The Annual Success Conference coming soon.... Fall 2021
The Success Conference occurs annually, now in autumn quarter. This conference brings alumni back to campus to talk to students about where their Milgard degree took them in their career so far and brings employers to talk about best practices for resumes, interview skills, and personal brand. Below are pictures past events.
Former Keynote Speaker
Thomas Bressler was born and raised in the Greater Seattle Area and graduated from Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, where he was awarded the ‘Achiever Scholarship’ which granted him a full scholarship to any college in Washington state.
As a result, Thomas graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma, Milgard School of Business, with a bachelor’s degree in ‘Business Administration’. Recently, he was accepted to the University of Washington’s postgraduate program, ‘iSchool Master of Information Management’ (MSIM), which he will be attending this fall. Thomas’ professional experience has been focused on the technology industry, where he has worked for several consulting firms that specialize in resourcing talent with a technical discipline, and whose clients include multiple Fortune 500 companies.
The consulting firms include industry leaders such as Capgemini and Liquid Hub, as well as locally based firms Annik Technology Services and Hanson Consulting. Currently he is a ‘Technical Program Manager’ at Microsoft, within the Commerce Engineering division, where he manages and oversees the launch of some of the company’s flagship products with direct impact to its largest revenue streams. As his knowledge and experiences progress, in combination with academic pursuits, his future aspirations will be to apply data disciplines across a broader range of needs beyond business. Ultimately to drive a higher level of appreciation for how data and its derivatives increases effectives; with results that are fact based and without bias. Thomas has always been an entrepreneur at heart, but above all else is a dedicated father and family man.
Previous employer participation include:
Amazon, BNY Mellon, Boeing, Brown & Brown, CBRE, City of Tacoma, Columbia Bank, Consolidated Electrical Distribution, Davita, Deloitte, Edward Jones, Ernst & Young, GENSCO, HD Supply, InfoBlox, KPMG, Laird Norton, Microsoft, Milgard Windows & Doors, Multicare, Northwestern Mutual, Pepsico, Rainier Industries, Rettig Flyte, RSM, Slalom Consulting, Sound Credit Union, State of WA-Auditor, Tote Maritime, Weyerhaeuser