The TSA (Technology Student Organization), I feel, fits me the most in my gaming development pathway, as I am a critical thinker, and I love technology as a whole. It would be beneficial to me if I learn how to be a leader in the field of technology, so I could contribute to certain companies, in term of presentations and business decisions.
There are many game development sites and competitions that allow students in training, as well as those who aren't in training, to test their skills by making a game. Sometimes it's for a prize, however regardless, it's nice to show off your skills to the competition and evaluating the difference in your programming, as well as any bugs or glitches you may have. Working with others is also important, as one person usually can't do all of the work, so really, it doesn't just describe you, but the team as a whole. You really just need to be able to make and play a game.
A project call the National Service Project has helped raise money and spread awareness of cancer. This can help proceed research, and help patients with the help of The American Cancer Society. Something like that really interests me.
Gaming also has a Community Service, using games to cope with those who suffer while staying long-terms in hospitals. It helps patients cope, and makes the time pass by.
WBL/Work Based Learning
I'm honestly ready to participate in any WBL program there is for gaming or technology. These programs will help hone my skills and make sure I'm at least a little more qualified in my specific field. Any Internship or anything really, it will help. I don't expect to be paid, that's just icing on the cake if I do. I feel like my enthusiasm, cooperation, and kind nature will allow me to be very active in any WBL program, and it will certainly be something I'm looking forward to.
“Let's Help Others Level Up.” Gamers Outreach, gamersoutreach.org/.