FIEA has two people dedicated to seeking, developing, and maintaining relationships 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
Assistant Director, Academic Support Services
Joe Muley is the FIEA Assistant Director of Academic Support Services and the Director of Industry Relations. He has spent over 15 years at UCF and over 8 years at FIEA learning the intricacies of the interactive entertainment industry. Joe has strong relationship ties with local industry partners, both corporate and start-up, and has strong ties with our alumni domestically and internationally.
Joe communicates regularly with industry partners to keep current on the skill sets and trends of the industry. He subsequently works closely with the FIEA faculty to review current industry standards and expectations to make sure the FIEA curriculum stays up to date. Joe also brings entrepreneurial knowledge and experience to FIEA as he has served as a business partner on 3 local start-ups over the last 6 years.
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.
Recent Companies Who Have Visited FIEA
- Industrial Light & Magic
- Electronic Arts
- Platinum Games