Can You Hear Me Now?

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   “Thunderbirds thrive in uncomfortable situations.” As I sat in the ASU audiologist’s office in Tempe last week, with a central air conditioning unit screeching bloody murder directly into my tympanic membrane, I took comfort in this oft-repeated tenet of the Thunderbird Mystique. The doctor and her student fiddled with […]

A Dance of Interpretation: Refugees in Germany

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer The German term for where I worked was “Migrationsberatungsstelle des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes.” Yes, that is a very long word; it means Immigration Advice Office of the German Red Cross. It was an office whose sole purpose was to help refugees and asylum seekers adjust to life in Germany, and […]

Learning to Fly Online: A Letter to The Online MGM Students

By Aaron White, Guest Writer Here you are, on the precipice of a great journey—you are midway through your first set of courses as a Thunderbird Online Masters of Global Management (OMGM) candidate. Most of you are teetering somewhere between exhilaration and trepidation. I know this because I was there. I imagine many of you, […]

Career Weekend: Alumni and Students Hit Critical Mass

By Robert Shatz (MIM ’82), Guest Writer I owe Thunderbird a lot, especially because I obtained a job in Tokyo thanks to the introduction of one of the guest speakers who came to campus to speak. But I watched Thunderbird start to circle down the toilet after some of the trustees jumped ship and started […]

5 Things I Learned From T-Bird Alumni at Career Weekend

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer A few weeks ago the Thunderbird Career Management Center hosted a career weekend filled with events designed to help new students prepare for job and internship searches. I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t necessarily thrilled about the prospect of attending—we had just gone through Foundations, and I […]

4 Trends that are Changing China and the World

Since the Opening and Reforming policy, China has changed enormously. In the IT Era, China has embraced never before seen fast and vast changes—changes that are shaping the future. This article offers a glance at today’s China. A Wallet-less Country “Smile to Pay”—a facial recognition payment system—finally became a reality at the opening of the […]

How to Deal with Culture Shock

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Culture shock according to Merriam-Webster is “a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation.” Culture shock can be a very scary experience, for those who travel outside of their home country for school […]

How to Eat Healthy as a Graduate Student

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer In today’s fast-paced society, people expect answers ASAP. People are constantly replying to emails, taking phone calls, completing projects and homework, and overall are go-go-go! Sometimes, it’s difficult to eat healthy when you’re just looking for the most convenient thing that will calm the storm occurring in your belly. If […]