mel

Female
from Austin, TX

  • Activity

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      Bummed I'll be missing out on RTX this year, I'll be on the left coast for work. And Disneyland. So, don't feel too terrible for me. HOWEVER, that being said, if you come in to town earlier in the week, let me know, I'd still love to see your face. <3

      Had a great fourth with some lovely people. Blew things ups. Made new friends. It was nice. :)

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      Heading to Irvine on Sunday. I will be there for a whole week! Will also be at E3 on Wednesday, so say hi!

      Also, I think I may be getting a cold. In the summer. That just seems mean.

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      The first round of Blizzterns arrived in Austin and Irvine. MUCH EXCITE. :)

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      So I've been pretty busy here. Getting ready for the interns, getting ready for E3, getting ready for fall recruitment.

      I've also been going to the gym more, so that is exciting. I've got 2 5ks this week.

      How are you?

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      I loved hearing all the Blizzard talk on the podcast. BLIZZARD ALL THE THINGS. <3

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      What did you do all this week?

      I've been in Irvine. And just found out I'll be at E3.

      And I saw Mike Morhaime.

      10/10

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      Today is my one year Blizzard anniversary! YAY ME!

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      My very own Hearthstone card!
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      Turns out, when you promise pizza and games, you should really double check to make sure it's to the right email list.

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      Heading to LA/Irvine next week for work! How exciting! Plus going to Disneyland. AND USING MY LAST COMP TICKET. /feels

      Anyway! Internships are coming together, and my sanity is running it's course this month. :(

      Heroes of the Dorm is well under way, and with any luck, I'll be there at the finals at the end of April.

      Anyway, what's new with y'all?

    • 4 years ago

      mel

      I'll be at the career expo at SXSW tomorrow and Saturday.

      Bring cookies.

  • Comments (2975)

    • DeeRex

      4 years ago

      Hi Mel,

      I saw your post, and I'm super interested in joining the Intern Guild at Blizzard this summer! I want to ask you about the requirement of being authorized to work in the US. I currently main as a 4th year business management student on the Canadian server, with multiple prior internships in Canada, and overseas. However, as a Canadian Citizen, I would require a visa to work in the US. (J1 Visa I believe).

      Should I apply regardless? Or would my circumstances make me ineligible? I've been playing Blizzard games since elementary school, and it would make my year to be able to set my hearthstone at Blizzard HQ for the summer.

      Sincerely,
      Dennis

      • mel

        4 years ago

        :D

      • DeeRex

        4 years ago

        Ok I understand, thank you for your help Mel!

      • mel

        4 years ago

        Hey Dennis!

        So I did some digging around, and I found the answer to your question in our Linked In group FAQs.

        "We are able to accept F-1 students (with appropriate CPT authorization) into the program. Due to high burden placed on the employer in hosting other student/training visa types, requiring resources we do not currently have, we focus F-1 students. If this were to change in future years, we'd be sure to inform everyone through our typical communications channels.

        Please note: once someone graduate and obtains their degree, there are a lot more resources and options for Blizzard to sponsor foreign nationals for employment. So please keep us in mind when you're ready to apply for fulltime positions!

        I'm sorry I won't be able to answer too many more questions about employment authorization - there are many laws, regulations, and restrictions when it comes to this. Not being a lawyer, I do not want to lead anyone astray. I recommend foreign nationals interested in US employment now or in the future do their research into options based on their individual situation, then compare against employment opportunities that can support those options."

        Best of luck! :D

    • sgtfluffybut

      4 years ago

      Saw that you posted about the Interns at Blizzard. Do you guys use c# much or is it mostly c++?

      • sgtfluffybut

        4 years ago

        I think I'll love working in the industry as well. Do you know if many companies will start to use UE4 soon? I'm only knowledgeable with blueprint using it at the moment but I'm hoping c++ will help me get used to it.

      • mel

        4 years ago

        No problem! I'm really happy to help! I love working in the game industry, and feel free to reach out any time!

      • sgtfluffybut

        4 years ago

        Hopefully after my degree I'll be much better at c++ than I am now. Thanks for answering my questions though :)

      • mel

        4 years ago

        It would need to be pretty strong. Our interns hit the ground running in regards to projects and assignments, so there's not a whole lot of on the job training. The hiring managers want to see projects you've worked on in your submissions and any other languages you have experience in.

