Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is a three-dimensional immersive simulation of a realistic 360-degree environment, typically using virtual reality headsets to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment or create an imaginary setting. This immersive interactive experience, generated by a computer, has become a popular emerging job market for engineers, artists, designers, educators and more.



A Virtual Reality Guide to Virtual Reality (360 Video) (7:54)


The History of VR (3:51)



  • The Future of VR - This infographic created by VR Bound shows the future of VR and the impact of VR in society.




Cal Poly Centers and Projects and Clubs


Conferences and Groups in California


Companies that attended the Cal Poly Careers in Virtual Reality Panel


Professional Associations and LinkedIn Groups


Job Shadowing and Informational Interviews


Sample Job Titles

  • 3D Visualization Specialist
  • Animator
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Unity Developer
  • Videographer
  • Virtual Reality Architect
  • Virtual Reality Developer
  • VR Lead Programmer


Job Search


Top Companies

  • Apple Inc.
  • Facebook
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • Lumus
  • Oculus VR
  • Samsung

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