Jose MaldonadoJose Maldonado is living a life most gamers can only dream of, working for tech giant Microsoft on the future of video gaming with the xCloud Team.

“My days consist of tinkering with the latest gaming technology to enhance the experience for our users,” says Maldonado, who earned his bachelor’s in computer science degree in 2017. “I get to play around with prototypes and see how a game is created from initial idea to final consumer product.”

Maldonado says he was able to prepare for and get his dream job because he fully immersed himself in the Panther community and took advantage of many of the university’s resources. During his time as an undergrad, he worked as a research assistant at the College of Engineering and Computing’s Discover Lab, joined StartUP FIU and eventually co-founded founded one of the largest student organizations at FIU – Upsilon Pi Epsilon or UPE.

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