School of Computing Student Spotlight: Nick Flynn

Posted on April 19, 2024 by Keith Lynn
Keith Lynn

Nicholas Flynn

Nick Flynn is a senior at the University of South Alabama. He will graduate in May with a degree in Information Technology from the School of Computing. Originally from Metairie, Louisiana, he has truly made the most of his time at South.

“Once I learned about the Scholarship for Service (SFS) program in the School of Computing, I knew South was the place for me. My dream job is to work for a government agency because my family has a history of working in public service. The SFS program provided financial support and opportunities for internships and networking and is a direct link to working for the government once I graduate.” 

Nick’s involvement at South goes beyond the School of Computing. He has served on the Student Government Association in numerous positions and is a University of South Alabama Southerner, the official Student Ambassadors for the University. Nick is the first School of Computing student selected as a Southerner, and he is currently the Vice President of the group. He is also a member of the Catholic Student Association and a part of the Honors College.

"The faculty members at the School of Computing are inspiring. I've learned so much because they bring real-world experience into the classroom; it's not just what's covered in the textbooks. The faculty makes sure you're prepared to enter the workforce once you graduate."  

Nick also took advantage of research opportunities and participated in SURF, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, with a Mitchell College of Business faculty member. “The experience helped me better understand the cybersecurity needs from a business standpoint.” 

What is Nick’s key to success? “I surround myself with people who have the same goals as me. Plus, I live by my Google Calendar to keep organized!”


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