Update 04/18

Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen
Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen

Hello T-bird family!

Another week has flown by! And the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Regional night this Saturday night at 6:30pm is the best possible way to end your week.  This is a great opportunity for you to celebrate with your classmates and to spend a special evening with our Spring graduates. This will be an amazing celebration!

There are a lot of important announcements today so please be sure to read this week’s update carefully. Here is what you’ll find:

1. Attention Spring 2014 students! Summer 2014 Module Abroad information: Attention Spring 2014 students: Application were emailed to you yesterday for the Summer Module Aboard program July 7 – August 16.  It is also available on MTB on the Module Abroad page.  Please complete and the application, turn it into Sandra Collins at the main receptionist station by 4:00 PM Friday, April 25. Locations under consideration for the module are Prague, Czech Republic, Milan, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey.  A decision will be made on location the week of April 28.  Remember that your visa and securing your housing are is your responsibility!  Please remember 20 students are needed to launch the module!

2. Graduates’ Information Sessions: Before you leave Thunderbird, we would like to provide you with several valuable tools as you begin your new career. During the Graduates’ Information Session; you receive information to ease the transition from student to Thunderbird alumnus/alumna. Please note the dates of these sessions are: Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 1:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Brown Lecture Hall (53). Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for spring 2014 graduates. Students who are walking this spring, but will graduate in a future trimester should attend one of these sessions. You only need to attend one (1) of the sessions.  Please contact Torrey Mann at torrey.mann@Thunderbird.edu with any questions.

3. First Friday Feedback session, May 2, 2014: Our last First Friday Feedback for this term will be held on the Friday, May 2nd, 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 April 27th 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!

4. Global Gala tickets are on sale now: The GLOBAL GALA will be held on May 9, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ. The information is as follows:

Tickets for students paying the TSG fee: $25 for non-alcohol tickets and $40 for open bar tickets. This includes: heavy appetizers, entertainment, photo booth, and free bus service from campus and back! Order your tickets NOW, by clicking on this link: http://my.thunderbird.edu/mtbforms/TSG/GlobalGala.asp

5. Pitch Competition Coming to Thunderbird (With free food) – Thursday, April 24th:

Thunderbird Business Accelerator presents the annual Pitch Competition – Come out and hear your fellow students pitch their businesses and network with local investors! 4 teams will compete head-to-head to win prize money. There will be an after party at the pub with cocktails and appetizers

When: April 24, 2014; 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Yount 100

6. The Financial Aid office needs your help with summer plans: We have created a Frequently Asked Questions to help you determine what steps you need to take concerning Financial Aid in relation to summer 2014 as well as the upcoming academic year. The link below takes you to the MTB Financial Aid page to view the graph and which scenario fits you. From there, you will know what forms you need to complete.

Summer/Fall FAQs
After reviewing the Summer/Fall FAQs click on the Enrollment Plans Form
Description: SurveyEnrollment Plans Form to submit the information directly to our office. To help us help you, please complete the Summer Plans form as soon as possible but no later than May 2, 2014.
Thank you,
Brenda & Dario
Thunderbird Financial Aid
Full Time Programs
email: finaid@thunderbird.edu

7. Important announcement for Spring Graduates about Commencement: This is a reminder that all Spring Commencement information and ticket requests must be submitted by way of the marchingorders webpage no later than Friday, April 25. We really encourage you to take 5 minutes to create your log-in, submit your information and request tickets for your friends and family. Tickets are not available at the door. All students who walk in the May 9 ceremony will be required to complete this same information and if it hasn’t been done in advance, you will be directed to complete it the morning of Commencement from an alternate location.

  • If you will not be walking in the May 9 ceremony, kindly email us so we can take you off the list as you will be receiving several emails in the next few weeks.
  • If you plan on walking, but graduating at a later date, please let us know so you can receive the marchingorders information and pre-graduation packet. Please note, at this point, it is too late to order a cap, robe and hood, so you will have to borrow from a recent grad or friend.
  • If you have not uploaded your personal message and Thunderbird photo memory, please do so prior to the deadline so you can be included in the montage that will play before and after the ceremony for your family and friends both in the venue and via the live feed.
  • Questions: contact Erin Schneiderman at events@thunderbird.edu.

Thank you for your participation and congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Thunderbird.

