From the Desk of the TSG President

Hello Tbirds! Thank you all for making the Club day such a successful event. We received a lot of positive feedback from the clubs and the students which definitely made me very happy. There were some specific suggestions that were communicated to us which have been documented and hopefully we will continue to improve the […]

Caption Contest Winner

This week’s caption contest winner is Thaedra Brondum for her caption submission: “No one is safe when Casey McScar comes around. All students beware!”   Congrats, Thaedra! 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 […]

Getting Down to Business

Very often at Thunderbird, students get the chance to pitch ideas or create business plans in classes, but seldom do they put their ideas through the grinder or put themselves through a trial by fire. For the entrepreneurial T-bird who is a little worried about being burned by business, the Thunderbird Entrepreneurship Network has it covered […]

Careers in Hospitality Industry

After the economic slump of 2008, many industries were hit hard, causing them to rethink how they do business. The hospitality industry was also forced to reimagine what it would offer to its customers, as they turned to attractions, restaurants, and shopping centers to support them through this slump. Families started looking for “staycations” when […]

Student and Her Mentor to Graduate Together

MBA student Kelly Tiller ’14 had an ally during her summer 2013 internship at Johnson & Johnson in Pennsylvania. When she needed guidance during the first week, she sent an emergency text to Executive MBA student Jacquelyn Tallarico ’14, a neurosurgical specialist at Johnson & Johnson in Arizona. “She called me back immediately, and we talked for an hour,” Tiller said. “It […]

Faculty Column: The Answer is in the Question

By Professor Tom Hunsaker “You’re not yet sufficiently concerned with the question.”  The guidance puzzled me, which must have been obvious because as I looked up to make eye contact with my then doctoral advisor he met me with a wise, yet resolutely silent reply – an encounter I still remember vividly years later.    He […]

U Haul, U Pay

I’m one of the rare ones here in Arizona. I don’t own a vehicle. It’s confusing to folks, too, when I say that I sold my car right before coming to Thunderbird, in Los Angeles of all cities. “Didn’t you know you were going to be living in Phoenix?” I knew. It was a grand […]

Student Spotlight: Jade Hsiao

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, Jade Hsiao, from Taipei, Taiwan, gives us a peek into her sporty, red, white and navy colored backpack: What school are you on exchange with […]

Update 02/14

Happy Friday, T-birds! I hope you have had a great week and have found a little time to enjoy this unseasonably warm, but absolutely beautiful, Arizona winter. There is quite a bit of important information in today’s update, so let’s get right to it… Here is what you’ll find in this week’s update: 1.  Safety […]

The Madrid Module: Halfway Gone

By Shelley Flenniken ’15 It is hard to believe we have already been in Madrid for three weeks and this module is halfway over.  On one hand, I feel as though I have settled into Madrid very easily.  I am a city girl with a knack for finding hidden gems amongst the chaos, navigating public […]