THE FIRST DADIU ALUMNI SURVEY
In 2017 DADIU carried out a survey among the DADIU alumni in order to get an overview of where they are now. The first part of the survey asked them where they are now. The second part asked them to look back and evaluate DADIU.
Download the full report as a pdf.
Here are the main points:
DADIU IS A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE
87% find that DADIU lived up to their expectations, and 91% would recommend participating in DADIU to others.
They see DADIU as a life-changing experience and a great networking and career kickstarter. They also state that DADIU is a different way of learning.
When asked if there was anything they wished DADIU had prepared them for, most answers focus on entrepreneurship, general business understanding, how to create a company, how to raise funding, and how to get into the games industry.
85% currently have a job. 12% of them own their own company
In total 13% (or 34) are currently unemployed – 15 of those graduated in 2016.
GETTING THE FIRST JOB
Within six month 75% had secured their first job, and within a year 87%. For 62% the first job was on a permanent contract. 32% had secured a job before graduating.
IN OR OUT OF THE GAMES INDUSTRY
The respondents are roughly working in three equal-sized categories: One third in the games industry, another third in a directly related industry, and one third completely outside.
The number is stable from the first job to the current – there is only a small shift from the games industry to the related industry.
7% of the respondents currently own a company. The number of employees ranges from none to 32 employees.
40% of the company-owners describe their business as within the games industry.