Game Development Career Fair

Connecting today’s top studios with tomorrow’s top talent

The SMU Guildhall Career Fair connects game development students and alumni with the industry’s top game studios and tech companies. During the Fair, hiring employers speak with and interview game development job seekers in the graduating cohort, as well as alumni seeking new opportunities. A networking reception precedes the event, priming job candidates in the graduating cohort and company representatives for a productive following day.

Interested in registering for our next Game Development Career Fair? Contact Mallory Trumpfheller and see details below.

Career Fair Agenda: April 6-7, 2022

Wednesday, 4/6 — Networking Reception — Hotel Lumen

  • 6:00-8:00pm (For attending employers and the graduating cohort)

Thursday, 4/7 — Career Fair — Ford Hall

  • 9:00am — Setup & Breakfast for Employers
  • 9:30am — Career Fair Opens: Session 1 
    • Candidates for this time period: Graduating Cohort
  • 12:30pm — Lunch Break & Game Presentations
  • 1:15pm — Session 2 
    • Candidates for this time period: Graduating Cohort
  • 2:30pm — Break
  • 2:40pm — Session 3
    • Candidates for this time period: Alumni and Junior Cohort
  • 5:00pm — Career Fair Closes


This event is free to attend. Please RSVP by March 23, 2022.

Industry: Register here

Students & Alumni: Register here




Attending Companies Will Receive

A 6x2.5 table and two chairs (additional tables and chairs provided according to each company's participant count)

Free electricity and wireless internet

Free lunch & refreshments

Free parking

Pre-Fair Welcome Mixer: If you arrive April 6th, you’ll get to attend a private reception from 6-8pm. This event offers a laid-back atmosphere where you can meet your future developers.

Faculty and staff support

Access to SMU Guildhall students and alumni, including:

  • Candidates graduating in May 2022 (Cohort 30): 15 artists, 10 level designers, 16 programmers, 6 producers
  • Students graduating in May 2023 (Cohort 31)
  • Job-seeking alumni interested in new opportunities



Transportation and Parking

SMU is a pedestrian-friendly campus. Ford Hall is located nearby to several guest parking lots and garages, and is also walking distance from Hotel Lumen, where our Mixer will take place.

Driving your own car to Career Fair? Request a SMU parking pass during registration. To amend your request at a later date, email

Need a car service from the airport? Hotel Lumen recommends Big Town Limo (214-725-2568).


Hotel Accommodations

Nearby Hotel Lumen has provided an event rate for Career Fair participants.

Reserve a room: Guildhall Career Fair

*Note: the site's automatic default is a two night stay but you can change to one night during booking.

The Lumen is located at: 6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Hotel Guest Parking: Valet only, $30/car


For questions or more details

Contact: Jaynell Dalby or Mallory Trumpfheller


Prior Attendees

  • 900lbs of Creative
  • Activision
  • Aireal
  • Alloy Media and Technologies
  • Arkane Studios
  • ArtCraft Entertainment
  • Avacata
  • Avalanche Studios
  • Battlecry Studios
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Boss Fight Entertainment
  • Certain Affinity
  • Click Here Labs/The Richards Group
  • Daybreak Game Company
  • Game Circus
  • Gearbox Software
  • Groove Jones
  • Gunfire Games
  • High Moon Studios
  • High Voltage Software
  • id
  • Infinity Ward
  • Insomniac Games
  • Intific
  • KoiosWorks
  • L3
  • Midnight Studios
  • Nerd Kingdom
  • Obsidian Entertainment
  • OnComfort
  • Opera Mediaworks
  • Optech 4D
  • Petersen Games
  • Playful
  • PolyKnight Games
  • QC Games
  • Respawn Entertainment
  • Robot Entertainment
  • SCA Gaming
  • Spacetime Studios
  • Spidermonk Entertainment
  • Sixfoot
  • Sony
  • Survios
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Virtuix
  • Walker Boys Studio
  • [x]cube Labs
  • Your Daily Fill
  • Yvolver
  • And more!