Thomas Cotter

Class of 2017-2018

College of the Holy Cross, 2017
Economics and Spanish

Why I chose ESTEEM: ESTEEM represented an incredibly unique opportunity to push my technical background in an entrepreneurial setting, take master's level classes at a prestigious University and apply what I have been learning outside of the classroom within the real world as a part of my thesis. Additionally, speaking with former ESTEEM students about the challenging and rewarding daily life within ESTEEM helped me confirm my decision to attend.

My capstone thesis project and why I’m excited about it: My thesis project is Scaling Avanade's Managed Analytics Platform. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity because it allows me examine how companies can transform the increasing amount of data that they have access to, into preferred business outcomes. I hope to offer Avanade an effective strategy to scale their platform and adapt to changes within the marketplace.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM: I hope to pursue a position within Management Consulting or a technology startup.

What I like to do when I’m not working in Innovation Park: I enjoy hanging out with friends, working out and can't wait for ND football home games.