Global Compliance at ON Semiconductor

By Jiaqi Li, Guest Writer This summer I interned for the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Program (CCEP) at ON Semiconductor headquarters in Phoenix. I chose to study at Thunderbird because I wanted to work for a global company that has world-class products and services, that values innovation, and where I could help to promote multicultural […]

Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone: An Internship with Hilti

By Arci Garcia, Guest Writer The summer of 2019 was full of unforgettable experiences, which I owe to my time spent interning with Hilti North America. With corporate offices in both Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Plano, Texas, Hilti has quickly become a powerhouse in the construction tool industry. Hilti was founded in 1941 in Schaan, Liechtenstein, […]

Delivering Results: My HR Internship at Banner Health

By Dominique Wilson, Guest Writer This summer I was given the opportunity to become a graduate intern at Banner Health, the third largest employer in the state of Arizona. Upon being offered the role, I discussed with my recruiter my interest in being placed on an HR team, as I was looking to pursue a […]

Securing an Internship as an International Student: My Experience with Badger Maps

By Paula Chiamulera Böhler, Guest Writer The search for internships and jobs in general is an arduous task for any young professional, but an even harder one for international students such as myself and many of my peers at Thunderbird. Nonresident aliens (yes, that is the technical name given to foreigners under U.S. law) that […]

A Summer Working in Miami…Arizona

By Salome Opoku, Guest Writer Before The Internship Internships.  I know almost every student has heard of this word. During my undergrad years as a business management major, I kept hearing from advisors and professors that I needed to get an internship. It would apparently make or break my future career. Of course, this put […]

Life Lessons During a Summer in Tokyo

By Paul George Smith Jr., Guest Writer This past summer I had an internship with GMO Research, a great company that is a part of the GMO Internet Group in Tokyo, Japan. In this case, GMO means “Global Media Online,” although many people mistakenly think that GMO is short for “Genetically Modified Organisms” (we work […]

Turning Air into Water: Socially-Conscious Business Development

By Jesse Breffle, Guest Writer Water: the most precious resource on the planet, and yet also among the most wasted and increasingly scarce. Countless areas around the globe are in circumstances of high water stress, and there are countless methods to combat issues surrounding potable water. Underground aquifers and lakes are drying up, and droughts […]

Supporting Thunderbird Students: Working at the CMC

By Yu-Ju (Katty) Lin, Guest Writer This past summer, I worked as a project management intern with the Thunderbird Career Management Center (CMC). The CMC offers career events and workshops throughout the academic year to enhance students’ career development. I have had the great pleasure to get to know the senior director of the CMC, […]

Lions and Hippos and Opportunity, Oh My!

By Torie Klocko, Guest Writer While I’m open to new experiences, as I’ve gotten older, I find myself becoming more discriminating in the risks I’m willing to take. At best, I like to think of myself as “quasi-adventurous.” In fact, before March, I never would have considered Sub-Saharan Africa as a realistic career option. The […]

Unveiling Syrian Refugee Camps

By Maddie Handler, Guest Writer When I first arrived in Jordan, all I really knew was that I wanted to learn about human development and helping people effectively so that it really causes an impact. I wanted to meet real people who wake up every day knowing that their job is making someone else’s life […]