Seminars & Colloquia

Colleen McCreary

Electronic Arts

"Moving from Player to Creator: Opportunities in the Videogame Industry "

Wednesday March 21, 2007 03:35 PM
Location: 1011, EB I NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: Many people are now growing up as expert gamers. How can you make the jump from playing videogames to getting paid to create them? This talk will explore what the games industry expects in terms of coursework and knowledge for students hoping to create games post graduation.
Short Bio: Colleen Wheeler McCreary is Global Director of University Relations for Electronic Arts (EA), the world's largest interactive entertainment software company based in Redwood City, CA. McCreary manages a global team and leads the development of the first formal University Relations program for EA, partners with academia on engineering and game design curriculum recommendations, and is building a process for finding, recruiting, and retaining new college graduate and intern talent around the world.

Ryan Stradling is Senior Development Director at EA's Tiburon Studios.

Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, NCSU

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