Bartholomew Zhang currently resides in DFW, where he is the Client Technical Specialist at IBM. After completing the TAMS program in 2014, Zhang went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
What brought you to TAMS?
It seemed like a great opportunity at the time and my parents were supportive, so I went for it!
What did you enjoy most about your time at TAMS?
New experiences and friendships that I wouldn't have had the chance to form had I not gone to TAMS.
How did your experience at UNT and TAMS shape your career path?
This may sound cheesy, but my experiences showed me that if I set my mind to anything, I would be capable of accomplishing success in any field. It gave me the confidence to pursue what I do now.
What was the most valuable lesson – inside or outside the classroom – that you learned at UNT and TAMS?
Success comes in many different forms! It's also important to cherish the friendships and relationships you will have had with your classmates, teachers, and all of the wonderful staff and counselors at McConnell Hall.
What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?
I started my career with IBM!
Please share a memorable moment or experience from your time at UNT and TAMS.
Volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters, and bonding with Cesar, my little, was always a blast. I hope he's doing well.
How would you describe UNT, TAMS, and Denton?
A place filled with good memories.
If you could back and do it all again, would you still attend TAMS? What would you do differently, if anything, during your time as a student?
Absolutely, without a doubt. I might have studied a little harder if I could go back.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
I graduated my training program at IBM with distinction. Now I interact with my clients successfully by bringing a technical perspective to my client engagements.
What advice/insight do you have for TAMS alumni and students interested in your field?
Make an effort to meet people in the field to learn about their experiences and what it takes to be successful! This will put you miles ahead of your competition.