On Wednesday, February 11, approximately 30 students from the TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program were invited to tour the campus of Electronic Arts (EA). EA is a highly prolific and global digital media company that has been popularized by generations of video games, including the Madden NFL Football franchise.
TRiO’s visit featured several exclusive highlights, including:
- Life-sized models of forthcoming video games;
- A brief synopsis of the marketing process, development stages, and research components involved in video game production;
- A historical tribute to the evolution of computer graphics over the past two decades;
- Question-and-answer session between students and our EA liaison who fielded a broad swath of topics from academic/career requirements to becoming a video designer to intellectual property laws.
Upcoming trips include Discover UC Davis in partnership with the Skyline College Transfer Center and the Stanford University Tour/Admission Presentation/Student Panel in partnership with the Honors Transfer Program. Both events are slated for next Friday, February 27. TRiO Students may register with the TRiO office in the Learning Center in Building 5.
**NOTE: TRiO is still accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Spaces are limited, so qualified first-generation, four-year degree bound students are encouraged to apply by visiting the TRiO-SSS office in the Learning Center in Building 5, or online on our website www.skylinecollege.edu/trio.
Article by Arash Daneshzadeh