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Meet a Roadrunner: Jared Cruz-Aedo connected quickly to UTSA with social media

Jared Cruz-Aedo

Jared Cruz-Aedo

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(March 26, 2014) -- Meet Jared Cruz-Aedo. Soon after the Eagle Scout from Corpus Christi transferred to UTSA, he was elected SGA junior senator and recently won a stint as senior senator. He quickly connected to the university through social media, which he says also had a lot to do with getting elected.

With many Corpus Christi friends already here, he visited UTSA and liked it. He saw opportunities to help establish traditions at a developing university. So, to ease the transition after arriving, he got busy on social media.

In a flash, he learned about classes, special events and sports through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

"There is a lot happening at UTSA," said Cruz-Aedo. "On Twitter, I made a lot of new friends who told me what was going on. I wanted to get involved, so, I went to every event during Roadrunner Days and lots of organization meetings."

His favorite events throughout the year are BestFest and Fiesta UTSA, and he loves going to football and volleyball games. But, to allow for plenty of study time, he knew he could handle only one student organization. He narrowed it down to one group… Student Government Association.

"I like the way SGA members get involved," Cruz-Aedo added. "It's a great place to find out about events around campus, and they inspire me to get the Roadrunner spirit."

Coming in as an accounting major, he soon switched to a double major in communication and sports event tourism. He loves the Olympics… figure skating and Alpine skiing in the winter games, and swimming and track in the summer games… so, his career goal is to become a social media correspondent for the U.S. Olympics team.

With world championships every year the games aren't in session, he is sure a full-time career in social media is there for him. It sounds like a perfect match.

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Do you know someone who is doing great things at UTSA? Email us at social@utsa.edu, so we can consider your nomination for our next installment of Meet a Roadrunner.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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