I was fortunate enough to spend the day at the EA Sports Campus in Burnaby, BC, Canada a few weeks ago at an event hosted for the Make A Wish Foundation – BC & Yukon.
It was one of many events that the EA Outreach program hosts for deserving non-profit organizations that are focused on putting smiles on the faces of kids who have life-threatening medical conditions. It was pretty amazing to see the kids faces light up when they were able to meet some of their local sports heros and take them on in a friendly game of NHL 12.
Check out a few photos of the event here: Travis Lulay Facebook Page – EA Sports/Make-A-Wish Foundation Event
A Sports Job That Pays You To Play Games
If you’ve ever played video games before, you know how addicting they can be. It’s quite easy to get caught up in the excitement of creating your own player and going head to head with the likes of Steven Stamkos or Patrick Kane and competing for the Stanley Cup!
Now, imagine if you were paid to play video games all day. Well, that’s not exactly all the guys at EA Sports do, but it’s definitely a perk of their sports job!
I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of the main guys responsible for producing the popular EA Sports NHL game – James Banting and Jay Bulbrook. We talked about how they landed their jobs with EA Sports, the path they took to get there and the best part about their job. They also provided helpful advice for anyone looking to follow in their footsteps and work for one of the most iconic sports companies in the tech world.
EA Sports Software Engineer – James Banting
EA Sports Animator – Jay Bulbrook
If you prefer reading the interviews versus watching the videos, click on the link above to access the video interview transcripts.
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