Unity Connect School Pages Help Showcase Emerging Student Talent
Today’s college and university classrooms are home to the next generation of talent that is going to take the industry by storm. How will recruiters find this new Unity talent and snatch it up before anyone else gets a chance? Unity Connect, of course.
Since launch, over 1100 companies from the games and VR/AR industries have joined Unity Connect to source talent from a focused pool of over 28k Unity creators that span the gamut of production roles. Now, we are adding another dimension to our growing pool of Unity talent: schools!
The problem: Connecting student talent with industry employers.
In building the first talent marketplace for the full spectrum of Unity creators, we quickly realized that we needed to find a way to help emerging talent find their way into the industry.
Currently, recruiters frequently have to call on program directors or educators at the schools they are targeting and ask for recommendations based on their hiring needs. The educator then has the task of playing matchmaker: identifying which students might be the best match for the open positions and then facilitating introductions. Students often have to build their own portfolio sites, which stand isolated and don’t get discovered very easily.
We want to talk to you!
Are you a college student in the United States that is leading a VR or Unity club? We want to learn more about what you’re doing! Send us an email with “Student Leader” in the subject line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The solution: Schools can now showcase their student talent on Unity Connect
Now schools can create pages and invite all of the students in their programs to join. The aggregated portfolios and projects of all their students are showcased on their profile page, which recruiters can use as a one-stop shop for student talent. They can zero in on exactly the right profiles using industry-specific skill tags and search filters and visually validate the quality of work without ever leaving the site.
Create or join your school page today
In this first phase, we are only accepting schools from North America, but will be making this available globally in the very near future. We’re excited that many schools have already joined — including the University of Utah, Carnegie Mellon, Full Sail University, NYU, University of Wisconsin Stout, and more — and are adding more students every day. If you are a student at one of these or the many other schools already on board, be sure to sign in to your Unity Connect account and join your school’s page.
How do I join my school?
Simply go to Discover > Schools on Unity Connect. If your school is already listed, you can simply click on the ‘Join School’ button at the top of the page.
What if my school isn’t on there yet?
If your school doesn’t have a page yet, you can apply to get one created. Just click on the ‘Create a School’ button, which you will find in the upper right-hand corner of the Discover > Schools page.
If you are outside of North America and interested in creating a school page, you are more than welcome to apply in advance. Our team will follow up with you as soon as we are ready to expand to other regions.