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, […]

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 […]

The Value of Global Affairs

Courtesy of Scoula Holden

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief Recently, Thunderbird announced that the Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management program (otherwise known as MAGAM, or MA, by those that prefer not to attempt that tongue twister) will be going on a temporary hiatus. The proposed plan is to eventually move the program to Washington, D.C., in order […]

Don’t Be Yourself, Be Who They Want You to Be

Courtesy of Larry Kesslin.

By Bryce Bower, Co-editor I find business culture to be uncomfortable sometimes. I think I feel this way because so many small details have to be precisely in place, and first impressions are so important. During Foundations, a staff member told me I had to move my name badge from the left side to the […]

The Undeniable Shift Toward Sustainable Business

As seen on newtonrunning.com

By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer  In this day and age, social issues run rampant in our society and recent news. These issues include a variety of subject matters from climate change to sexual harassment to labor rights. And people are beginning to take action! This action can be seen, especially in social media, with: #metoo […]

Robots Are Taking Over Business

Courtesy of Future of Life Institute

By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor Last week I logged into my online bank account to find that I was a victim of fraud. Someone had gained access not to my debit or credit cards, but to my account and routing numbers. My accounts were being used to make online transfers and pay bills totaling to thousands […]

Romania, My Second Acasă

I went to Romania for a TEM Lab consulting project for an IKEA supplier, thinking my sole focus would be to advance the business with strategic market entry recommendations. However, I left with friends of those “mysterious” people, an appreciation of their rich culture, and a historical and hopeful perspective of this nation. I left […]

Bits on Blockchain Technology

By Janhavi Hunnur, Staff Writer Widely known as the technology behind Bitcoin, a digital currency, blockchain technology carries a wealth of potential to revolutionize the way we live and conduct business. Using cryptography, blockchain provides a decentralized database, or a ‘digital ledger’, of transactions that all transacting parties can see. The network is a series […]

Networking: Moving Beyond the Usual Suspects

By Janhavi Hunnur, Staff Writer When the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy proposed the ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ in 1929– the theory that any one on the planet can be connected with another through a chain of intermediaries of not more than 5, little did he know that the theory would be one of the reasons why […]

The F Word: Your Guide to Third Wave Feminism

By Lauren Herber, Co-Editor Last semester, I was practicing a presentation with a partner in the seemingly empty Tower room. Our presentation was about feminism and the effect that globalization has had on the feminist movement. Near the end of our presentation, a Thunderbird student appeared from around the corner and approached us, admonishing us […]