Alumni Advice: Take the Road Less Traveled By

By Felipe P. Martinez, ’03 Dear Thunderbird Students, I truly hope you are enjoying the summer in Glendale, although it’s likely that you’re already too busy with work to enjoy the weather, so I do appreciate and thank you for reading this. Over the years I have met many Tbirds, and the ones I find […]

Fall Foundations: 2016

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer Welcome Home: Foundations week must have been inspired by Justin Timberlake’s, “Suit and Tie,” because all of the cohorts were running around looking so dapper in their business formal. Arizona also joined the party with its own heated hello. When the weather channel talks about the “mean” temperature in Arizona, […]

Why Arizona?

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief “If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix – a clean, well-lighted place full of sunshine and bromides and fast cars where almost everybody seems vaguely happy, except for the ones who know […]

My BEC Experience and The Thunderbird Mystique

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer When I received my admissions letter to begin classes in the fall, it came with an invitation to take the Business English Communication Program (BEC), starting in May. I experienced a mix of feelings about that letter: the joy of having accomplished one of my biggest dreams, and the fact […]

The IBIC Is Your Friend

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor “The IBIC is your friend.” This is a lesson that, although it probably took me too long, I eventually learned during my tenure here in the desert. It’s also a lesson that many students never learn, and it’s the reason why I’m writing this article today. If you ever need to […]

Calming the Chaos: TIAA Conference in NYC

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Those of us that have had the pleasure of attending a class or lecture taught by Professor Denis Leclerc are likely familiar with the topic of “Leading in a VUCA World.” VUCA isn’t a particularly new term, but its meaning and implications are just as relevant today as they were when […]