Full Sail Stories
Published Nov 16, 2022
Career Expo Brings Employers to Full Sail Campus
Students and grads got the chance to connect with employers from Epic Games, The Walt Disney Company, and more.
Full Sail’s commitment to preparing students for careers in entertainment media and emerging technologies includes preparing them for the hiring process. In our primarily digital world, it can be difficult to stand out to employers and get your portfolio noticed. Career Development at Full Sail works to provide opportunities – like the recent Career Networking Expo – to help students engage and connect with potential employers and minimize the stress of the job hunt.
The Career Expo welcomed graduates and students nearing graduation to the Full Sail Live venue where they were able to network with employers, share their portfolios and resumes, and learn more about companies across tech and entertainment, ranging from audio and live event production to game development and engineering.
With dozens of employers actively recruiting for positions, attendees were able to explore potential careers in fields like creative writing, graphic design, app development, event production, and broadcasting from companies including The Walt Disney Company, Echelon, Clair Global, and Waterman Broadcasting.
Students speaking with Lead Producer at Epic Games and Game Design Master's grad Ari Patrick (left) during the Career Expo.
Full Sails grads Amanda Sweaton, Aaron Eady, and Ari Patrick represented Fortnite developer Epic Games while recruiting for internships with the North Carolina-based game studio. “Ask open-ended questions when you’re getting interviewed,” was one of the tips Amanda gave students about what the team at Epic is looking for when hiring. “We want to make sure you can collaborate, we want to know how you problem-solve and how you think of things.”
Students were also invited to attend private sessions hosted by SPARK focused on employer insights and the do’s and don’ts of career networking while employers hosted company overviews for in-person and virtual audiences.
Other companies in attendance included Carnival Cruise Line, Sweetwater Sound, Ghostpunch Games, LPGA, and Disney Live Entertainment.