Week 10 – TSG Bulletin

Hello fellow T-birds,

The campus is going to be buzzing with events over the next couple of weeks! Please scroll down to find out more, and be sure to put these on your calendars:

Alumni Mixer at the Pub
Tuesday, April 9th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Thunderbird Pub


Haven’t been able to make it to a First Tuesday event for valuable networking in the area? Well don’t worry, the Thunderbird Phoenix Alumni Chapter is coming to you!

There will be drink specials and free appetizers at the event, so be sure to stop by and make some new friends and connections.

We will also have a 10 minute presentation from a group that is starting an incubator/accelerator program here in the valley dedicated to helping students gain experience and creating jobs; www.introitsys.com is their website.


Park Howell @ Thunderbird – brought to you by TMA
Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Yount DLC

Park Howell, a “Sustainable Storyteller”, owns a mid-sized ad agency Park&Co in Phoenix, AZ. Park&Co has created award winning campaigns which are more like movements as they are always attached to a sustainable cause. They successfully realize their goal of telling compelling brand stories and are frequently featured in notable publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Stanford University’s award winning “Social Innovation Review”.

American mythologist Joseph Campbell identified a pattern in all stories that also runs throughout our individual lives. It’s called the “Hero’s Journey.” Park Howell, a 30-year advertising veteran and expert in marketing sustainability, will show you how to incorporate the hero’s journey to create epic CSR strategies and stories to share with the world.

What attendees will learn?

  • · Why the mind yields helplessly to the suction of story.
  • · How to help customers find and follow their bliss.
  • · How to use the power of storytelling to nudge the world in any direction you choose.
  • · In addition, you will receive a storytelling notebook to craft your sustainability story using this universal structure.

Feel free to look around his blog and Park&Co company website for some of their most amazing works!


Global Citizen Forum
Thursday – Friday, April 11- 12th, Thunderbird- Glendale campus

Inspired by Thunderbird’s mission of educating global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide, the Global Citizen Forum is a two day conference which will give alumni, industry leaders, professors, community members, and students alike a chance to engage in candid discussions about how business can be used to combat pressing global issues.

For more details about exact venues for different panels, please read through the attachment with this e-mail.

B-School Made Me Funny @ Thunderbird Friday, April 12th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, AT&T Auditorium

Need something to do on Friday, April 12th? Look no further than the AT&T Auditorium as the nationwide “B-School Made Me Funny” comedy tour is coming to campus to perform for Thunderbird MBAs! Starring comedian, Anish Shah, a Yale MBA, turned McKinsey consultant, turned comic!

Tickets are $25. But there’s a limited number of pre-sale tickets for $15. Buy them here: http://thunderbird.bpt.me/

Also, check out the Facebook link for this event:  http://www.facebook.com/events/137426296430297/?ref=22


Saturday, April 13

ThunderCares has been planned for April 13th this year. This is your opportunity to come out and show just how much we Thunderbirds care and hope to give back to our community. There are many projects to choose from so you’re bound to find something that interests you!

To sign up, please contact Soumya Sivadas at soumyasivadas@global.t-bird.edu.

We would also like to welcome each one of you to our TSG Public meeting this Friday, April 12 from 1 PM to 2 PM in LH 54. The detailed minutes of the meeting will be posted in Facebook and MTB page by Friday morning.

Warm Regards,

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