Update 02/07

Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen
Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen

Happy Friday, T-birds!

Happy Olympics Opening Day! I hope you can find time in your busy schedule to watch the Opening Ceremony – the Olympics and Thunderbird are particularly well-matched, both dedicated to and driven by talented young people from all over the world, although I’m not sure their flag ceremony quite matches up to ours…but almost.

Here is what you’ll find in this week’s update:

1. Update on CMC Spring Training: We have made some adjustments to the recently announced “CMC Spring Training” schedule. Please make note of these dates: Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18. We have condensed the original week-long schedule to a 2-day period. Our hope is that this will allow you greater flexibility in the week to work on your job and internship search efforts, without the demands of class or additional events. We encourage you to attend as many CMC training workshops on Monday and Tuesday as you can – which will include advanced training by professionals on Excel, SPSS, PowerPoint, and Prezi – and use the remainder of the week to both recharge and to do career work. The CMC Coaching staff will open their entire calendars Wednesday through Friday for personalized career coaching appointments. Look for the training schedule in the CMC weekly newsletter and sign-up in GlobalConnect by the annotated deadlines so we can assign the appropriate classroom for each session. Choose and use your time wisely!

2. Register for the Financial Times MBA Challenge: The FT MBA Challenge is an annual challenge inviting MBA alumni and students to consult on problems faced by FT seasonal appeal partners. This year’s seasonal appeal partner is World Child Cancer. The challenge launches every January and runs until September with winners announced in October and interviewed for ft.com. Thunderbird alum Ashish Yadav, MBA ’13, was on one of the winning teams in 2012! You can read about his win, here. Teams can be made up of between three and eight students, of whom at least one must be studying at a business school in Europe, a second in the Americas and a third in Asia or Africa. At least one participant on each team must be studying for an MBA at the point of registration. The deadline for team registrations is March 1, 2014. The FT is also running a matching service for individuals seeking to join a team. To request a team registration form, ask questions or get support in finding team members, email mba.challenge@ft.com. You can also visit the FT Business School Challenge website, here , or read more about how the process worked last year, here. I hope you will consider applying for this exciting challenge!

3. Important upcoming CMC events

Date/Time/Location Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 111:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture Hall 53

ASU Career Fair Prep Workshop(ASU Career Fair is Feb. 24-25)

Get an overview of the upcoming career fair and advice on how to maximize your time there. You’ll learn how to approach companies and make a positive impression; “work” the booths; follow-up after the fair; and display proper fair etiquette.

Tuesday, Feb. 1812:15 – 2:15 p.m. Lecture Hall 54 LinkedIn Profile & Social Brand WorkshopLearn how to ensure your LinkedIn profile effectively communicates your brand. We’ll cover the key areas to focus your attention on as your first priority. Tips about using LinkedIn as a networking tool will also be reviewed.

Register and save your seat via Global Connect>Events>Workshops tab

 4. Underground plumbing repairs, Saturday, 02/08/14 beginning at 9:00 a.m: Underground plumbing repairs will take place tomorrow, February 8th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The first one will be the Herberger’s, 4” main domestic water valve replacement. We will have to isolate the quadrant of the Southeast campus for these repairs to be made.  The buildings effected by the water shutdown will be: Herberger, IBIC, Snells and the JT Thai.  We are hoping to have the valve replaced in less than three hours and all the buildings back up by noon barring any unforeseen issues.

The second is the main, 2” irrigation line that runs under the pathway sidewalks between the LCC and the Talley buildings.  Because we must saw-cut and demo the concrete pathway in order to make the repairs without threatening the well-being of the beautiful pine tree just above the broken pipe area, we decided to have work conducted over this weekend rather than possibly disrupt our daily classes or activities with the loud noise from the concrete cutting and demo.  This plumbing repairs should be completed before 5:00 pm Saturday afternoon and our in-house staff will pour the replacement concrete on Monday or Tuesday, depending on the moisture level of the surrounding ground area. If anyone has questions or concerns, please let me or the facilities department know.

We appreciates everyone’s patience while we complete these repairs.

 5. Phoenix Model United Nations Conference,  hosted by Phoenix College, February 28th: Phoenix College Model UN Team and the United Nations Association Phoenix are co-sponsoring a Phoenix Model United Nations Conference on Friday, February 28, from noon until 5 p.m.

 6. Breakfast with a Glendale Cop at Denny’s Restaurant: Enjoy breakfast with a Glendale cop on Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2014 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) at the Denny’s located at 5181 West Thunderbird Road (on Thunderbird Road between 59th Ave. and 51st Ave) in Glendale AZ. This is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a Glendale police officer. It is an opportunity to clear all your doubts on safety from all perspectives. At the same time enjoy the pancakes and scrambled eggs at Denny’s. Breakfast at your own cost!! Don’t miss this opportunity!!! It is always good to be safe!!!

7. Message From Security: Vehicles have been observed failing to stop at the clearly posted “Stop” signs.  Particularly in the area of Calle Del Mundo, near the West Apartments.  Vehicles slow down for the speed bump, but fail to come to a complete stop, not yielding to oncoming traffic.  Keep in mind eastbound traffic coming from the west might see you until they enter the intersection. Please drive with care on and off-campus.

8. Africa Business Club presents the weekly Brown Bag Lunch series  on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 with Professor Ramaswamy

Topic: MNCs Entry Strategies into Africa & Role in Reducing Poverty
Location: Tower Conference Room
Date: Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Time: 1-2:30 pm
RSVP: None- Seating on first come, first serve basis.
Contact: Peter Mayangi (peter.mayangi@global.t-bird.edu)

Special thanks to the students who participated in the First Friday Feedback Session. We appreciate your willingness to share your time, ideas, and talents.  We have many good things to look forward to.

Thanks for your kind attention and continued enthusiasm for and dedication to this amazing business school.

Have a great weekend,


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