MVIMG_20190424_104707.jpg

Rob Coble


One of the great things about Rob is how he will match your passion and go out of the way to help you.
— GRANT SHONKWILER, Former PRODUCER AT EPIC GAMES

Biography

I have spent the past 15 years working in Career Services primarily in the tech and gaming industries, including a very successful career at Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), working with students, alumni and industry partners. I found a passion for helping students to understand the importance of good professional demeanor, and helping them to perfect their networking and communication skills.

I LOVE CREATING AND FACILITATING COMMUNITY, HELPING STUDENTS TO MANAGE THEIR CAREERS AND IDENTIFYING TOP TIER TALENT FOR MY MANY INDUSTRY PARTNERS. 

Prior to my work in Education, I spent 20 years in the Music Industry. After many years in music retail, I went on to work with the I.R.S. Record Label as a Regional Marketing Manager, Valley Media as a Senior Product Manager and finally five years with the Universal Music Group as Regional Director for Florida and then Los Angeles. I was responsible for all sales and marketing in these regions leading a team of 20. I worked closely with the many label groups we served and artists as diverse as U2, Eminem, Reba McEntire and Andrea Bocelli amongst many others. I had the opportunity to lead an amazing staff that was recognized for their incredible marketing efforts while spearheading many corporate partnerships including the Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers, Shell Oil, Walgreens and Seagram Americas. 

I am currently involved as a member of the Board of Directors for the Non-Profit Cacti Council as well as Orlando area conferences OrlandoiX and Otronicon

I love what I do - connecting people. Nothing makes me happier than watching people conquer their fears and realize their dreams. I love meeting people because meeting people presents opportunity. Networking is not something that should be feared. You don’t have to be an extrovert. You can stay true to who you are and still successfully network, communicate, and find opportunities with other professionals who share your same passions forging the path you choose to lead.

 

Endorsements

I first met Rob when I was a Full Sail student about to graduate in 2005. I was one of his first students to ever interact with, as well as being new to the game industry. Even after I graduated, Rob has been very proactive in reaching out and communicating with me. Because of Rob I have been able to connect with alumni and current students by [his] inviting me to Full Sail to do talks and interact with students.

Not only has he helped me, but he helps out countless of [other] students and alumni reach out to each other and has successfully developed a rich and robust alumni community.
— ELBERT PEREZ, Former SENIOR UX PROTOTYPER FOR THE HTC VIVE
Rob - Thank you for boosting my confidence and keeping me motivated from start to finish. You were great at identifying my strengths and reminding me to use them to my advantage. It’s easy to get worn down by the application grind, but I always left my sessions with you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You approach everything with tremendous optimism and that is probably the best lesson that I will take away from my sessions with you. -
— John Kneafsey, Associate Manager of the Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Group for 1-800 Flowers

Rob works with dozens of companies and hundreds of students every month to find the right fit for entry-level positions within the games industry. I’ve known Rob for years and have the utmost respect for him as the Outreach rep for Full Sail. If your studio is looking for new blood who are ready to hit the ground running, then get in touch with Rob.
— TIM HUNTSMAN, LEVEL DESIGNER AT TAPSTAR INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE LIMITED

Rob is a consummate professional who is genuinely passionate about the work he performs on a daily basis. He is approachable, likable, and demonstrates active listening when in conversation with students, colleagues, and industry developers. He is a true advocate for our students at Full Sail, mentoring and guiding them from the classroom out into the industry with the right balance of enthusiasm and discipline. We are fortunate to have him on our team!
— MICHELLE GAUDETTE (FORMERLY WESS), COURSE DIRECTOR OF OVERVIEW OF THE MEDIA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES AT FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Rob Coble is an instrumental figure at Full Sail University. Not only does he go out of his way to ensure that students are well equipped to handle the job placement process, but he also has the uncanny ability to find the perfect job for each individual student. I strongly believe that Rob is the primary reason students are able to land positions in the gaming industry, not only through his advice but also with the connections and friendships he has made with various professionals of the gaming community.

It was always a pleasure to work alongside Rob, as he was a wonderful person with a great personality and he genuinely cared for the well being of the students and for the people he worked with. I am grateful for all of his advice and help over the years, and I am honored to have worked with someone as capable and committed as him.
— OMAR KHAN, VP OF VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES AT CHAOTIC MOON STUDIOS

When it came time for me to find a job, my search was made much much easier with Rob’s help. Every time I had a question or needed assistance on matters such as preparing my resume or the interview process, I could always count on Rob to give honest, experienced, highly useful advice.
Rob knows the gaming industry very well and is constantly in contact with potential employers. I’d recommend Rob both to students looking to find their first job after graduation and to the employers looking to find the right candidate for their company!
— KERRY ALLEN, SR. UI PROGRAMMER AT ID SOFTWARE

Rob works tirelessly to promote Full Sail and the students that attend there. One of the great things about Rob is how he will match your passion and go out of the way to help you. If you are extremely passionate about something, Rob will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goal. While at Full Sail, Rob took time out of his busy schedule many times to meet with me, even if we did not have a time scheduled. A constant friend and cheerleader when things do not work out, Rob is awesome, and Full Sail grads could not ask for a better spokesperson.
— GRANT SHONKWILER, Former PRODUCER AT EPIC GAMES