NASEF Builds Up Esports Career Resources
- By Dian Schaffhauser
America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF)
is working with a company to publish esports career information.
Under the arrangement with Hitmarker,
a UK-based video game jobs platform, NASEF will maintain a "career
resource to help young people see the many career opportunities
available to them in the esports industry. NASEF is a nonprofit that
uses esports to teach students STEM skills and help them develop
their social-emotional learning.
NASEF career website includes custom feeds of esports jobs, with both
active paid internships for students to apply to immediately and
another containing actual jobs, to help them envision future
will also conduct resume and cover letter reviews for NASEF students,
to help them improve their job applications; provide social media
spotlights to promote students' skills to the wider industry; set up
mentorship opportunities with esports professionals; and produce
educational content to help young people learn about job types and
tracks in esports.
Hitmarker said it would also share data with NASEF to help the
organization improve its own educational content.
will be inviting members of the Hitmarker team to speak at its events
and take part in one-on-one virtual sessions with students on the
NASEF Advisory Board.
engaged in NASEF programs learn and practice skills for careers
within the high-growth esports ecosystem and related industries. This
partnership with Hitmarker will help them see how many companies are
hiring and for what jobs so they can prepare for their future,"
said Gerald Solomon, executive director of the Samueli
and founder of NASEF, in a statement. "It will also give them a
place to find internships so they can start on their career
trajectory right now."
admirers of NASEF and strong believers in their mission, and we fully
recognize the power of esports in education. As such, we look forward
to working with them closely for the benefit of young people across
North America," added Richard Huggan, Hitmarker managing
Pathways" is openly available on
the NASEF website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.