Derek Isley joined VFS in October 2011 to teach Employment Prep in the faculty of Game Design. Derek's full-time gig is at Electronic Arts Canada where he is the Senior Recruiter and Talent Acquisition partner to the EA Sports Online group, EA Sports Core Operations group, and the Team Action group, which includes such franchises as NHL, Fight Night, SSX, and Tennis. Prior to his role in recruiting, Derek lead EA's University Relations program, where he was tasked to recruit the very best co-ops and new grads from all across Canada for EA Sports, Black Box, BioWare, Visceral, Playfish, and Pogo.
Derek has an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary and has been a talent acquisition professional for just over 6 years. He has lead the hiring process for candidates of all levels and skill sets in industries such as online gaming, software, film, and video games. He is thrilled to have the opportunity at VFS to share his expertise with the industry's future game designers and is excited to help the students graduating from the Game Design program land some pretty cool jobs.