Student Spotlight: Yoon-Ji Shin

Each week, we ask one of our new fun-loving exchange students to share a little about themselves and the most revealing question of all, what’s in your backpack? This week, Yoon-Ji Shin, from Seoul, South Korea, gives us a peek into her black (with pink polka dots) backpack: What school are you on exchange with […]

The Madrid Module: An Unforgettable Experience

By Mahesh Deshpande, ’15 Hola from the Spanish Capital! It’s already been a month in Madrid, and with few days left for our module studying at Universidad de Madrid to coming to an end, I’ve started to realize what an amazing journey it has been. Most of us couldn’t utter a word of Spanish when we […]

The Football Arena Spectacular

By Kyle Schwent, ’15 Thunderbird Football (Soccer) Club finally etched its name into the 2014 season with a 3-2 victory over a team who named themselves the Gladiators. Though shorthanded, the Gladiators lived up to their name fought with a tenacity usually reserved for warriors in a Roman arena. Our first two goals came at the […]

The Golf Club

I’m here this week to spread the word about the Golf Club, a Thunderbird institution that has existed in the past but is making a roaring comeback this trimester. I attended the first ‘meeting’ in 2014, which was an outing to The Legends at Arrowhead Golf Club’s driving range.  There, a range of skill levels […]

How to Excel at Excel

By Jonathan Tam, ’15 This past Wednesday, Thunderbird’s very own Technology Business Club started off the trimester with its first Microsoft Excel Training Workshop, part of a trimester-long series of training workshops it plans to provide students. Instructed by current T-bird MBA, Tiago Ferraz, students were given a thorough introduction of the software, along with […]

T-Birds in the Desert: Taking the Lead

Last Wednesday night, a caravan of T-Birds made the pilgrimage to ASU in Tempe to see Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the #1 bestseller, Lean In, give the keynote speech for the Take the Lead Challenge Event. The event was also webcast from 6-8:30MT and in support of Take the Lead’s goal […]

Caption Contest Winner

This week’s caption contest winner is Anne Fagerburg for her caption submission: “Thaedra proposes; Patrick flees to Myanmar.”   Congrats, Anne! Look for next week’s contest posting on and be sure to “Like” our page for your chance to win a $15 gift card to your choice of Chipotle, Starbucks or Yogurtini!

From the Desk of the TSG

Hello TBirds! Thankfully, the first set of finals and midterms of the trimester are done. And the wonderful part of it all: we are still here! As the trimester keeps unfolding, we are starting to see events develop. Clubs are becoming more active around campus, TAP is well-underway with its Flagship Event, and students are […]

Charles Olin Norton Memorial Lecture

The Charles Olin Norton Memorial Lectureship in Corporate and Business Ethics of Thunderbird School of Global Management was instigated as a memorial to Charles Olin Norton who was a Thunderbird Student. Every year Mrs. Bonye Norton, mother of Charles organizes this lecture, visits Thunderbird and participates in the lecture.  This year her daughter Leslie Norton […]

Update 02/21

Dear T-birds, Welcome to this week’s exciting Friday Update! I hope you’ve had a great week. Before we get to this week’s update (which, by the way, is full of important information so please read it carefully), I wanted to mention something to you. We have a number of great employers visiting campus over the […]