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Tales of Global Adventure: Smiling Rain

Tales of Global Adventure: Smiling Rain

May 23, 2017

Global mindset takes effect in Thailand By Abhijit Chakrabarti ’12 / Thailand I awoke to the sounds of a pleasant voice on the plane’s PA system. “Good morning. The captain has turned on the fasten seatbelt sign.” My watch said it was 2:00 p.m., though I had no idea which time zone I was in at that... read more

Tales of Global Adventure: Las Flores Blancas

Tales of Global Adventure: Las Flores Blancas

May 15, 2017

A Floral Misunderstanding By Katie Nehlsen ’11 / Peru During the winter break between my first and second trimesters at Thunderbird, I finally had a chance to relax after four grueling months of academic boot camp, Orientation, and my Data Analysis class. In true T-bird habit, my relaxation quickly... read more

Thunderbird Alumni Story: Diploma to First Job in 24 Hours

Diploma to First Job in 24 Hours

May 10, 2017

by Kent C. Porter '59, Porter Leadership Development I had no resume and did no networking still I landed the perfect first job in 24 hours. My approach isn’t the approach, it is just an approach. Read on and ask yourself, “How can I apply this approach to finding a job or to a breakthrough that I’... read more

Public Relations in Iraq

Tales of Global Adventure: Public Relations in Iraq

May 8, 2017

Doing business with the Kurdish regional government By John W. Bevell ’12 / Iraq Founded in 2005, Bidaya Corporate Communications is currently the leading boutique public relations firm in Amman, Jordan. During my eight-month internship as Business Strategy and Development Intern from January to... read more

Uganda village

Tales of Global Adventure: Ugandan Delight

May 1, 2017

Nights in Africa put end to childhood habit By Bharath Balusubramanian ’11 / Uganda In January of 2011, I was preparing for the spring trimester to begin at Thunderbird. A good friend spent the night on my sofa in my apartment because his dorm on Thunderbird’s campus was not ready. After dinner, as... read more

SHARE Fellowship

Thunderbird Alumni Renew Commitment to SHARE Fellowship

April 25, 2017

Marshall Parke, ’77, and Veronique Parke, founders of the Thunderbird SHARE Fellowship, renewed their commitment to the program with a contribution of $250,000. In 2007, Mr. Parke began formulating a plan to provide scholarships for students from developing countries who might otherwise not have... read more

Alumni Chapter Connections April 2017

April 25, 2017

South Florida - Enjoyable T-birds at the Symphony event that Todd Heustess '01 of the New World Symphony arranged Friday March 31st. There were moving performances and those that attended really got a lot out of the experience. South Florida - Even though we had the symphony event last weekend, we... read more

A Faraway Place

Tales of Global Adventure: A Faraway Place

April 24, 2017

Friendship breaches cultural divides By Joe Fuyuno ’11 / North Korea I went on a seven-day tour of North Korea in the summer of 2010 with my classmate, Albert, and have been trying to make sense of what I saw there ever since. Initially, I had my doubts about whether I should go, as I didn’t know... read more

Frederick Koppl

Tales of Global Adventure: The Day Nobody Came to the Pool

April 17, 2017

By Frederick Koppl ’52 / European Theatre and United States Most people come to Thunderbird to study global business. Not me. I came in 1950 because campus photographs showed two swimming pools in a desert oasis. As a young Polish immigrant and World War II veteran selling electrical testing... read more

Alumni Offer Career Support to Current Students

April 13, 2017

Thunderbird alumni give of their time and treasure to help Thunderbird’s Career Management Center and our current students! A big thank you to all of our alums for offering and hosting information sessions, workshops, coaching sessions, company events, internal referrals and job offers. Because of... read more