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Spring 2022 Game Development Career Fair

Apr 06, 2022 - Apr 07, 2022


You're Invited!
Please join us at our Spring 2022 Career Fair.

April 6-7, 2022 | Dallas, Texas

We are happy to announce our annual career fair will return in person this year. 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.

Free to attend!
  • April 6th, 6-8pm: Welcome Mixer at Hotel Lumen
    (Participating Companies & C30 only)
  • April 7th, 9am-5pm: Career Fair at SMU Guildhall (SMU campus — Ford Hall) 
    (All Participants)

Registration is NOW OPEN

Please RSVP by March 23, 2022 at the links below:

Industry Registration

Student/Alumni Registration


For questions or more information, contact: Jaynell Dalby or Mallory Trumpfheller



General Timeline:

Mixer: April 6th, 6-8pm at Hotel Lumen 
(Participating Companies & C30 only)

Career Fair: April 7th, 9am-5pm at Gerald J. Ford Hall, SMU Dallas campus
(All participants)

  • Breakfast — 9-9:30am
  • Career Fair opens — 9:30am
  • Lunch break — 12:30-1:15pm
  • Career Fair closes — 5pm

Map Link to Ford Hall



Participating Companies Will Receive:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

More Information for Participating Companies:


Promotional Materials

Once registered, you may opt to send your booth assets ahead of time to:

SMU Guildhall
c/o Jaynell Dalby
3100 McFarlin Blvd, Suite 306
Dallas, Texas 75275


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