Germany, Greece settle differences (at least at Thunderbird)

Thunderbird School of Global Management’s traditional Parade of Flags took a twist Dec. 16 2011, when students from Germany and Greece found themselves on stage together during fall commencement in Glendale, Arizona, while a debt crisis escalates in Europe. “While we were rehearsing this morning, we realized that Greece and Germany are so close together […]

Das Tor Poll: Thunderbird Experience

This Friday many students will graduate from Thunderbird and head off into the world to continue their careers. With your education here now completed, what aspect of the experience would you consider the most important in preparing you for the next step? Tell us what you think in the forum below and vote in our […]

Das Tor Poll: Winterim Wonderlands

With the end of the trimester rapidly approaching, many students are planning global adventures in search of educational and business opportunities in diverse world markets. Which 2012 Winterim location would you most like to visit? Tell us why in the forum below and vote in our weekly Das Tor poll. Forum rules: No name calling, […]

Das Tor Poll: Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is an event based upon tradition, that has come to represent a cornucopia of rituals unique to every group. Some of these are cherished, some loathed. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? Forum rules: No name calling, personal attacks, hate speech, profanity, obscenity or libel. When you disagree with others, please do so respectfully. […]

ThunderCares Day Photos

ThunderCares is an event put on every trimester where Thunderbird students, staff and faculty take time to volunteer in the local community. Another way to give back is through donating to the ThunderCares International Development Scholarship Fund. This scholarship supports Thunderbird students who complete unpaid international development internships. To donate or learn more, contact Susannah […]

Das Tor Poll: 11-11-11 Celebration

The 11-11-11 weekend was full of events both symbolic (presenting the new Tower) and subjective (reconnecting with returned friends). Which of the festivities did you enjoy most? What improvements would you make? Let us know in the Das Tor Forum. Forum rules: No name calling, personal attacks, hate speech, profanity, obscenity or libel. When you […]

Das Tor Poll: Career Fair

Another Professional Development Week has come and gone, leaving those with interviews or improved personal skills both exultant and exhausted. Were you satisfied with the career-related offerings on campus? What did you find helpful? What would you change? Let us know in the Das Tor Forum. Forum rules: No name calling, personal attacks, hate speech, […]

Thunderbird Rugby Sweeps ASU, UA

The Thunderbird Rugby Club dominated teams from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona during a tournament Oct. 29, 2011, at the campus pitch in Glendale, Arizona. Thunderbird beat the ASU team 22-10 in the morning and then shut out Arizona 35-0 in the afternoon. The 23-and-under group from Tempe Rugby Club beat Thunderbird […]

Open forum: Clearinghouse of ideas

From its inception in 1969, Das Tor has represented “a clearinghouse of ideas” for Thunderbird students. This is your space to vent, pontificate or champion a cause. The rules are simple: No name calling, personal attacks, hate speech, profanity, obscenity or libel. When you disagree with your classmates, please do so respectfully. Otherwise, the podium […]

Unpaid internships: Worth considering

By Heather Kipnis ’11 This summer I worked in Managua, Nicaragua with Agora Partnerships, a nonprofit whose mission is to unleash the potential of high impact social entrepreneurs to fight poverty in Central America by providing small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) with strategy consulting, leadership development, networking, and access to growth capital. I decided early […]