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Ben Kvalo, '10

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Major / Minor: Major in Business Administration emphasis in Management and a Minor in Communications.
Organization: 2K
Job Title: Operations Coordinator

Why did you choose to go into your program of study?

I wanted to go into something general so that I could get into anything I wanted to get into after college. I felt like a degree is a degree, what I brought to the table was what would get me the job after graduation.

When you began at UW-Green Bay, what did you expect for your future?

I was planning to go into NFL Management. I progressed towards that goal and was close to achieving it before a change of fortune sent me into Video Games.

Did you have a job/internship in your field while going to college that helped spark your interest?

Not in the field I am in now, but I ran the radio station, WGBX, at UWGB for internship credits. I also interned at Cumulus.

What were you involved in while a student at UW-Green Bay?

WGBX Campus Radio Station (Soph-Super Sr year), Campus Tour Guide (Senior Year), President of Roy Downham (Freshman Year), UWGB Men's Basketball Manager (for part of my first semester of college)

Where are you currently employed? Please describe your position.

I work for 2K, a medium sized video game publisher that oversees 2K Games and 2K Sports. I am the Operations Coordinator. Basically, I work with Producers to make sure all the projects are on track with their milestones. I also work with every different department to ensure all business operations for publishing is running smoothly. My job has a million different facets to it, but I make sure our company is efficient and effective with what we do and I help to make everyone else's job easier.

How do you keep in contact with other alumni?

I get the Alumni emails and helped with events when I was back.

What advice would you have for a student wanting to enter your field?

Build relationships and get connections. Be ready to travel and move to another part of the country. Be able to work with a diverse workforce that is centered around creativity and innovation.

Can we share your e-mail address on our website/can career services give it out to students inquiring about a job in your place of employment/field?

Yes, ben.kvalo@2kgames.com

Twitter: @BenKvalo

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