7 Past and Present Thunderbirds on the Move to Downtown Phoenix

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Compiled by Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer.  Thunderbird’s announcement to close the historical Glendale campus and move to downtown Phoenix has been met with diverse reactions by students and alumni. The move is said to provide Thunderbird with more opportunities for growth and updated technologies, but has been met with criticism by some who feel the […]

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 […]

Euromonitor: A Recent Alum’s Path to the Present

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor ‘Tis the season of company informational sessions. Whether virtual or in person, major shout-out to the CMC this year because there have been a lot of them. A wise person should make it a habit to attend these sessions as often as possible, but precisely because there are so many, the […]

Following Your Instincts on the Job Hunt: A Success Story

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor For all of you romantics out there who are searching for that dream job, I’ve got an inspirational story for you. It’s about someone who many of you probably know. A good friend of mine, and an alumnus of this school, named Drew Himmelreich. During early March of last school year, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome from the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association

By Lenora Peppers Greene, ’02 Dear Incoming T-birds, fellow Future Alumni, Welcome to Thunderbird! You have made a great choice with your life that will take you down a new path – full of energy, exhaustion, a little drama and a lot of learning. During the first week of classes 15 years ago when I […]

Interview: TIAA Finds New Executive Director in ’02 Alum

By Jake Strickler, Co-Editor The Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association recently announced that a selection had been made in their search for a new permanent Executive Director. The highly qualified individual who made the cut: Lenora Peppers Greene of the Class of 2002. Lenora calls Austin, Texas home, and, in true T-Bird fashion, grew up moving […]

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 […]

RAW: “Old Boys” vs. “New Boys” Rugby Showdown

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer RAW! No better acronym could capture the physical and emotional clash between Thunderbird’s “Old Boys” and “New Boys” rugby clubs. At Thunderbird, it’s a time honored tradition for rugby alumni and current students to line up for battle on the pitch and match grit while building comradery. The “Old Boys” […]