Interested in pursuing a career at EA? Our internship program provides great opportunities for students to start and grow their career, while cultivating their passions along the way. Interns at EA come from a variety of background and experience levels, and have a diverse range of stories to tell. Read about Boka’s here.
Title: Brand and Corporate Communications Intern
Location: Redwood Shores
School: University of Southern California (USC)
Field of Study: Interactive Media, Business Minor
Describe yourself and your background.
My name is Boka Agboje, I’m a Senior at the University of Southern California (USC). I’m from Dallas; raised in North Texas since I was 5. I’ve wanted to work in the games industry since I was in the third grade—every decision I made in school was with the intent of furthering me down that path. I had never been to California before my acceptance to USC, but now I think I’ll spend the rest of my life out here, either in Los Angeles or the Bay Area. I do communications in the games industry because it’s the perfect cross-section between my love of communicating and my love of video games. Beyond games I’m a huge pop culture consumer. I love staying up to date on the latest movies and TV shows.
Why did you choose an internship at EA?
EA has a strong pipeline into USC’s games program, so I’ve known the recruiters since I was a Freshman. I grew up playing EA games and I knew I wanted to work with triple-A properties, so I applied every year. I actually reached out to Iris to apply for a different internship but since she knew my skillset, she said “Forget that role, I want you to apply for this other one.” I applied, and now I’m here.
How do you think this internship will help you on your career path?
One of my primary goals this summer was learning more about all the different career paths I could go down as a communications intern; careers in Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Social Analytics and so on. EA, to me, has been very clear about who does what and who answers to whom. This transparency regarding company hierarchy has been invaluable in my learning about career opportunities.
What did you do at EA?
I didn’t have a single project that I focused on. Rather, I moved around EA’s Global Communications Group, helping with press releases, social analytics, copy editing and social posting. My biggest responsibility was in social media, focusing on getting our EA brand Instagram channel up to speed and tracking performance on our posts.
What do you think makes EA a unique place to work?
I’m fortunate in that EA is my fourth internship: I’ve done community management for Team Reptile and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and I also worked in gameplay communications at Riot Games. What’s unique about EA in the games industry is how mature it is. EA is roughly 35 years old in a 45-year-old industry; few companies have that longevity. That deep backlog of games and well of knowledge allows EA to run with confidence.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I have two: I made Will Ferrell laugh once. Also, I have a 4.83 rating on Uber.