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UTSA Career Center hosts Career Conference for students and alumni

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USAA representatives talk with UTSA students about career opportunities.

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(Sept. 6, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio Career Center and USAA recently hosted a Career Conference for seniors, graduate students and recent alumni. More than 120 attendees participated in the full-day event that focused on job searching, networking and professional development training.

After opening remarks from Audrey Magnuson, director of the UTSA Career Center, the keynote address was presented by Robert Lagoudis, USAA executive director of IT business management.

Speakers from the UTSA Career Center, USAA and other corporate guests delivered presentations on financial literacy, LinkedIn, social media, professional dress, resume preparation, salary negotiation, interviewing skills and personal branding. Additionally, an employer panel of professionals from a variety of industries discussed job search techniques.

During a working lunch, there was a presentation on formal dining etiquette. The day wrapped up with a presentation on professional networking and a networking mixer with students, staff members from UTSA, USAA and other corporate representatives. Throughout the day a LinkedIn photo booth was available for students to update their LinkedIn profile photos.

The event received numerous positive responses from students and employers alike. The UTSA Career Center thanks USAA for their generous sponsorship of the Career Conference, the many other corporate representatives who participated, and especially the students and alumni who took ownership in their professional development and success by attending.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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