At UAT we try to have professionals from the industry come in to talk to the students when possible. It's a really cool opportunity to meet some of the people who have actually done all of the things that we one day hope to do ourselves. No matter what discipline they're in though, there remains a pretty consistent theme among all of the professionals: they went above and beyond what other students around them were accomplishing. To perfectly clear, this isn't about having a 4.0 GPA because some of them even admitted they were kind of middling students. A high GPA absolutely never hurts, but it's about much more than that. I'm talking about putting an epic amount of work into the things that you will eventually show off to your employers in your portfolio.
It's something that gets brought up fairly often so I might as well elaborate on it. Yes, there is a League Of Legends club here at the school and they are very active. It's not uncommon to find people in the commons until the early hours of the morning just playing and having a good time. Really though one of the best things about the school is that there are all kinds of games being played here and it brings people together. You hear all of this stuff about gamers being anti-social and just sitting in dark rooms all day but really that isn't entirely true. It does happen, but more often than not it's actually just something that brings people together. Friends made here tend to be the same people that you are working with during projects and on various other forms of homework. So having something fun you can do together is just a great way to unwind afterwards. Each year we actually all get together in the theater to watch the League of Legends Championships on the large projector screen and it's a blast! Pizza, drinks, yelling, and laughing; just flat out fun times had by all.