      • sgtfluffybut

        4 years ago

        How much knowledge would you need to know to apply for an internship? I'm currently studying C++ (I made a solar system for a project) but my knowledge isn't the best but I get by so far.

      • mel

        4 years ago

        Mostly C++ :D

    • hobbie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold sup, yo

      5 years ago

      I keep seeing those Mickey Mouse 3DSXLs in Walmart and thinking how much you'd love it, have you gotten one?

      • mel

        5 years ago

        Aww! I got one right after I got home from training at Blizzard. I was going to get a pink one, but I got the Mickey one. And the Mickey game. I love it!

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      5 years ago

      Mel! I thought I would try to do a thing where I wrote on all my RT friends' personal comments for February. I have so many good memories of our friendship so long ago! Kinda crazy how this site has changed so much. I remember playing Boxing on Turf in Halo 2...ah that was the best gametype/map ever. And hanging out at Akon with you! At least I think it was Akon...I still have the cards you sent me! :D

    • paguhwaguh

      6 years ago

      Couldn't help but notice is says on your profile youve been reading Divergent and Insurgent. How are you liking them? :)

    • Jimmerz

      7 years ago

      Yeah, surgery is frightening. But I had a herniated disc in my back repaired about three months ago and there is much less pain, so kudos to doc.

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

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      Merry Christmas!

    • Jimmerz

      7 years ago

      Has someone been chopping onions again?

      I'm glad you are resilient and were able to move on, but damn. If that's how it went down, you don't owe that guy any thanks. As a teacher he should tell you the truth, but he should try to do it in a gentle, nurturing way. Not like that. I wonder if he made a habit of it.

      Enough about that. Congratulations again. I'm glad you seem happier these days.

    • Bleu_Ace

      7 years ago

      Congrats on your graduation. I've got one more exam on Thursday.

    • Bleu_Ace

      7 years ago

      Ah, from Alamo. I'm in Cruces, theres black ice on the road and my step mom warned me about either to stay home or to be REALLY careful getting to school.

    • TutorFuego

      7 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    • Timor

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday

    • TLgamer

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      Leo says to wish you happy birthday.... so..... happy birthday. smiley0.gif

    • TheRecreator

      7 years ago

      Happy birthday, Leo sent me... you've read this before. =P

      Nevertheless, I do wish you an enjoyable celebration of the latest complete revolution of the Earth around the sun since your birth. smiley0.gif

    • locken FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We're All A little Mad H

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!! smiley13.gif



      Leo sent me.

    • kylebrodeur

      7 years ago

      Leo's journal sent me over here. Happy Birthday.

      Your profile says you are studying for the GRE?

      I'm studying for the GMAT right now. Really not a fan of standardized tests to get into masters programs...

    • jcobe18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      happy birthday mel!

    • stitter

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • chargerram77

      7 years ago

      HAPPY BDAY RANDOM RT CITIZEN...... with smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif hearts smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif and smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif smileys smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif and all kinds of smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif shit smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif


      blame Leo.... he made me do it.... smiley11.gif

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • spectreoffice

      7 years ago

      happy birthday, random person i know nothing about.

    • Sibwarra208 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DovahTubs

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Patrick

      7 years ago

      Happy FU!... I mean Birthday! Sorry, force of habit..... smiley4.gif

    • tomtomm

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      yayayayay. You're gonna be 18 right smiley10.gifsmiley8.gif

    • Leo

      7 years ago

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    • Leo

      7 years ago

      mel! smiley12.gif

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      Definitely will have to get that.

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      ahahahayaayayahahahaahaayayayayayahahahahahahahayayayayayay

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      Done

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      In reply to mel, #2:

      Do it

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      my birthday was amazinggggggggggggg

      I know :-(

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif I still need to pick a book to read

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      :-( Feel better soon! Remind me tonight or tomorrow to promote the book club in a journal!

    • cheeser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

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    • Leo

      8 years ago

      That sounds like a lit review.

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      That's a good plan.... I'm assuming you have to do a Lit Review of each article or no?

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      So you'll start working on it in 20 days amirite?

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Much better decision. I promise!

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      New topic!!!!!!!!

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Really? What a surprise! ;-)

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      i might try it out....

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      I hate the layout though. Do not like.

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      <3

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Done

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Link me to his profile and I will. I'm lazy.

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      EVERYTHING!

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      hahahahaha

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      Ooooo low blow

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