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Howard Chao

Marketing Manager, Norda, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan

Tell us about your current role and responsibilities.

I am responsible for Norda, Inc. marketing throughout the entire customer cycle.

Why did you choose Thunderbird? 

I chose Thunderbird for its international business influence. I met many Thunderbirds through the recruiting cycle who inspired me to attend Thunderbird.

How has your Thunderbird experience played a role in your career?

My background before Thunderbird was in project management, but I have always aspired to have a career in marketing and entrepreneurship. At Thunderbird, I was exposed to and acquired a blend of knowledge that made the career transition to marketing seamless. 

How has being a T-bird affected your personal life? 

Thunderbird changed my world vision, which helps me make more well-rounded decisions. After Thunderbird, I now make personal and business decisions with the awareness of different cultures, religions, economic and social systems. 

What does the Thunderbird mystique mean to you?  

To me, the Thunderbird mystique is the ability to communicate to individuals around the world regardless of color, race or beliefs. This special ability is reserved for open-minded individuals who seek continuous learning about the world. 

What advice would you give to someone considering Thunderbird?  

Thunderbird taught me how to be a global citizen. If you have the drive to work and live in a foreign country, and have the appetite of risk to do so, Thunderbird is the school for you.

Thunderbird taught me how to be a global citizen. If you have the drive to work and live in a foreign country, and have the appetite of risk to do so, Thunderbird is the school for you.

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