Update 04/04

Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen
Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen

Happy Friday, T-birds,

We’ve come to the end of another busy week at Thunderbird. I cannot believe how quickly this term is flying by and that graduation is only five weeks away. We have so many amazing students graduating in May – you will be missed on campus, but it will be fun to hear about your adventures and watch your careers grow! As is often said, “You don’t graduate out of Thunderbird, you graduate into Thunderbird.” I know you will make wonderful alums.

We’ve had some excellent CMC events on campus this week, including a great session with Henkel executives yesterday. I ran into one of the Henkel execs as I was leaving campus and he shared how impressed the team was by our students. Henkel, who some call the “Procter and Gamble of Europe,” selected Thunderbird as their only North American target school. One of their parting comments was, “Wow, we chose the right school. These students are Amazing!” Today, Magna PowerTrain is holding their 2nd annual Case Competition in cooperation with the CMC and Project Management and Supply Chain student organizations. Many of our best and brightest students are participating in this event and I’m sure the Magna PowerTrain team will be extremely impressed because, as the Henkel exec stated, “These students are amazing!” Well done, T-birds!

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

1.  Summer TSG President And Vice-President Elections: For all of those interested in running for Summer TSG President or TSG Vice-President, the Mandatory Meeting is this Tuesday, April 8th from 1:10 PM to 2:30 PM in Snell 23. If you are not there, you CANNOT run for TSG President or Vice-President. This meeting will introduce the Elections Committee, highlight important upcoming dates, and discuss key campaign rules and regulations that each candidate must abide by. All applications for Summer TSG President and Vice-President are due by next Friday, April 11th by 2:00 PM at the TSG Building. Any late application will not be accepted.

2.  First Friday Feedback Session, April 11th: Our next First Friday Feedback is actually on the second Friday in April, April 11th, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Honor Council Rooms 123 in Herberger. Please RSVP to Michelle Olesen (michelle.olesen@thunderburd.edu) no later than Monday, April 7th so she can order enough lunches and have the room set up correctly. Also, if there are particular topics you’d like to cover at this session, please send them to me, Rebecca Henriksen (rebecca.henriksen@thunderbird.edu) in advance of the meeting so I can add them to the agenda and make sure the people best able to respond to those questions attend the session. I hope to see you there!

3.  Summer 2014 Registration begins Monday, April 7: As a reminder, Summer 2014 registration begins on Access Thunderbird on Monday, April 7 and continues until 10:30pm (AZ time) on Sunday, April 13. Your individual assigned registration date and time was sent to your e-mail account on Friday, March 28 (from registrars@thunderbird.edu). This information, along with instructions on how to register and a list of Concentration courses are available on the Registrar’s page on MTB (“Registration FAQs”). Please note that you will not be able to submit your registration prior to your scheduled day and time.

4.  Peer Career Advisor (PCA) opportunities in the CMC: We are currently seeking students for our Peer Career Advisor (PCA) program. Apply to be a PCA to assist other students in their career planning… and get paid to do it! Positions begin in July 2014. PCAs serve as an extension of the CMC for the student body. They help their peers by conducting résumé/cover letter critiques, career strategy meetings and mock interviews, and they provide general guidance related to their field of expertise. PCAs do not supervise other students but they serve as mentors and coaches to the entire student body. Learn more about the PCA program on MTB. Please see Global Connect job #9203 to apply. The application deadline is next Sunday, April 13.

5.  Extended IBIC hours: The IBIC will be open extended hours next week, April 10 and 11 to accommodate those of you who have exams on Saturday, April 12. On both Thursday and Friday the IBIC will be open until midnight. Good luck!

6.  Sushi in the Commons: Starting Tuesday April 8th every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am -2pm, we will be offering fresh made to Order Sushi in the Commons. A number of folks have sampled this sushi and declared it delicious!

Courtesy: Chartwells
Courtesy: Chartwells

7.  TFA Speaker Series presents Lisa Dee Hanson, Executive Director of Capital Markets: The next TFA speaker engagement series will be next week with Lisa Dee Hanson, Executive Director of Capital Markets in NYC. She will be dialing in to share her background, what she does and to provide advice and guidance to students looking to go into finance. For further information, please email: J.Zakk.MacLaren@global.t-bird.edu. The RSVP will be posted in GlobalConnect once a date and time has been established.

8.  Long –Term Student Bicycle Storage: The Thunderbird Safety and Security Department is offering long-term storage for student bicycles when students will be away from campus for any length of time. This can also be used by any student who is not comfortable simply locking their bike to one of the bike racks around campus at night. Though your bike will normally be safe when locked to one of the bike racks, we wanted to provide you with another option due to the thefts that have taken place recently. Just bring your bicycle along with a thick bicycle security cable to Safety and Security, and complete the sign-in log. You will need to include your anticipated pick-up date/time for your property. Please note: This storage is for non-motorized bicycles ONLY; no motorcycles, mopeds, or bicycles with motors attached to them. Any bicycle that has been left for ninety (90) days past the participated pick-up date without a verbal or written extension request will become property of Thunderbird School of Global Management. If you have questions, contact safety and Security at 602-978-7223 or X7223

9. Africa Business Club Brown Bag Lunch Series with Professor Babarinde: Africa Business Club presents the weekly Brown Bag Lunch series on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 with Professor Olufemi Babarinde.

Topic: Africa Economic Integration & Development
Location: Tower Conference Room
Date: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Time: 1-2:30 pm
RSVP: None- Seating on first come, first serve basis.
Contact: Peter Mayangi (peter.mayangi@global.t-bird.edu)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
All the best,

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