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    Quinnipiac University Summer Pre-College: Fundamentals of Data Analysis & Microsoft Excel

    Quinnipiac University Summer Pre-College: Fundamentals of Data Analysis & Microsoft Excel


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Computer Skills
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (203) 582-7558
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    This 2-week summer program introduces high school students to academic game design and eSports as potential career paths. Participants will spend the mornings learning the process of brainstorming, designing, developing and testing games before shifting their attention in the afternoons and focusing on how to participate in and manage eSports teams and competitions.

    There is no denying it anymore: online gaming is here to stay. In just a few decades, online gaming has exploded to become a multi-billion-dollar industry and one of the most profitable industries on the planet. If you have an interest in online gaming, there are a variety of different careers that will allow you to make your hobby a part of your job

    In this summer program presented by Quinnipiac's Game Design & Development Program, high school students will have the opportunity to learn about game design and eSports management. The program will be split into two parts: the mornings are dedicated to exploring the game design process through hands-on activities and projects and the afternoons are spent learning about the eSports industry, its potential successes and challenges and the management of teams and competitions. There is also a special focus put on discussing how to make online games and the online gaming industry inclusive to all.

    At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:

    An understanding of the online gaming industry and potential career paths to inspire your personal, academic and professional aspirations within game design and eSports

    Hands-on experience with the game design process from brainstorming to design to development to testing

    Knowledge of how to manage eSports teams and competitions successfully and inclusively

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Costs

    Option 1: 1-week program, plus full room & board (overnight): $1,680

    Option 2: 1-week program, Monday-Friday, on-campus program (commuter), lunch: $1,200

    All options include:

    • One week of faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered online or on campus with educational support staff and program materials
    • All technology and software support
    • Quinnipiac T-shirt
    • Certificate of completion with personal assessment from a QU faculty member
    • Special Quinnipiac Admissions events

    Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for support in their application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of need and merit.