday     
9:00 Work
10:00 CS 300
12:00 CS 300
12:30 Work
6:00 GAM 400
GAM 400

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Spring done.

I promised elaboration, so here it is.

I passed 2/3 of my classes, grades on the graduation plan. The class that I failed, an elective, was because I sacrificed it to do better in CS250 and ultimately pass that one, which is a required class. All three classes were required really, but CS381 wasn’t required to progress in my graduation plan. I will replace CS381 with CS370, Image Analysis, in the Fall. I will make a page in the next few days that will contain the last projects from CS250 and MAT300, they are interesting to look at/play with.

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Almost done.


(Elaboration to come after many hours of sleep. Oh, and hi! *wave*)

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The semester is officially done

After taking the final for my single Physics class (Sound and Wave motion) at BCC yesterday I was extremely happy, feeling that I had done very well. Well, as they say, hard work pays off. Or something like that. I ended up with an A- on the final and a B+ in the class. I am now officially finished with BCC, and can relax for a few weeks.

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The end cometh

Only 3 class days to go until the end of the quarter, woohoo! The bad part of those 3 days? They are all exam days. Tomorrow is the last quiz and review, then next week is finals week, lab exam on Monday and conceptual exam on Wednesday. I think it’ll go well though judging from past scores.

On a side note, I read a great book last night entitled Who Moved My Cheese? It’s a book on dealing with change and life’s simple truths. A quick read at about 45 minutes, and quite deep. I highly recommend it to everybody.


Back to school

I reapplied to DigiPen a few weeks back and a few days ago I was supposed to get this:

“Dear Shai Oren,

Thank you for your readmission application to our school. Based on a review of your current application material and previous coursework and academic progress, we are pleased to inform you that you have been approved to continue the Bachelor of Science in Real Time Interactive Simulation degree program.”

What with the holidays coming up the mail seems to be really slow, so instead, I got handed it in person today when I paid a visit to DigiPen. I then agreed to enrollment by signing many pages of legalese, talked to my adviser (who came up with the exact same schedule as I did approximately 1 year ago), and registered for next semester.

My graduation plan is posted on a page of its own for easy reference.

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