Student Letter: Travis Blackburn ’19November 2, 2018
Travis Blackburn ’19
Cyber Security & Information Systems
Howdy, Future Roadrunners! My name is Travis and I’m a double major in cyber security and information systems. I graduated from a small private high school in 2015. When the time came to transition into a large university like UTSA, it was a wild but rewarding experience! It was stressful at first, but college is a lot of fun and will help you make lifelong friendships that lead to unforgettable experiences.
I chose UTSA for the cyber security program because it’s ranked #1 in the nation. My passion for technology, coupled with the fact that both my parents work in the industry, led me into wanting to study both cyber security and information systems.
Being a scholar at UTSA has been a challenging and rewarding experience. The curriculum will push you, but the payoff is worth it. Through it all, UTSA has given me so many wonderful opportunities and I am so proud to be a Roadrunner.
My favorite part about being a Roadrunner is being able to join various student organizations that all cater to my personal interests like community service, Bitcoin and cyber security. I’m currently a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, The Organization for Applied Digital Assets and the Computer Security Association.
Through these organizations, I’ve been able to expand my friendships, become active on campus, and participate in community service. At UTSA, there is a student organization for any interest you have, and it will expose you to new people and great experiences.
One of the best ways to have a rewarding experience at UTSA is to be involved on campus. Attending events like BestFest and Homecoming, or just being in student organizations and speaking up in class, will ensure that you get the most out of your time in college. This contributes to the spirit and culture of UTSA and helps ease your stress from classes. Get involved on campus and find that circle of friends or student organization that accepts and pushes you toward success.