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The Esports Management Program is our newest fellowship program open to students at CUNY. Students are able to get an inside look at the esports industry through hands-on experience and attending industry events and conferences.
All participants receive 1-on-1 academic advising each semester, internship search and grad school application assistance, and resume reviews. Students also participate in professional development workshops, networking trips, and will work hands-on in the industry. In the past, our students were able to get free tickets to ESL ONE New York, visit the office of NYXL and NYSL, have lunch with the founders of kanga.gg, and attend AMAs with employees of Riot Games.
As a chapter of the International Game Developers Association, students in our program also can take advantage of our connections to professionals in both AAA and indie design studios, regardless of if they are currently an IGDA member. Participants also enjoy all of the benefits of our regular members, including access to our 100+ textbook library, 600+ game library, study groups and tutoring for MEDIA, MEDP, and CSCI classes, and more.
Through this program, students will be able to effectively major in esports disciplines through the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who are undecided may enter the program under any major, but they should expect to officially transfer into CUNY BA by the end of their first year in EMP (exceptions are made, inquire within). Students are subject to the CUNY BA admissions requirements but will receive assistance if they do not meet them upon entering the program. Once fully enrolled in the program, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
The program requires an average of 6 hours of participation a week. This includes time dedicated to professional development workshops, trips, program-wide activities, and internship placements.
All participants are required to be present at BrookLAN every other Thursday, 7-9 PM for workshops, group meetings, and feedback. First-year participants must also be free Wednesdays 1-3 PM virtually. Students are expected to attend webinars and seminars, taught by esports industry leaders. Students will also have the opportunity to attend major esports events free-of-charge. These activities do not follow an official schedule, as opportunities are sporadic, but can be expected to occur 4-6 times a semester and are generally scheduled on weekday nights and the occasional weekend.