What do YOU think about the Laureate partnership?

  We’ve been hearing the perspectives of a majority of the school administrators and the alumni. We asked a few students and faculty about what they really thought about the partnership, and here’s what they had to say: “I understand why Thunderbird did it.” Anonymous, MBA’14 “I was Academic Affairs Chair for TSG when the […]

Announcing: The Faculty Column

    It is with great pleasure that I announce a new column that will be starting on Das Tor in next week’s issue: The Faculty Column. Many of you shared with us that you would love to be able to hear more from our world class faculty here at Thunderbird. Every day, we have professors […]

Capitalizing with GE

Thunderbird is excited to have General Electric (GE) on campus recruiting on September 23rd and 24th. GE Capital will be bringing some senior members of the GE Capital Group for their presentation on GE Capital’s “Roadshow for Growth”. Among the attendees will be Ian Forrest, VP of Global Marketing for GE Capital who is confirmed as […]


It’s a hot sunny day (not something unusual in Arizona), I sit down to write (that’s something unusual!) and blank spaces engulf my mind. I open the refrigerator and take out a bar of dark chocolate. And chips. And then orange juice. Still nothing creative or anywhere near sensible. It’s just the second week and […]

Former President of NKK Switches Speaks to T-Birds

On Thursday, Ms. Kiyoko Toyama was an invited speaker of the Japan Club, and spoke to Thunderbird Students about her experience working for NKK Switches in Scottsdale, Arizona, a subsidiary of a Japanese firm of the same name. Ms. Toyama’s story is an interesting one, growing up in Japan and eventually moving to the United […]

Becoming “Anti-Fragile”

By: Nate Stickney The energy on campus, once again, is palpable. Having the returning students back from summers full of learning and hard work is exciting, and the new students’ enthusiasm is invigorating. The academic year is underway, and I hear rumblings of exams this coming week. We come to campus this autumn at a […]

StudentSpeak: Career Fairs

Information sessions, company visits, career fairs all over the country? And it’s job search time again! These signal the beginning of the MBA school year and reminds students to be proactive in looking for an internship or a full-time opportunity. ‘Tis the time to move closer to your dream job! The CMC does put in […]

Clubbing à la Thunderbird

For many, Friday the 13th probably holds some superstitions of some sort. Not for Thunderbirds! Last Friday saw the annual Fall Club Day happening on campus. And boy was it happening. Logistics first–most of us were probably annoyed that we didn’t have our primary venue of choice i.e. the TEC and were going to have […]

From the Desk of the TSG President

As we step into week 3 of school, there are a lot of things that have happened and a lot to look forward to. Here is a brief summary of what has happened in the past week and what to look forward to: Club Day: Club day was held from 3-6 pm on Friday the 13th at […]

Update 9/13/13

I hope you’ve had a great week, are enjoying your classes and getting to know your amazing new classmates. You are such a great group of students! Here is what you’ll find in this week’s action-packed update: Student Town Hall, Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 pm: Don’t forget to join President Penley and other members of […]