Game Development Career Fair

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

SMU Guildhall's annual Career Fair for Game Development 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 SMU Guildhall Career Services and see details below.

*Note: If you have found this page and are looking for a SMU career fair that is NOT gaming/game development related, you will need to contact HEGI Career Center.


Spring 2024 Career Fair for Game Development

April 10-11, 2024 | Dallas, Texas

Registration is NOW OPEN

Free to attend! RSVP by March 27, 2024 at the links below:

  • Employer Registration*
    Critical notes for industry applicants: A web registration submission is not an automatic approval; all applicant companies will receive an email response indicating their admission or additional information needed. To be approved for industry participation, you must be seeking talent for a game development related use case, as this Career Fair is for the SMU Guildhall master's program for Game Development and is specifically for placing aspiring game developers. Companies in other fields should contact SMU Hegi Career Development Center to inquire about other SMU fairs; SMU Guildhall staff has no knowledge or involvement in those. 

For questions or more information, contact: Lindsey McGonigle, SMU Guildhall Director of Career Services, at 214-768-5150 or



General Timeline:

Mixer: April 10th, 6-8pm at Hotel Lumen 
(Participating Companies & Cohort 32 only)

Career Fair: April 11th, 9:30am-4:30pm at Gerald J. Ford Hall, SMU Dallas campus

  • Employer Arrival, Setup & Continental Breakfast — 8:30am
  • Career Fair opens — 9:30am (Students to arrive early for check-in)
  • Lunch break — 12:30-1:15pm
  • Career Fair closes — 4:30pm

Map Link to Ford Hall



Participating Companies Will Receive:

  • Pre-Fair Welcome Mixer: A private reception from 6-8pm the evening before the Fair, offering a laid-back atmosphere to 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
  • Faculty and staff support
  • Access to SMU Guildhall students and alumni, including:
    • Candidates graduating in May 2024 (Cohort 32):
    • 8 artists
    • 16 level designers
    • 14 programmers
    • 4 producers
    • Students graduating in May 2025 (Cohort 33)
    • 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/oLindsey McGonigle
3100 McFarlin Blvd, Suite 306
Dallas, Texas 75205


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



Examples of 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!