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Criterion to hold student open day

Includes chance to win work experience at the Guildford studio

EA studio Criterion plans to hold a student open day on April 12, giving attendees the chance to win work experience at the Guildford developer.

"As you know, one of EA's key strategies is graduate recruitment - attracting the best students from the top universities," EA told Eurogamer.

"The folks at Criterion Games in Guildford are committed to raising awareness of the career opportunities in games and that's way they are doing something unprecedented. For the first time ever, Criterion is opening its doors and offering a unique opportunity for final year A-level and first-year university students to win a work placement at the studio."

The open day registration is open to A Level and university students, and of those who apply 30 will be selected to attend the open day. The activities will include a competition to build a prototype, with the lucky winners scoring a work experience placement.

The closing date for entries is March 9.

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Staeton Grey Junior Software Engineer, Pennant PLC4 years ago
Ahh what a shame, would love to attend this but it's on a Thursday! can't avoid my uni classes :(
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Iain McNulty Software / Game Developer, Yanxen4 years ago
Nice to see some blatant age discrimination on the sign up form, good work there guys >_>
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Luke Salvoni Senior iOS Developer 4 years ago
@Staeton: Surely they'd let you off to go to an event like this? :)
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Benjamin Royce4 years ago
@staeton check your calender I wouldn't be surprised if your still off for easter at that point
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Karl Hardy Studying Computer Games Design, Staffordshire University4 years ago
What a shame, I'm a second year student and would love this opportunity. :(
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Lee Chesnalavage Writer 4 years ago
It doesn't specify what they're looking for. I want to write games but I feel as if this student day is geared towards programmers and the likes. Anyone got any more info on it. I'm in my 3rd year at university but I don't see why it isn't worth a shot.
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