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Featured STL Networking Student for August 2019

Featured STL Networking Student for August 2019

August 16, 2019 in Featured Students / by Christina Johnston

Brandon Thomas


I am a Marine Corps combat veteran originally from Kansas City. I moved to St Louis almost 9 years ago and it has slowly, but surely, felt like home. I spent the past 10+ years in various roles in the foodservice and hospitality industry, most recently as General Manager of an iconic St. Louis pub.


Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: I thoroughly enjoyed working in the restaurant industry because of the teamwork and comradery that comes from working in an environment that is fast-paced and always unpredictable. When I decided I wanted a career change that combined those elements with growth potential, the IT industry was an obvious choice. The hands-on training and close connection to St Louis’ IT community is what made me choose Centriq.

Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: I can honestly say that I have really enjoyed all the classes so far. I feel like every day that I’m here I learn something new and that makes fun and exciting to come into class each morning.

Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: I am very excited to take everything I have been learning and put it to use in a real-world setting. I hope to find a way to continue to grow in all areas and become a well-rounded IT professional.

Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: I really enjoy music, whether it be sitting at home looking up new bands or going to local shows. I also love doing anything that gets me outdoors camping, hiking, running, etc.