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Weekly Update for 7/27/14

Dear All,

I hope you’ve had a great week and are surviving the Arizona heat!  Remember – drink lots of water, wear sunscreen, and try to cool!


Here is what you’ll find in today’s update:


1.       Graduating Class Photo Shoot

2.       Yet another NSHMBA Scholarship Winner

3.       Check out Kyle Wu’s 17th FT Blog Post

4.       Remember to sign up for TEAMS (Thunderbird Emergency Alert Messaging Service)!

5.       TSG Student Survey

6.       YSMS (Your Success is My Success) Initiative Email 

7.       Global Supper with ExxonMobil Executives

8.       Das Tor

9.       Graduates’ Information Session

10.   This week’s “Your Success is My Success” story



1.       Graduating Class Photo Shoot


The graduating class photo will be taken on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:10 p.m. The location will in front of the Thunderbird Tower.


The dress code is business casual or national attire (no jeans, shorts, flip flops, etc.).


If you have any questions, please contact Torrey Mann at torrey.mann@thunderbird.edu.



2.       Wow! Yet another NSHMBA Scholarship Winner!


Congratulations to Tirza Jova, another Tbird student to be awarded a scholarship to attend the National Society of Hispanic MBA career fair in September. Way to go! Thunderbirds are rocking NSHMBA!



3.       Check out Kyle Wu’s 17th FT Blog Post


T-bird Kyle Wu is one of FT’s most popular bloggers. He tells us that he’s using  skills every day  he learned in his Brand Management (Prof Ettenson), Consulting (Prof Finney), and Business Intelligence(Prof Kinsinger) courses.


Great work, Kyle! Thanks for representing Thunderbird so well!





4.       Remember to sign up for TEAMS (Thunderbird Emergency Alert Messaging Service)!


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t done so already, please go into TEAMS and add your cell phone number.  This will enable the School to send you text messages during an emergency.  Thanks!


TEAMS (Thunderbird Emergency Alert Messaging Service) – In the event of an emergency, TEAMS will be the tool the School will use to notify you of an emergency situation.  Additional messages will instruct you what to do and when the emergency has ended. Although all staff, faculty and students have been added to the system with their Thunderbird e-mail address, the fastest communication will be through cell phone text messages. As a friendly reminder, if you haven’t done so already, please go into TEAMS (http://my.thunderbird.edu/mtbforms/IIT/TEAM.asp) and add your cell phone number.  Your ID is your Thunderbird ID # and the password is thunder14 (unless you set up a different password).  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chris Mosakowski at X-7506 Thanks!



5.       TSG Student Survey


In order to improve your student experience we would like you to review our performance and tell us about your student experience. Please fill the following survey:





6.       YSMS (Your Success is My Success) Initiative Email 


The purpose of the initiative is to communicate within the community our extraordinary endeavors. The stories of success from students, faculty, and staff have been featured in my newsletter since the beginning of summer.


Now, is your time to write one. Your story could be about an award from a case competition, an internship opportunity with an exceptional organization, an interesting research project, or ventures off campus.  Remember that we are prospective alumni, and we are developing our network. The more success you accrue the better the network becomes for you and us.


Please email your story of success to the following email: yoursuccess@global.t-bird.edu .



7.       Global Supper with ExxonMobil Executives


Thunderbird’s Executive Education is looking for 15 students that would like to attend an executive dinner on August 21st to network with ExxonMobil employees. If you would like to participate please fill out this form before Wednesday of next week. The first 15 students that fill the form will be selected.


The link to the form:




8.       Das Tor


The next issue of Das Tor is coming out this Sunday August 11th. If you would like to contribute with an article and be featured in the schools’ newspaper please email Bala Rajendra at srbalasubramaniam@global.t-bird.edu .



9.       Graduates’ Information Session


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 date of this session is: Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 1:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The session will be held in the Yount 100 Auditorium.


Attendance at this session is mandatory for summer 2014 graduates



10.   This week’s “Your Success is My Success” story, Eric Heimbecker’s awesome career path!


Eric Heimbecker joined Thunderbird’s MS program in 2009 with a background in graphic design and marketing/operations. After working as an independent management consultant and interning at an ad agency, Eric matriculated into the Global Development MBA program to pursue his passion for sustainability and global development (harnessing the power of business for the benefit of society/the world). While pursuing his MBA, Eric interned at a sustainability consulting firm and continued to work there as a Product Manager after graduating in 2012. In 2013, Eric started his internship at the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) as part of the Resource Development team to further his interest in global development and to have a larger, more direct impact in the world. Eric became a full-time staff member this year and is working as the Refugee Childcare Program Coordinator.  Congratulations Eric!



Thank you for your kind attention!


Have a great weekend,




Rebecca Henriksen

Vice President – Enrollment and Student Services Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Phone: 602-978-7118

Cell: 602-281-0562

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