UTSA College of Business Newsletter
May 23, 2017
Graduate Information Session June 1

MS Business Class
First Cohort of M.S. in Business Students Graduate

New graduates of the first Master of Science in Business cohort have earned a degree that is placing them on the pathway to professional success. The class, which was 50% Hispanic and 43% female, featured 31 students from a variety of disciplines including biology, communications, kinesiology and political science. “I didn’t have a vision for what I wanted to do,” said Elizabeth Cook, who received her undergraduate degree in English.  “But, because of this program I’m more well-rounded and marketable in the job market.” Cook received a full-time offer as an assistant service manager with Principle Auto BMW of San Antonio immediately after graduation. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcomes we’ve seen in this first class,” said Dan Davied, director of multidisciplinary graduate business programs and a M.S. in Business faculty member.  “The students have expanded their business expertise, found success in the job market and have made bonds that will last a lifetime.”

Roberto Talamas
Business Student Pursuing Career in Quantitative Finance

When Roberto Talamas graduated this month with a bachelor’s degree in statistics, he left knowing he had done all he could to prepare himself for a career in quantitative finance. Born in El Paso, Talamas lived 17 years in Mexico before returning to the United States to complete high school.  With a passion for investments and the stock market, a friend invited him to join the Investment Society, a student organization that educates members about the financial industry, financial analysis and the economy. “The Investment Society gave me the exposure I needed in finance,” said Talamas. “It was a platform for learning outside of finance classes.” Following the path of past society members, Talamas secured an internship in New York City with BlackRock last summer.  Based on his performance, he was offered a position as a risk and quantitative analyst with BlackRock in San Francisco. “I’ve had great opportunities at UTSA,” said Talamas.  “The university has provided me with the resources to go anywhere.”

Charlotte Husoe
Student Completes Her Texan Adventure with Degree in Cyber Security

Recent cyber security graduate Charlotte Husoe, BBA ’15, MSIT ’17 traveled 4,800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Ålesund, Norway to pursue her studies at the UTSA College of Business. Recruited to join the women’s soccer team, Husoe started for the Roadrunners as a defender from 2011-2014 before earning her bachelor’s degree in finance. Wanting to continue her education, Husoe chose to follow her passion for technology and joined UTSA’s No. 1 ranked cyber security program.  “I’m so happy that I made that choice. UTSA has the best program in the nation,” she said. Husoe will return to Norway this summer to be closer to her family, and she has secured a job protecting the electric grid in Oslo. “It has been a crazy six years,” she said.  “I’ve made lifelong friends, and I’ve found my passion for cyber security. I look forward to returning to Norway.  But, I’m glad I made the decision to come to UTSA.”

Freddie Cuellar
First Generation Student Found Calling at UTSA

Freddie Cuellar is taking his talents as a leader into the world of finance. Born in Hondo, Texas, Cuellar grew up with an admiration for his father, an entrepreneur. As a first-generation college student, Cuellar noted that he was lost at times because he felt that he couldn't turn to his parents for guidance about the choices he had to make at UTSA. "It was hard," said Cuellar who was president of the Business Student Council. "I wasn't sure what classes to take or if I was pursuing the right degree at first. But I found my own way and learned to trust my own judgment." Graduating this month, Cuellar is now looking forward to a position at Vantage Bank Texas. In his new job, he'll be evaluating small and medium-sized businesses for borrowing opportunities. "In finance, you can easily find success at a bigger bank, but I wanted to be able to work on a more personal level and help small businesses," he said.

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