Unidos Heritage Month, taking place annually from September 15 to October 15, is all about celebrating the vast and rich culture of Latinos, Chicanos, and Hispanics. "Even though we all identify with the same term, we all come from very different cultural backgrounds," says Visual Concepts Austin's Benjamin Setton. "We foster inclusion, diversity and tolerance so every member can feel comfortable in their environment." It's important to show others that they will be treated respectfully regardless of ethnic or cultural background.
This past summer, 23 interns took part in 2K's internship program at 2K's Novato office, learning the ins and outs of game publishing and marketing. Interning at any company is a fantastic opportunity to gain real-world experience and expand your network of contacts, and 2K values the chance to help foster up-and-coming talent and get fresh perspectives on our projects. Multiple teams took part to bring on interns for a variety of disciplines—subjects like Global Marketing Strategy, Applied AI, and User Research, to name just a few.
Since joining 2K as an associate producer towards the end of 2020, Noelle Johnston has contributed to both XCOM2 and CivilizationVI Anthology projects. She's currently busy working on the upcoming Marvel's Midnight Sunsin her new role as a narrative producer at Firaxis Games, but graciously agreed to take some time out of her schedule to talk about what it is she does at 2K and how she got here. "I didn't really know what I wanted to do for a long time, but I've been playing video games my whole life,"