Student Spotlight: Joshua FlickerJanuary 1, 2019
Joshua is a Roadrunner majoring in Information Systems and Cyber Security. Ever since he first laid hands on a computer, Joshua’s been the go-to IT guy for friends and family. Joshua has come a long way since then with the knowledge he’s picked up from his college classes and the professional development programs here at UTSA. This Roadrunner is now more than prepared to expand a client base outside of friends and family—and launch an actual career in IT.
UTSA has offered many opportunities that have helped prepare Joshua for the professional world. These opportunities include attending events like career fairs, interview workshops, industry conferences and internship preparation programs. These experiences, coupled with the advice and knowledge Joshua has received from brilliant faculty and students, has broadened his toolbox of skills.
The experiential learning doesn’t stop there. With the help of UTSA’s job board, he scored an internship last year with Rackspace, a cloud computing company headquartered in San Antonio. During this internship, Joshua applied what he learned in school and received hands-on practice in IT, finance and accounting.
Through this Roadrunner’s hard work and the support of UTSA, Joshua managed to secure a full-time cyber security consulting position at Microsoft, after he graduates this spring. In this new role, he’ll be traveling across the U.S. to assist Microsoft’s clients with their cyber security needs.
Advice that Joshua gives to Future Roadrunners is, “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.”