Wow thanks for all the interesting replies! Very interesting to see the types of careers, and the high proportion of IT related careers.
Perhaps we should do a left/right handed thread as well?
..there are a couple of us on here. Where are you studying?
Ooo cool! Studying at Glamorgan... http://courses.glam.ac.uk/courses/562-bsc-hons-computer-games-development
(self explanatory URL hopefully), and no, that's not me in the photo. Where do you work, and in what role?
I'm a Senior Software Engineer - which means getting stuck into pretty much anything and everything that could need coding from gameplay to low level systems. The majority of which is C++ and C# although I have occasionally had to dabble in other languages when required such as Objective C, Python, Perl and Java. I have worked on titles on most of the recent games platforms at some point - PC, PS2, PS3, XBOX360, Wii and more recently IPad/IPhone.
Haven't come across the Glamorgan course, I too did a games degree when they first started. I can't say that it set me up particularly well for the industry when I got my first job 7 years ago..and the drop out rate was fairly high. If I can recall correctly, of the 70 of us that started, only one other and myself actually graduated on time.
Others either didn't make it through or had to retake modules the following year!
I have heard that things are improving now that the courses are starting to mature, but during my time in the industry the best graduates have always come from CS degrees with lots of hands on coding.
All the best with your course!!