FIEA has staff dedicated to seeking, developing, and maintaining industry relations with video game and other interactive entities.
Our industry relations team works in tandem with our faculty to bring top level companies to visit FIEA and aid in your professional development. The IR team brings in dozens of industry experts for workshops, talks, student interviews, and other consultations throughout the year. These TechTalks focus on sharing best practices, tips and tools of the trade, and the secrets of networking in the game industry. This added benefit to the FIEA curriculum has proven to make graduates more employable.
- One-on-one resume and digital portfolio consultations
- Resume workshops
- Industry-specific mock interviews
- Successful Interviewing workshop
- Contacts at hundreds of game and simulation studios
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Industry Relations Staff
Industry Relations Coordinator
Courtney Lewis is the industry relations coordinator. With more than 15 years of marketing communication experience, he provides a keen focus on building relationships, coaching for individual success, and strategic planning. He excels at building pathways for students into industry.
Courtney is a tenured professor of speech communication at Valencia College. Prior to his tenure, he worked as a Marketing Communication Manager at Brijot Imaging Systems and Assistant Director of Academic Services at UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics. Additionally he has served on the board of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals; he has mentored and volunteered for the Florida-Georgia Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation, The National Science Foundation IGERT, and Special Olympics Florida.