Esports. A World-Class Supplement to a World-Class Education.

 

Academic Integrations

EMU Esports works closely with various Eastern Michigan University academic departments. This collaboration is designed to deliver a student experience, in and out of the classroom, which utilizes esports as a vehicle of learning valuable professional skills.

Broadcast LIVE Commentary Class Project

Students taking Radio TV News Writing (CTAT 334) have the opportunity to appear as live commentators on the official EMU broadcast in order to satisfy a project requirement.

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Facility Cooperation

Both the Digital Media Production Department and the EMU Esports program have dedicated broadcasting facilities. When necessary, these facilities are able to be shared for large and or unique projects.

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Sports & Events Management Class Project

Starting in the Fall of 2024, students taking a Sports Event Management course will be able to work with the esports program to plan and execute an event of their choosing.

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Organizational Theory Honors Project

Students taking Organizational Theory & Behavior (MGMT 386) have the opportunity to earn honors credit by working in pairs on a 25 page research report. This project studies managerial trends in the esports industry and provides actionable recommendations to EMU Esports leadership.  

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Additional academic integrations are being developed with the following departments:

Arts Management, Graphic Design, SAG, and Marketing.

Student Internships and more!

Developed in collaboration with EMU faculty, these positions are designed to deliver team-based practical learning experiences. When working with EMU Esports, each student is given professional-grade responsibilities and expectations in their respective fields. With this in mind, a willingness to learn and grow is the most important trait desired in applicants.

All students work in small groups called "Teams'', usually with peers in their same field. The most senior and experienced interns can become "Student Managers'' who receive more compensation and additional responsibilities. Positions are commuter friendly and open to all EMU students regardless of major, though applicants with majors relevant to positions will be preferred.

Weekly Overview

Most positions will either be directly or indirectly involved with the following events. Applicants will be expected to have avaliability for events outlined in their job descriptions.

  • MONDAY: 4:00-6:00pm CREATIVE staff meeting
  • TUESDAY: 6:00-10:00pm ESC match days 
  • WEDNESDAY: 6:00-10:00pm ESC match days 
  • THURSDAY: Default schedulable photo or video shoot day
  • FRIDAY: 4:00-6:00pm COMPETITVE staff meeting 
  • SATURDAY: N/A
  • SUNDAY: N/A

 

Unscripted Broadcast Internship

Live Broadcast Responsibilities:

    • Attend ESC match days as scheduled and the CREATIVE staff meeting
    • Maintaining the broadcast’s schedule and the schedule of staff required for that broadcast
    • Develop new, creative, efficient, or otherwise fun additions to the broadcast
    • Study and perform all of the following ROTATING roles as assigned in the EMU Esports unscripted broadcast (two per week) - all relevant training will be provided:
      • Technical Director
      • Producer
      • Audio Engineer
      • Replay Operations
      • In-Game Camera Operations
      • Studio Camera/Lighting/Props Technician
      • On-Screen Talent / Commentary (optional)

Execuitve Producer Responsibilities:

    • Attend ESC match days as scheduled
    • Relating to the EMU Esports unscripted broadcast (two per week), creatively direct and produce a new segment of the PRE-SHOW. The PRE-SHOW is a 30-minute time slot before official ESC competition days where live or prerecorded material will entertain and or inform the wider EMU community about gaming and gaming culture. New segments will be developed and broadcasted on a rotating cycle assigned to both scripted and unscripted production staff during the competitive season.

Work onsite for at least 5 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00-12.00 (12-15 hours per week)

Class Credit: 3 hours eligible through DMCJ required internship

Application: CLOSED

 

Scripted Productions Internship

Solo Project Responsibilities:

    • Direct and produce a new entry into one of the following ongoing EMU Esports video series:
      • SOAR (commercialized hype video)
      • Beyond The Nest (documentary)
      • Ascension (recruited player features)
    • Manage a dedicated production budget to further enhance the quality of released content
    • Coordinate with the institutional marketing department & the digital media production department to either proof project work or request additional equipment/supplies deemed necessary in video production
    • Coordinate with EMU Esports staff to schedule content shoot location, participants, schedule, equipment requirements, and more.

Collaborative Project Responsibilities:

    • Attend the CREATIVE staff meeting and Thursday video shoots as scheduled
    • Work with the following EMU Esports staff teams to plan, shoot, and edit short form promotional content featuring EMU Esports players, teams, or facilities:
      • Digital marketing
      • Unscripted broadcasting
      • Graphic design
    • Attend ESC match days as scheduled
    • Relating to the EMU Esports unscripted broadcast (two per week), creatively direct and produce a new segment of the PRE-SHOW. The PRE-SHOW is a 30-minute time slot before official ESC competition days where live or prerecorded material will entertain and or inform the wider EMU community about gaming and gaming culture. New segments will be developed and broadcasted on a rotating cycle assigned to both scripted and unscripted production staff during the competitive season.

Work onsite for at least 5 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00-12.00 (12-15 hours per week)

Class Credit: 3 hours eligible through DMCJ required internship

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Graphic & Visual Design Internship

Graphic Design Responsibilities:

    • Attend the CREATIVE staff meeting
    • Work with other creative team members to produce content in some or all of the following areas:
      • Social media posts
      • Broadcast 2D graphic overlays
      • Broadcast 3D graphic transitions and effects
      • Website pages, banners, and buttons
      • Fliers and other promotional materials
      • Merchandising and outfitting
      • Esports facility interior design (ie. Wall graphics, stickers, equipment)
    • Create compelling graphics to share across social and physical channels

Broadcast Detailing Responsibilities:

    • Design motion graphics using a library of templates for the use of the digital media production teams.

