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Thunderbird Alumni Network

In 147 nations, with more than 170 active alumni chapters, your Thunderbird alumni network is the envy of business schools the world over.

 

A Lifelong Connection

Being a Thunderbird graduate means enjoying a lifelong connection to other alumni and to the school. The goal of Alumni Relations is to advance Thunderbird by connecting, engaging and cultivating T-birds around the globe. Maximize your professional and personal success by using Thunderbird alumni resources and services throughout your life. 

Campus visit

Founder’s Hall 

Home of the Thunderbird Office of Alumni Relations, Founder’s Hall (number 403) once housed General Barton Kyle Yount’s office and the infirmary. It was the president’s office and administration building until 1992, after which the president’s office moved to the Herberger Administration Building. Until then, students came to Founder's Hall to register for classes and meet with the president or other faculty members for office hours. It’s now an ode to the more than 45,000 Thunderbird alumni who have once called this campus their home away from home. Plan to stop by in person during your next campus visit. The staff is more than happy to show you General Yount’s office, share the school’s history and take you on a campus tour. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays. For more information, contact tbirdalumni@thunderbird.asu.edu or call +1 602 978-7358.

Thunderbird Archives 

Located in the East Hangar Building (number 410), the Archives capture 75 years of history (first as a military training facility and then as a school) in photographs, papers, reports, publications, oral histories, memorabilia and other objects. The goal of the Archive is to continue to document the Thunderbird experience from all perspectives and preserve the school’s legacy for future generations of the Thunderbird community. You can access the Thunderbird Archives online anytime. Also, plan to visit in person next time you are on campus.

The Archives are open by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist at +1 602 978-7236 to arrange for a tour. For more information about Thunderbird history in general, visit libguides.asu.edu/thunderbird.

Communication

Thunderbird Digest 

This monthly extension of Thunderbird Magazine features school news, videos, slideshows, business tips and trends, alumni pofiles and alumni chapter updates. Sent directly to your inbox, the digital publication is a convenient way to check out the latest Thunderbird activities and stay engaged. To receive the newsletter, e-mail: tbirdalumni@thunderbird.asu.edu.

Connections

My Thunderbird (MTB) 

Alumni, faculty, staff and students have access to MTB, an online Intranet tool. Through MTB, you can select a global e-mail address, create a personal and professional profile, search for other T-birds, access Thunderbird and chapter event calendars and join a discussion group. MTB is your direct link to Thunderbird, no matter where you are located. Access MTB here

Alumni B2B Directory

Locate T-birds and their businesses by industry, job function, geographic location, product or service and more via Alumni Biz Direct. Available to all Thunderbird alumni and current students, the directory is a great resource for your business needs and a global networking tool with the best and brightest T-birds. Visit http://alumnibizdirect.thunderbird.edu.

Discounts

Whether for business or pleasure, T-birds are people on the go. As alumni, you’ll enjoy discounted products & services to select hotels and condo rentals around the world.

Career and Business Services

The International Business Information Centre (IBIC)

The Merle A. Hinrichs IBIC is more than a traditional library. Alumni have access to fully automated and state-of-the-art resources that support global business research needs. A variety of databases* are available onsite with Guest log-in. You can access:

  • One of eight study rooms with an advanced reservation by contacting the IBIC Information Desk at +1 602 978-7232.
  • The building at any time during hours of operation, even though the doors lock at 6 p.m. and are locked on the weekends. Simply knock and a friendly staff member will let you in.

For more information, contact Librarian Allison Leaming at +1 602 978-7231 or email allison.leaming@thunderbird.asu.edu.

*While remote access to the databases is not available to alumni, access to these databases is available at IBIC and any ASU Library.

Career Management Center (CMC)

Use the CMC resources available to you on MTB to help you enhance or expand your career options. Search job postings from Thunderbird employers and search firms, and access global job databases and resources from career management firms to help in future job searches. Additionally, Thunderbird is a great place to recruit future employees. As alumni established in your careers, consider Thunderbird as a resource for recruiting future global leaders.

Continuing Education

Executive Education programs 

Thunderbird’s exceptional Executive Education programs offer business professionals short, focused programs on global management topics that can be immediately applied to their business. Alumni receive a 50% discount on the cost of these programs.

Corporate Programs 

Thunderbird Executive Education can help your company and executives unlock their full global potential by creating innovative, holistic, customized learning for your organization. Offerings include: Custom Programs, Thunderbird International Consortia, Research & Consulting, Language & Culture and Global Mindset® programs.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office

Terri Nissen, Senior Director Alumni Relations
Terri.Nissen@thunderbird.asu.edu
+1 602 978-7359
Skype: terri.nissen
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For General Information:

E-mail: tbirdalumni@thunderbird.asu.edu 
Phone: +1 602 978-7358 or 800 457-6957 (US only)
Fax: +1 602 978-6814