Lafayette High senior Caleb Kimberlin gained experience this summer in a career in video game design.
Kimberlin participated in Rockwood’s Partners in Education program known as Project Interface, an internship opportunity offered to qualified Rockwood seniors. Kimberlin partnered with video game developer Graphite Lab, where he helped design an expansion to an app the company developed.
Kimberlin said, “I helped find things that I could use for the app. Then I tried to implement those assets into the actual code itself, and create it.”
Partners in Education Coordinator Kim Litzau said the internship experience helps students gain valuable skills.
“I think the most important thing that we hope the students realize is that they can be successful in anything they apply themselves to,” said Litzau. “This program gives them experience and knowledge in what it takes to be a good employee. Good communication, following directions, showing up on time, having appropriate answers and promptly responding to emails and telephone calls are all critical skills.”
Kimberlin said, “The internship has helped me become more professional and develop skills. It has helped me become more organized and practice my business communications skills.”
Kimberlin added that the experience has positively influenced his decision to pursue a career in video game design.
“I’ve gotten a very positive and friendly view of this field,” he said.