"Most people know that there are a number of paths into the gaming industry. Making a recognized mod for an existing game, working in a testing department as a summer job, and simply knowing somebody who can help you get your foot in the door are often talked about as the "best" ways to get a job making video games for a living. However, as is the case with many professional industries, a college degree makes up for its lack of glamour, excitement, and ease with rock-solid results. As with any career choice, there are lots of decisions to make before even enrolling in a particular program. Here are some tips and information to help get any interested industry hopefuls started down the right path."