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CEO & PRESIDENT: Engineer Studied Art To Run Gaming Software Company

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An engineer who went back to school to study art became President and CEO of a gaming software company. Her typical day ranges from answering emails to building websites and creating gaming art.

Degree: Engineering
Job Title: President and CEO
Employer: Ms. Fling Studio Inc.

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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Leanne Kennison. ?]</span> <span m='2780'>I'm</span> <span m='3000'>the</span> <span m='3090'>president</span> <span m='3500'>and</span> <span m='3660'>CEO</span> <span m='4130'>of</span> <span m='4190'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='4630'>Studios,</span> <span m='4900'>Inc., a</span> <span m='5335'>small</span> <span m='5770'>indie</span> <span m='6130'>game</span> <span m='6410'>studio</span> <span m='6690'>located</span> <span m='7240'>just</span> <span m='7670'>south of</span> <span m='8023'>Atlanta,</span> <span m='8376'>Georgia.</span> </p><p><span m='9820'>My</span> <span m='10150'>typical</span> <span m='10250'>day</span> <span m='11270'>consists</span> <span m='11670'>of</span> <span m='12060'>just</span> <span m='12340'>about</span> <span m='12630'>anything.</span> <span m='13130'>I</span> <span m='13210'>wear</span> <span m='13400'>a</span> <span m='13450'>lot</span> <span m='13610'>of</span> <span m='13750'>hats.</span> <span m='14250'>So</span> <span m='15120'>I</span> <span m='15270'>might</span> <span m='15480'>be</span> <span m='15570'>doing</span> <span m='15850'>art.</span> <span m='16129'>I</span> <span m='16180'>may</span> <span m='16329'>be</span> <span m='16470'>sending</span> <span m='16760'>emails.</span> <span m='17100'>I</span> <span m='17210'>might</span> <span m='17320'>be</span> <span m='17420'>building</span> <span m='17740'>a</span> <span m='17800'>website.</span> <span m='19100'>I</span> <span m='19220'>might</span> <span m='19440'>be</span> <span m='19550'>doing</span> <span m='19810'>some</span> <span m='20170'>scripting.</span> <span m='21170'>It</span> <span m='21490'>really</span> <span m='21700'>depends.</span> </p><p><span m='23140'>For</span> <span m='23320'>me,</span> <span m='23680'>I</span> <span m='23790'>was</span> <span m='24000'>lucky</span> <span m='24280'>enough</span> <span m='24510'>to</span> <span m='24830'>start</span> <span m='25150'>out</span> <span m='26000'>studying</span> <span m='26430'>engineering</span> <span m='26885'>back</span> <span m='27340'>when I</span> <span m='27625'>was</span> <span m='27910'>younger,</span> <span m='28640'>and then</span> <span m='28940'>totally</span> <span m='29310'>changed</span> <span m='29610'>my</span> <span m='29690'>mind.</span> <span m='30300'>Got</span> <span m='30500'>married,</span> <span m='30910'>had a</span> <span m='31320'>family,</span> <span m='31410'>went</span> <span m='31570'>back</span> <span m='31730'>to</span> <span m='32119'>school</span> <span m='32189'>to</span> <span m='32499'>Savannah</span> <span m='32810'>College of</span> <span m='32860'>Art and</span> <span m='33325'>Design,</span> <span m='34010'>and</span> <span m='34330'>studied</span> <span m='34610'>art.</span> <span m='35260'>And</span> <span m='36032'>that</span> <span m='36420'>was a</span> <span m='36690'>lot</span> <span m='36840'>of</span> <span m='36940'>fun.</span> <span m='37320'>So</span> <span m='38270'>definitely</span> <span m='38740'>helped</span> <span m='38990'>me</span> <span m='39090'>out</span> <span m='39400'>now.</span> </p><p><span m='41720'>What</span> <span m='41830'>I really</span> <span m='42100'>wished</span> <span m='42250'>I'd known,</span> <span m='42460'>though,</span> <span m='42630'>when I</span> <span m='42680'>got</span> <span m='42900'>started</span> <span m='43300'>is</span> <span m='43560'>how</span> <span m='43940'>easy</span> <span m='44200'>it</span> <span m='44300'>is</span> <span m='44740'>to</span> <span m='45040'>get</span> <span m='45180'>access</span> <span m='45520'>to</span> <span m='45610'>people</span> <span m='45870'>in</span> <span m='45950'>the</span> <span m='46040'>industry.</span> <span m='46950'>You</span> <span m='47150'>can</span> <span m='47460'>go find</span> <span m='47680'>people</span> <span m='48080'>right</span> <span m='48290'>now</span> <span m='48530'>at your</span> <span m='48750'>city,</span> <span m='48990'>wherever</span> <span m='49330'>you</span> <span m='49470'>are</span> 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