Return of Team Romania: Spring 2016 TEM Lab

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor After five weeks in Cluj, Romania the Spring 2016 TEM Lab team have returned from their consulting project with Megatitan, a metal parts and products manufacturer. Diego Seldner (MBA, Mexico), Shivan Pereira (MBA, USA / Sri Lanka), Jayadeep Tanikonda (MBA, India) and Tion Barnabe (MBA, Jamaica) will be giving their final […]

TEM Labs Summer 2016

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor While beloved Thunderbird Professor Michael Finney, for years the driving force behind the school’s capstone TEM Lab program, is retiring at the end of this semester, happily for Thunderbird, the TEM Lab program will continue under the guidance of Program Director Charles Reeves.  Two teams of MGM students will be representing […]

Global Consulting Laboratories: Launching a New T-Bird Tradition

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor A T-Bird’s summer is never dull. This summer, no fewer than 5 Thunderbird teams will be deployed on 5 separate international consulting projects. Joining the legendary 6-week long TEM Labs this summer (See the article Meet Summer 2016 TEM Lab Teams), will be a new program designed specifically for Thunderbird’s MAGAM […]

Thunderbird’s Once-In-A-Lifetime Debate: Origin Story

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor It was a magical night at the Coleman Lounge, late January 2015. There were 15 of us sitting in a circle, sharing stories of our countries and our cultures. It was the night I learned that in Mauritania, the bride is not allowed to smile during her wedding. It was the […]

Thunderbird 70th Anniversary: Calling All Classes!

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor This past weekend, Thunderbird celebrated its 70th Anniversary with an All Class Reunion. The festivities started for me early in the week, with a dinner at Pappadeaux with a Japanese alum from 1991, and continued to build momentum as maintenance mounted an elegant white picket fence to vastly expand the outdoor […]

Regional Night Spring 2016: Ensemble

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Thunderbird’s last Regional Night of Spring 2016 took place Saturday April 2nd. The theme was “Ensemble” and the dinner menu impressively managed to incorporate cuisine from four continents: pierogis from Europe, feijoada and empanadas from South America, injera and atkilt wat from Africa and even pepperoni pizza from North America. After […]

Get Out of Glendale: Musical Instrument Museum

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor Music is the language of the soul. These words are emblazoned across the entrance of the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), “The World’s Only Global Instrument Museum” is located, conveniently enough, only 20 minutes down the road from Thunderbird School of Global Management. So, when differing cultural concepts of time are threatening […]

TEM Lab Romania: New Markets for Megatitan

Compiled By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Since 2010, Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory (TEM Lab) has sent teams of student consultants all across the globe to get first-hand experience working in emerging markets and to deliver value to a wide variety of client systems, including governments, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. This spring, there is one […]

Checking in with the Underbirds

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor On ASU’s West Campus, a group of 22 young students is honing its global mindset a little sooner than most of us. They are pursuing their Bachelor of Global Management degree as part Thunderbird’s first undergraduate cohort. Das Tor first covered this cohort in the fall, when Editor-in-Chief Alina Buzgar profiled four students […]

Get to Know Our Executive MBAs

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Imagine having a full course load, participating in Thunderbird’s intensive TEM Lab, and taking part in whirlwind international trips, all while dealing with the stresses and work load of an executive-level full-time job. Meet Thunderbird’s Executive MBA students, a diverse, accomplished cohort who come to the Thunderbird campus every other weekend […]