Category Archives: Career

Honors Night Celebrates Stellar CCM Students

Champlain College’s Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) celebrated the success of its stellar students during a celestial-themed Honors Night held Thursday, April 19. The annual event honored 40 students representing ten of the academic programs who were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, creativity and significant contributions to their programs, the division or […]

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Composite/Synthesis Exhibit at New Moon Cafe

    Gordon Glover, an assistant professor of Creative Media in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, is exhibiting a show of his work at New Moon Cafe from Feb. through April. The show is called composite/synthesis and an Artist’s Reception will take place on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Along with his mixed […]

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Champlain Alum Book Reading

Kaela Coble graduated from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. Her first book, Friends and Other Liars, was published on Feb. 6. Coble will be doing two readings, which will include book sales and signing. The first reading will take place at Phoenix Books in downtown Burlington, on Thursday, Feb. 8 at […]

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Champlain Student Accepts Sony Internship

Congratulations to Tyler Bolster, a senior at Champlain College majoring in Game Art & Animation, who  accepted an offer from Sony Playstation for a three-month internship. The Environment Art internship will begin at the end of May in San Diego and could lead to a full time position.

Champlain Alumni Win Innovation Award

Left to Right: Shannon Mitchell, Marguerite Dibble and Brook Chipman

Winners of the Innovation Award were announced at the 2017 Tech Jam Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20. Among this year’s winners was a team of Champlain College alumni with their company, GameTheory.
GameTheory was founded by Champlain alumna Marguerite Dibble, who graduated with a degree in Game Art & Animation in 2012. The company was originally called Birnam Wood Games, and was started during Dibble’s time at Champlain College. Located in Burlington, it now employs several Champlain alumni, including team members COO Shannon Mitchell (Management of Creative Media ’16) and Lead Artist Brook Chipman (Game Art & Animation ’16).
The Vermont TechJam Innovation Award recognizes “companies and individuals… for building innovative ventures and products, tirelessly promoting Vermont’s strengthening tech ecosystem, and newcomers to the scene who bring fresh ideas and momentum to the state.” There were more votes than ever this year, which makes the GameTheory win even more exciting for the team.
Cailey McCalister ’18

Game Art & Animation Major Goes to Florida for Internship

Many college students go to Florida to party, but Jody Briggs went to work. This Game Art & Animation third-year student from Virginia decided to spend her summer interning at Artix Entertainment in Lutz, FL, near Tampa. She would get to work at 10 a.m. every morning and work on 3D modeling hats, desks, and […]

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Graphic Design Professor Presents Dissertation in Shanghai, China

Sideshows are a controversial form of entertainment in the cultural history of America because they showcase “freaks.” Associate Professor of Graphic Design Toni-Lee Sangastiano has been exploring this topic in her dissertation, “The Postmodern Sideshow and the Bakhtinian Dialogic: A reinvention of intersubjectivity within the simulated polyphony of mass media.” She presented at The 16th […]

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On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Solid State Logic Truck made a stop on campus, and parked near the library to provide a chance for students to check out the truck and the equipment. The truck has two demo systems as well as an array of the highest broadcasting technology. It is described as “a professional, comfortable listening environment” on the Solid State Logic website.

Thanks to Sonic Arts Associate Professor Eric Sample, who helped coordinate the event, Champlain students were able to board the truck and learn about the technology and the recording capabilities of Solid State Logic. Though only five people may enter the truck at a time, it boasts computers outside in order to provide entertainment and education to a larger group at a time. This was a perfect opportunity for Broadcasting students, and others, to experience this state of the art technology and to learn more about the process of recording in a unique setting.

Cailey McCalister ’18

Industry experts showcased at Champlain College Fall 2016 Career Conference

Ben & Jerry’s Public Relations Director Sean Greenwood will be the featured keynote speaker during the Champlain College Fall 2016 Career Conference on Monday, Oct. 3.                sean-greenwood-headshot

Following his address will be break-out sessions with panels of industry experts from the fields of communication and creative media, education and human studies, game design, information technology, and business who will speak to students about various career options and industry trends.

As part of the CCM Division’s break-out session, panelists include Bill Carter, Partner at Fuse; Bess O’Brien, local filmmaker / Kingdom County Productions; Lloyd Komesar, chair of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival; and Lance Jensen, chief creative officer at Hill Holiday.  CCM Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi will serve as the moderator.

For the first time, Champlain College’s Career Collaborative Office is presenting a new design to the previously formatted career day. “This year we have added a professional development element and panel discussions to the more traditional internship and job fair to reflect our new Champlain Connect partnership program with employers. The organizations that signed up to speak on these panels represent key members of our community, alumni, and parents,” explained Tanja Hinterstoisser, director of the Career Collaborative.

Free and open to the public, the Career Conference will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome by Hinterstoisser in the Champlain Room. Directly following the panel will be the traditional Fall Career Fair in Argosy Gym from 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. where attendees can expect to meet local, regional and national employers to talk about internships, jobs and other networking opportunities.  – Faith Frith ‘ 19 and Melinda Lathrop ’17 

Future Faces of Game Industry Tour Game Studios

The gaming industry has long been a male-dominated field, but a special group of Champlain female students are working against ccm-articlethat notion. Twenty-four student supporters and members of the Women and Diversity in Games club visited Vicarious Vision, a subsidiary of Activision, in Albany, New York, and 1st Playable, an independent game studio, in Troy, New York. The visits provided students with invaluable networking connections and an insider look at what it’s like to work at a large and small game studio. The trip included students from multiple majors, including Game Art & Animation, Game Design, Game Programming, Game Production, and International Business.

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