By, Rick Beitman Oktoberfest, while famous in Munich, Germany, is no longer just a Bavarian thing. – Tempe, Arizona celebrated its own version of the popular beer festival at Tempe Beach Park overlooking beautiful Tempe Town Lake on October 10-12. While the weekend celebration in Tempe may not be in its 182nd year, like the […]

Walk like an Egyptian: the Arab American Festival

By, Rick Beitman You might walk like an Egyptian, sing like an Iraqi, dance like the Lebanese, eat like a Jordanian, smoke like a Qatari, or enjoy all things Middle Eastern at the Arab American Festival. – The local event took place in Uptown Phoenix at Steele Indian School Park October 18-19 from 4:00 PM […]

Temple Squared

By, Rick Beitman Just a short drive north of Thunderbird School of Global Management on 59th Avenue is the new Phoenix Temple, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more popularly known as the Mormon Church. – Located at 5220 West Pinnacle Peak Road, the Phoenix Temple will become the 144th temple […]

Stand Out and Secure an Internship – presented by Amway

By, Jessica Knutzon While several students at Thunderbird are preparing for graduation and looking for full time employment, several students are on the search for an internship to gain experience and expand their networks. Jake Terry of Amway hosted a workshop on how to stand out amongst other applicants and secure an internship. For each […]

Superhero Networking For Success Workshop

By, Jessica Knutzon During Professional Development Week, Mike Tomasello led a workshop on successful networking.  Tomasello’s workshop, aptly called “Superhero Networking For Success,” covered how to tap into the hidden job market (job openings that are never formally posted) by networking. These jobs, which make up 80% of hires, are only found by talking to […]

Magna Powertrain Presents their Approach to Presentations

By, David J Roman   In a heroic effort to share the importance of flexibility during presentations, Joe Shanbaum from Magna Powertrain tried again to get his PowerPoint slide deck’s embedded video to play. A strange audio feedback interference had disrupted his hitherto-flawless run through his content, and he did his best to improvise while […]

Clash of Titans

By, Krunal Barabde   Once a company grows, the hunger to multiply its top line keeps on increasing like gap between poor and rich. To feed this hunger, some companies target mass market, some develop new product lines, some even enter new sectors, but most prefer to go global (Very few companies achieve global status, […]

Gallup Demonstrates Strength-based Leadership

By, David J Roman Susan Shald from Gallup Strategic Consulting Services hosted an engaging workshop on leadership by amplifying strengths instead of focusing most on weaknesses. Several attendees from ASU were among the 30 attendees in the room in this 9AM session on Wednesday, October 22nd in Thunderbird’s Lecture Hall 53. Susan asked us on […]

Workshop: Communication in Project Management

By, Alina Buzgar The Personal Development Week (PDW) was started on Monday October 20 with a series of workshops including “Communication in Project Management” held by Shannon Mathis and Michael Rasmussen from Sharas.   “Our goal during Professional Development Week is two-fold.” says Dodie Busch Senior Director Career Coaching and Development at Career Management Center […]

Go Beyond the Traditional MBA Career

 By, Alina Buzgar If you were wondering “how to secure a well-paying job that makes a difference in US or abroad” the workshop held on Monday, October 20th had some valuable insights.   “Doing well by doing good” was a workshop that pointed participants to look beyond traditional MBA careers and revealed strategies to get […]