Sally Sullivan ’21
Growing up in San Antonio, Sally always viewed UTSA as a university that would provide her with a top tier education. Now, as a Roadrunner studying finance, she’s challenged to take the concepts she’s learned in the classroom and apply them to the corporate world.
Sally has taken advantage of many resources and opportunities at UTSA. The guidance she received from UTSA’s Career Center proved especially critical to her success. The career counselors there offered feedback on her resume, hosted mock interviews, and guided her through the internship application process.
“Internships are highly competitive, but they’re an essential professional development experience,” said Sally. “The Career Center provided me with guidance throughout the recruiting process and contributed greatly to my success in securing internships.”
During her sophomore year, Sally interned for six months at Rackspace. It was there that she realized how much she enjoyed learning about finance and applying it to the real world. She saw firsthand how her studies at UTSA could lead to a dynamic career.
Last summer, Sally worked as a financial analyst intern at USAA’s corporate treasury. It all started after meeting an intern program manager at an on-campus networking event, which later led to an interview and internship offer. Little did she know, this would lead to the start of her professional career. Sally recently accepted a full-time job offer to return to USAA next June after she graduates.
In addition to her internships, Sally also works on campus as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader for a microeconomics course. SI Leaders “retake” a traditionally difficult course that they have already aced and then host free study sessions between classes to help their fellow students. She’s also a member of the Business Honors Program and The Investment Society.
Sally’s advice to Future Roadrunners is to evaluate all the opportunities, resources, and academic courses that UTSA offers. From the Career Center and the Center for Student Professional Development to the free on-campus tutoring, UTSA has plenty of support services to help its students succeed.
“As a student at UTSA, I’ve seen how invested the faculty and staff are in our success. This sets UTSA apart from other universities.”