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Gaming Cxmmunity September Newsletter

Updated: Jan 23

Welcome to Fall! Cxmmunity is here with exciting new events, opportunities, and programs. We thank and welcome everyone who has recently joined our community!

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month



Riot Games Summer Internship Infosession

August 31st, 2023

Intro to Riot’s Summer Internship Program

September 7th, 2023

If you attended the Riot Games 2024 Summer Internship Infosessions, thank you for joining! It was a pleasure to share this exciting opportunity with you. If you haven’t already, please complete this Internship Interest Survey so that the University Programs team at Riot can evaluate your skills, interests, resume, and/or portfolio.



The Cxnnect with Riot Games

Virtual Workshops

In The Cxnnect is a series of virtual networking events designed to bridge the gap between Esports, Gaming, and STEAM professionals and students and partners.

This series with Riot Games is taking you into the processes inside of the gaming industry, including music, player experiences, and more! Engage with Rioters as they explore their careers and responsibilities, and show you the various opportunities found in this diverse industry. Thank you to everyone who has joined all of the sessions so far! If you have attended and have not completed the exit survey, you can do so here! You can submit your resume, portfolio, and/or LinkedIn here for review by Cxmmunity and the Riot Games team.

Past Sessions

Unlocking the Game Design, Sound Design & Concept Art Portfolios

September 14th, 2023

This workshop was hosted by Rioters Sam Garcia, Matt Kraus, and Christian Rafael. They provided an inside look into how to shape and share appealing and effective portfolios for game design, sound design, and concept art.

Intro to Music in Games

September 21st, 2023

This workshop was hosted by Rioters Victoria Sanchez and J.D. Spears. J.D. provided an explorative look into the history and applications of video game music, and insight into the careers and skills involved in making iconic and immersive soundscapes.

Understanding Player Dynamics

September 28th, 2023

This workshop was hosted by Rioter Seth Smith. Seth explained the principles and significance of player dynamics and the ways in which Riot is creating safe and rewarding online environments.

Upcoming Sessions

How to Gamify an Esports Tournament

October 5th, 2023

Hosted by Rioter Alvin Abia. Ready to make your esports tournament unforgettable? Join Alvin Abia and discover the secrets of gamification in esports. Learn how to engage, excite, and elevate your tournament to the next level. Don't miss out on this game-changing knowledge!

The Hidden Genius Project 2023 End of Summer Celebration

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia

Join for @hiddengenius and their highly anticipated series of 2023 End of Summer Celebrations ( across FIVE communities: Bay Area, CA – September 21, Detroit, MI – September 26, Chicago, IL – September 28, Atlanta, GA – October 3, and Los Angeles, CA – October 5.

Prepare to be blown away on October 3rd in Atlanta, as you'll have the opportunity to learn about the Geniuses unique experiences creating their tech, business, artificial intelligence, robotics, and gaming projects in our program. We will be hosting this highly anticipated event right out of Harland Boys & Girls Club in SW Atlanta.

RSVP today and don't forget to bring a friend!

The Kickback

The Kickback - an entertainment, media, and educational platform streamed online with in-person event extensions that drive lasting change across the community as well as other underrepresented college and high school students. The Kickback takes place on October 12th 2023, starting at 10am.

RSVP today!

Atlanta Esports Readiness Program

October 14th | 12PM - 4PM | AUC Library, Atlanta, Georgia

Are you interested in learning more about esports and the gaming industry?

Get ready for another Esports Readiness Program for game design and development! Register to learn the history of esports, the ecosystem of the industry, a wide variety of career paths, and to start creating your own portfolio!



In The Cxmmunity is on YouTube! Subscribe and turn on notifications to stay up to date on new content from our events and team! You can view our entire Riot Fireside Chats series, The Women's Cxnnect series, The Cxnnect with Riot Games series, and more!

Scholars, parents, and professionals have a place to Cxnnect! In The Cxmmunity has a dedicated Discord server for students and scholars to meet, share resources, and find new opportunities.

Join us today In The Cxmmunity!


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