Work onsite for at least 5 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00-12.00 (10-15 hours per week)

Class Credit: 3 hours eligible through Graphic Design Co-op elective internship

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Marketing & Communications Internship

Digital Marketing Responsibilities:

    • Maintain a communications schedule which includes all content to be released on all EMU Esports marketing channels (Discord, social media platforms, and on-campus promos)
    • Develop both original and reusable content which can be used on all marketing channels
    • Engineer and promote a brand identity for EMU Esports, and its players and teams
    • Manage a dedicated marketing budget to further enhance the quality of released content
    • Provide EMU Esports management with a detailed monthly marketing report detailing current and previous marketing statistics as well as offering actionable recommendations and analysis

On-Campus Marketing Responsibilities:

    • Attend the CREATIVE staff meeting and Thursday photoshoots as scheduled
    • Maintain a schedule of EMU Esports staff  who will man weekly informational tables in the Student Center
    • Arrange the distribution of fliers and other physical marketing materials
    • Collaborate with other programs or events on campus to include esports in their public outreach mediums

Media Relations Responsibilities:

    • Work with on campus media outlets such as The Eastern Echo to promote the esports program and it’s activities
    • Coordinate with the institutional marketing department to publicize press releases or to request coverage

Work onsite for at least 5 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00-12.00 (12-15 hours per week)

Class Credit: 3 hours eligible through Marketing or Arts & Entertainment Management Co-op elective internship

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Community Management Internship

Club Leadership Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the leadership and development of gaming clubs through EMU Student Life by some or all of the following methods:
      • Become elected as a club executive leadership member
      • Become a club member
      • Communicate with club student leaders and advisors to initiate and oversee collaborations with EMU Esports. 
    • Represent EMU Esports resources, interests, and student support initiatives with the EMU student body and wider community.

Tournament Organizing Responsibilities:

    • Attend both the CREATIVE and COMPETITVE staff meetings
    • Organize and execute an esports competition utilizing EMU Esports facilities at least twice per semester. Competitions must involve EMU students and its wider community. 
    • Assist in the organization and execution of EMU Esports regional scholastic invitationals and miscellaneous on site competitions.

Internal Communications Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the moderation strategy of the official EMU Esports Discord server.
    • Adapt and develop the EMU Esports Discord server to professionally serve the needs of EMU Esports, EMU students, and community members.

Work onsite for at least 5 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00 (10 hours per week)

Class Credit: Not avaliable

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E-Athlete Competitve Development Internship

Tournament Organizing Responsibilities:

    • Attend the COMPETITVE staff meeting
    • Organize and execute an esports competition utilizing EMU Esports facilities at least twice per semester. Competitions must involve EMU students and its wider community. 
    • Assist in the organization and execution of EMU Esports regional scholastic invitationals and miscellaneous on site competitions.

Athlete Success Coaching Responsibilities:

    • Meet with individual EMU Esports varsity and junior varsity athletes to further enable and evaluate their out-of-game personal success. These meetings will follow a designed conversation template approved by EMU Sports Management Faculty. 
    • Provide EMU Esports management with monthly reports on the outcomes of above meetings highlighting related data and trends whilst also providing actionable organizational recommendations to improve athlete success out-of-game.

Recruitment Evaluations Responsibilities:

    • Attend and participate in discovery-level recruitment calls to interview prospective freshmen and transfer talent with Team Managers. Participation in these calls will relate to answering questions about student life and success in college. 

Work onsite for at least 5 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00 (10 hours per week)

Class Credit: Can satisfy either the 60 or 450 hour required Sports Management internship

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Recruitment & Team Manager 

Recruitment Responsibilities (via hourly rate):

    • Attend the COMPETITVE staff meeting
    • Assist the Esports Coordinator in communicating with recruitment prospects as to introduce them to the EMU Esports community
    • Man weekly informational tables on campus to inform the general EMU student body of esports program activities and opportunities

Team Management Responsibilities (via $1000.00 scholarship):

    • Oversee and report on the quality of coaching, and coaching decisions, provided to the roster
    • Ensure their team meets the following practice and competition expectations:
      • Minimum 10 hours of team practice per week
      • Minimum competition via regular season matches
    • Accommodate and support competitive rosters in administrative activities not directly related to the act of competing itself. This includes activities such as:
      • Communicating with tournament organizers and other EMU Esports staff
      • Arranging any necessary travel logistics including transportation, accommodations, and dining
      • Ensuring competitively viable practice and competition environments
      • Regularly gauging team productivity, culture, and overall health

Work onsite for at least 2 hours each week. All other hours may be remote if permitted by the nature of work being performed.

Hourly Rate: $11.00/hr (6 hours per week) + $1000 competitive scholarship

Class Credit: Not avaliable

Application: CLOSED 

Expand Your Network

Connecting with EMU Esports can give you the chance to connect with many top gaming and or esports organizations. Take advantage of awesome opportunities such as earning high paying contract work, attending major conventions, and receiving exclusive event access to world-class LANS!

Esports Contract Work
Pictured is Owain "Glavon" Kert and Hunter "Silverbee" Harrison on their 2023 trip to work for a week in Cincinnati. They supported a Gamers Outreach gaming event in a local children's hospital and explored the city on their off time!