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DigiPen Hosts Annual Career Day for Its Students and Game, Animation Industries.

REDMOND, Wash., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DigiPen Institute of Technology (DIT) is hosting the second annual career day, providing an opportunity for the game, video, film and animation industry professionals to meet DigiPen Video Game Programming and 3-D Computer Animation students.

"Last year's career event was extremely successful and we're pleased to present another cadre of talented and well trained artists and programmers to the film and game industries," states Claude Comair, founder and president of DigiPen.

The event will take place on Friday, March 25, 2005, from 10am to 4pm, at the DigiPen Campus, 5001-150th Avenue N.E., in Redmond, Washington. Professionals from the game, film, and animation industries, will meet upcoming graduates from DIT. Various local and out-of state companies have arranged to make presentations to the graduates. The event includes scheduled speakers as well as portfolio review opportunities for the visiting companies. There will also be private rooms available for job interviews. For those interested, several campus tours will also be held throughout the day.

"Over the years, our graduates have consistently proven that they are able to make a quick and smooth transition into the industry; and as a result, every year, DigiPen receives an increasing number of inquiries from companies about how and when they can meet the upcoming graduating class. Our graduates are exemplary, and we are proud to host an event to showcase their abilities, and to assist the industry in their ongoing search for great talent," states Comair.

The graduating class of 2005 will consist of approximately 70 game programmers and 20 3-D computer animators. Previous graduates from the 15-year old school have been hired by companies such as Nintendo, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks Interactive, LucasArts, Valve, Monolith, Surreal, among many others.

Companies interested in participating in this job fair are asked to contact Mr. Gordon Dutrisac at (425) 895-4431 or by email at gdutrisa@digipen.edu.

About DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology, founded in 1988, has the distinction of being the first school in the world to grant degrees in Video Game Programming. Students of DigiPen's Computer Animation and Video Game Programming programs receive an education that balances theory with practical experience in a team-based production environment. They gain the skills and knowledge to create animations and games, learn how to perform in teams, design complete projects, and produce on a schedule. Currently, DigiPen offers the following degree programs: Associate and Bachelor of Science in Real Time Interactive Simulation, Master's of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Associate of Applied Arts in 3D Computer Animation and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation.

DigiPen also offers Summer Workshops in Game Programming, 3D Computer Animation, and Robotics across the country for middle school and high school students. Now in its eleventh year, the DigiPen Summer Workshops give students hands-on experience in the various exciting career fields in digital entertainment and computer simulation.

In addition to the workshops, DigiPen also teaches the DigiPen Computer Science Program at various Washington State Skills Centers, offering Math, Art, and Computer Science courses for junior and senior high school students. More information can be found on DigiPen's website at http://www.digipen.edu/ .
 Contacts: Mr. Gordon Dutrisac Meighan Shoesmith
 Director of Student Services V.P. of Administration
 (425) 558-0299 ext. 4431 (425) 558-0299 ext. 4409
 gdutrisa@digipen.edu smeighan@digipen.edu



CONTACT: Mr. Gordon Dutrisac, Director of Student Services, +1-425-558-0299 ext. 4431, gdutrisa@digipen.edu, or Meighan Shoesmith, V.P. of Administration, +1-425-558-0299 ext. 4409, smeighan@digipen.edu, both for DigiPen Institute of Technology

Web site: http://www.digipen.edu/
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