8. Interested in free housing, food, and utilities? Resident Manager opportunity available at local boarding school: Westwind Preparatory Academy (http://www.westwindacademy.org/)  a local high school located at I-17/Northern Avenue, is currently hiring for Resident Managers for its boarding program.  Ideal candidate:  young married couples – must have some experience with adolescents (through either parenting, coaching, teaching or mentoring.)  All candidates must pass a background check, and will report directly to the Director of Residential Life.  Position is for one school year, starting this Fall (August through May) and may be renewed.  (If agreement is renewed, Resident Manager can live in the unit during the summer months.) Resident Managers are responsible for the supervision and well-being of the students residing in their unit.  Students at Warrior Lodge are not in college yet; and therefore, the expectations of the resident manager are higher than those of an RA in a college dorm.  Resident Managers are expected to be role models with regard to their behavior and demeanor.  Members of the opposite sex are not allowed to stay overnight (unless it is a married couple who are house parents).   Alcohol should not be housed in the residence or consumed on site when students are living there.  Resident Managers may take one weekend off per month.  However, they must give notice to the Director of Residence Life six business days prior to allow time for a substitute to be identified.  Resident Managers are expected to be on the premises by early evening, throughout the week (so ideal for a couple, especially given Thunderbird class schedules.)” If interested please forward resumes (for student/spouse) to MaryAnne Riodique in Recruitment: MaryAnne.Riodique@thunderbird.edu

9. Sign up to receive electronic notification when you receive packages in the Thunderbird mailroom: A student led project was recently completed that will allow the mail room to contact students directly via e-mail when a package arrives at the mailroom, this will save students both time and energy.  Any student who would like to access this service needs to stop by the mail room where a sign-up sheet is located at the front desk. Participation is highly encouraged!

10. SHRM Club workshop in collaboration with the CMC, “How to negotiate your salary,” April 23rd 

Topic: How to negotiate your salary
Time: Wednesday April 23rd 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Snell 23
Ever wonder how to negotiate your salary or simply do not know where to start? Well you in luck, SHRM will be hosting a salary negotiation workshop on Wednesday.
We invited Angelique from CMC to discuss just about that and other HR related questions you may have.
Hope to see you there!

11. Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA Meet ‘n Greet, April 26th 6PM at the Pub: Executive MBAs and Full-Time MBAs are invited to network and meet each other at the Pub at Thunderbird next Saturday. Both Executive and Full-Time students have been looking forward for the opportunity to network with each other and we finally have the chance! Please be sure to RSVP on Facebook here. Hors d’oeuvres are provided courtesy of eMBA23. For additional questions or additional info, please contact Jennifer Eagar at 602.492.7945 or jenni@global.t-bird.edu.

12. PCA Workshop – Internship or no internship, for each an opportunity! – April 24th: Your Peer Career Advisor (PCA) team has put together a student panel workshop as part of our CMC services to discuss your summer options. You will find this session engaging whether you have an internship, do not have an internship, or will be attending classes (while preparing for fall or spring internships). The focus of the session is how to best leverage your summer experiences to prepare for your future career. The purpose of our student panel is to eradicate concerns that some students have about “not having an internship” to show that there are many paths that you can take to a successful career. A healthy exchange of ideas will be shared by students who have been in the following scenarios:

– Got an internship and converted it to a full-time offer
– Got an internship that was not converted, but received an offer from a different employer
– No internship and got a full-time offer
We aim to convey that all routes are possible, that there is no ‘correct’ route about things. Though internships provide great leads and plenty learning, our aim is to help you find choice regardless of circumstance.
Join our event for your chance to stay grounded!
Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: LH 55

13.  Mr. & Ms. Thunderbird, April 25th: The 3rd Semi-Annual Mr. & Ms. Thunderbird is finally here: Want to be the next Mr. or Ms. Thunderbird? You just need to think of a talent and be prepared to have fun. Also, don’t forget. You need to raise $100 dollars. Ask you friends, professors, family, staff, and the entire world to donate. If you don’t want to be a contestant, please be here to cheer for your favorite contestant! Most often it is your support that helps them gain the courage and win! Event is followed by GOGO’s year-end party!

Date: Friday, April 25th
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pavilion
Please contact Tiago Ferraz to sign up: tiago.ferraz@global.t-bird.edu
PS: All the funds will go towards the class gift.

14.   Africa Business Club presents the weekly Brown Bag Lunch series, April 22nd

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Topic: ‘International Organizations, FDI & African Development?’ with Professor Kishore Dash and Professor Roy Nelson
Location: Tower Conference Room
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 1-2:30 pm
RSVP: None – Seating on first come, first serve basis.
Contact: Cedric Demanou (cedricdemanou@global.thunderbird.edu)

Just a quick reminder – be sure to check out the One Thunderbird site for updates and information: http://one.thunderbird.edu/

Thank you for your kind attention.  As always, do not hesitate to contact me with ideas, questions, or concerns.

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy EMEA Regional Night!
All the best,

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