Student work by Oliver Harbour
To assist you in building a competitive edge and meeting your goals, CG Spectrum's in-house Career Development Manager offers students career support through:
CG Spectrum provides students with the tools, resources and direct access to world-class mentors, to help them get industry-ready sooner. Through network nurturing and an emphasis on portfolio and demo reel building, we equip students with the job skills and confidence to create high-quality work that speaks for itself.
The other major benefit of being a student is becoming a part of the vibrant and supportive CG Spectrum community. This powerful global network of peers, mentors and alumni working at film and game studios all over the world offers unlimited networking opportunities both during school and well beyond.
That's the CG Spectrum difference!
Through expert career training, mentorship and career guidance, our students have secured employment at film and game studios all over the world.
As CG Spectrum's dedicated Career Development Manager, Maxine's job is to help ensure students are the best prepared for life in the industry.
A former VFX Producer at Technicolor and Resources Manager at Mr. X, Maxine worked on Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star Trek Beyond, and three Star Wars films (to name a few!).
She offers an insider's perspective into the hiring process, and valuable resources to help students get ahead in the competitive film and games industry. Read Maxine's interview to learn more about her and how she's helping prepare the next wave of film and game creators.
My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!
I found the experience to be very beneficial. My mentor (Gen Camilleri) helped me accelerate my learning with our weekly meetings. Once I completed the course, I was left with great portfolio pieces for my showreel and given free ongoing help with a Career Development Manager (Maxine Schnepf), who helped me polish my resume and LinkedIn profile to help kickstart my career.
If you're considering a career change for the CG Industry, try CG Spectrum. You won't regret it!
I wanted to give special thanks to Maxine, for all her time and guidance. Maxine will go out of her way to help guide you! She will take the time to listen to your specific drives, needs and weaknesses, then help you set your goals and craft methodologies to fulfill them. I am really thankful to Maxine for all her unconditional help!
I'd like to thank Maxine for how genuinely dedicated she is, and her helpfulness and attentiveness towards students.
Recently, not only did Maxine set up a well organized career info session for the students, she went above and beyond to take very thorough notes on the entire presentation for students to refer back to. All the staff and students in the CG Spectrum community are super friendly, responsive, and supportive. You can always find the help you need.
It is a complete package with the goal of helping us to conquer our dream job!
I didn't expect to find a C++ programming course aimed at the gaming industry and of such quality. Since the first contact, the school staff have been very friendly and professional. There is a genuine interest in helping us achieve our goals. The big difference is that we have the guidance of a very high level professional who works in the industry. In addition, we have access to career development sessions, guided by Maxine. These are classes where we receive guidance and discuss essential career topics. An amazing journey!
The career program was invaluable.
I knew changing careers would have included things such as resumes, applications, networking, etc. But the biggest thing I needed to understand was the nuances of the animation industry, etiquette for approaching recruiters, and what type of roles (fixed-term or permanent) there were. These sessions really helped guide me, and explained how to approach my showreel and the subsequent application processes.