- A global alumni network of 45k in 145 countries
Recruit a Thunderbird
Bring value to your company by hiring a Thunderbird graduate
Why Hire a Thunderbird?
Thunderbird produces leaders and professionals across sectors and industries who are equipped with future-ready skills and experience that position them to seize on the immense opportunities in this era of rapid technological disruption. Thunderbirds also bring a digital global mindset necessary for organizations to stay ahead in a digitally interconnected and rapidly changing world.
- $85k (USD) average salary after graduation
- 97% employment rate nine months after graduation
- 50% female
Connect directly with students and alumni via Thunderbird’s online job board, Handshake. Handshake is a recruiting platform that allows employers to post full-time degree-related career positions and professional internships, sign up for events, schedule recruiting visits and more. It is free to create an account and post positions.
If your company doesn’t already utilize Handshake you can create an account through Handshake, connect to ASU and begin posting internships and full-time roles.
Thunderbird alumni also have access to post positions via T-bird Connect under the “Jobs & Career” tab.
If you need assistance with posting a position via either platform please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guide is designed to assist in the process of developing an internship at your organization and seeks to answer frequently asked questions regarding internships for Thunderbird School of Global Management students. In an effort to provide the best opportunities to students, Thunderbird's Career Management Center works with employers to create and maintain quality internship programs that meet the general internship qualifications at Thunderbird. Together, it is our goal that all internships provide a mutually beneficial experience to students as well as our employer partners.
Host on-campus or virtual sessions to spotlight your organization and hiring opportunities. These sessions are a great way to build brand awareness among our current students and strengthen your company’s pipeline of Thunderbird talent.
Let us know you are interested in posting a position by completing this form and our Employer Relations team will connect with you!
Arizona State University hosts several career fairs and hiring events throughout the year that are open to all students, including Thunderbirds. This is a fantastic way to promote your opportunities to a wider variety of students.
You can view all upcoming hiring events here. When you click on the session(s) you are interested in you will find additional information including the registration fees associated with the event.
Customized resume books are an excellent way to identify Thunderbird talent that aligns with your company’s position needs. These resume books are a curate list of resumes from current students who are looking for full-time roles or internships depending on your openings. Once you receive your resume book you can outreach to candidates you are interested in.
If you would like to receive a resume book please provide us additional information, including the position overview, via this form.
Engage in targeted coaching activities with students and alumni such as an etiquette dinner or career panel discussion. Building brand awareness and a talent pipeline can be most effective when you connect with students through a variety of avenues. By supporting their professional development, students will be familiar with your company and appreciative of your efforts.
To be considered for future events or to plan something unique to your organization please connect with us here.
We can help you navigate the visa process so you can hire the best and brightest graduates. International students make up approximately 50% of the Thunderbird student body and bring with them unique and dynamic experiences that will benefit your company.
Learn more about hiring these global citizens through CPT and OPT here. For STEM related roles we do have concentrations that allow our students to have OPT extensions.