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Cyber Security and Information Systems
McAllen, TX

Student Spotlight

Hello! My name is Joshua, and I’m majoring in Information Systems and Cyber Security. Ever since I first laid hands on a computer, I’ve been the go-to IT guy for my friends and family. I’ve come a long way since, with what I’ve picked up from my college classes and the professional development programs here at UTSA, I am now more than prepared to expand my client base outside of friends and family—and launch an actual career in IT.

UTSA has offered many opportunities that have helped prepare me for the professional world. These include attending events like career fairs, interview workshops, industry conferences, and internship preparation programs. These experiences, coupled with the advice and knowledge I’ve received from brilliant faculty and students, has definitely broadened my toolbox of skills.

With the help of UTSA’s job board, I scored an internship last year with Rackspace, a cloud computing company headquartered in San Antonio. During this internship, I applied what I learned in school and received hands-on practice in IT, finance, and accounting.

Through my hard work and the support of UTSA, I managed to secure a full-time cyber security consulting position at Microsoft when I graduate this spring. In this new role, I’ll be traveling across the U.S. to assist Microsoft’s clients with their cyber security needs.

Finding your way after college can be difficult, but UTSA offers clubs, mentorships, networking events, immersion programs, and many other ways you can get involved and grow professionally. Professors will guide you, Roadrunners and student organizations will support you, and UTSA will help you create the future you envision for yourself and for your career.

Joshua Flicker