Thomas Jagoda Summary


Thomas Jagoda


My objective is to secure an engineering position in a challenging environment in order to increase my professional experience. While attending college I lead a group of students in a senior project competition as well as managed a gas station. My goal is to use my education, personal character and dedication to provide a positive contribution to your engineered products and/or services.


University of California in Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Graduated in June of 2010 with an overall GPA 3.33

September 2007-June 2010

Relevant Courses: Engineering Graphics, CAD and Conceptual Design, Sensors, Actuators, and

Computer Interfacing, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Numerical Analysis, LabVIEW in lab environment

Computer Software: SolidWorks, ProE, AutoCAD, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Wolfram's Mathematica,

Comsol, Abaques, MS Office including MS Project

Fluent in Polish, proficient in German and Italian

I worked throughout college to assist with my educational expenses

Senior “CAPSTONE” Design Project


May 2009 – July 2010

University of California, Santa Barbara

▪ Lead a team of 5 students in a year long design project with excellent end results

Scheduling, direction and general management of a project team

Due to UC budget cuts managed 100% fund raising for the project through industry sponsorship.

▪ Assisted SpectraFluidics in their innovative design for an explosives detector, Micro fluidic-SERS

Technology based sensor, and its use in bomb detector.

LabVIEW Class Project

October 2009 – January 2010

Department of Material Science, Undergraduate research project for Dr Noah Phylips

▪ Created software architecture for lab hardware calibration

▪ Created software timing and triggering for hardware calibration

Assistant Manager

TESORO – USA Gas, Santa Barbara

Part-time station manager

July 2009 – December 2009

Direction and general management of 8 employees including: Scheduling, payroll, human resources, hazardous material safety, and conflict resolution.

▪ Customer Service: Followed up on complaints, and integrated new customer strategies which helped to reduce customer complaints by over 50%.

Groups and Activities

▪ Member of ASME

▪ President and founder of Italian club

Leader in fund-raising for 'Kristin's Story', a student workshop

Founding Father of Sigma Pi International Fraternity

January 2007 - Present

March 2010 – June 2010

March 2009 – June 2009

September 2008 – Present