Forum: Thunderbird Should Have More…

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor I want to continue Das Tor’s discussion on the future of Thunderbird. In the first Forum, we asked: “What does Thunderbird mean to you?” We wanted to find out what value Thunderbird has for students, faculty, staff members, alumni, and all other stakeholders. What we found is that people value Thunderbird […]

Mark Your Calendar

By Lauren Herber, Co-Editor Get ready to adjust your calendar for the full week we’ve got coming up, packed with fun and informative Thunderbird club events! Friday, February 12 Thunderbird is a breeding ground for talent and creativity, and many students who attend have dreams of starting their own businesses. But what does it take […]

Dress for Success

By Lauren Herber, Co-Editor On Monday two Thunderbird clubs, the Women’s International Business Club and the Business of Fashion Club, teamed up to host an informational event on dressing for the workplace. The event, called “Dress for Success,” featured guest speaker Maria Houle. Maria graduated from Thunderbird in 1987 and is now the program director […]

Networking Virtually

By Patrick Shields, Guest Writer On Friday, February 5, eight company representatives connected with T-birds virtually and shared specific industry and functional knowledge. This was a unique opportunity to test the Brazen “a real-time chat messaging and communication tool that connect students to alumni and employers ”. Dodie Busch, Senior Director Student Experience and Affairs, […]

Get Out of Glendale: Heard Museum Fashion Show

By Lauren Herber, Co-Editor On Friday, February 1, Thunderbird’s Business of Fashion Club had its first event: a trip downtown to see the Native American Fashion Show at the Heard Museum. The event coincided perfectly with First Friday, a cultural event on Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix in which local art vendors set up along […]

From the Archives – Portrait of a Balloon Race

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor  Thunderbird Archives is a treasure trove of photographs, paraphernalia, and documents steeped in Thunderbird lore. Among the archive’s many historical gems is a Himalayan mountain-size pile of old student newspapers, starting from 1948 with the American Institute for Foreign Trade’s newspaper, “The Thunderbird,” all the way up to 2011, when Das […]

How IBIC Can Work for You

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer When you think of the IBIC, what do you think of? A pretty building that houses some books and DVDs? A quiet place to study with lots of good worktables and some cool study rooms with big windows letting in natural light and stunning views? While the IBIC is all of […]

Iceland on the Fly (Pt. 2)

By Jake Strickler, Co-editor We left Reykjavik before the sun had come up. It being the transitional period between the elongated daytime of summer and the bleak endless nights of winter, the amount of daylight was comparable to an average July day in Phoenix; the last dregs of sunset fading around ten PM and the […]

Know Your Honor Council

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer Last week, I wrote an article about the Thunderbird Honor Council. Here’s a little bit more about each member of the Honor Council and their goals for the Council. Travis Hookham (left) is a first year MAGAM. His passion is honor and ethics, from his prior involvement with the Houston Halliburton Council […]

Focus Groups

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer For the Global Customer Insights class taught by Prof. Sainam this Spring 2016, students were required to form focus groups in order to better understand the concept of exploratory market research. Students divided into five focus groups and many T-birds were a part of these sessions which provided insights  from a customer’s perspective. […]