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, […]

Berra Bites: A T-bird Story of Determination and Resilience

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Thunderbird is such a unique place because of the qualities inherent in the people that it attracts—qualities like boldness, determination, adventure, and innovation. T-birds are committed to pursuing their goals and making a difference, and they don’t back down in the face of adversity. Perhaps this is the reason that many […]

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 […]

Offset & Countertrade: How a Recent Alum Revived a Classic Thunderbird Industry

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor If I had to pinpoint a single defining characteristic about Thunderbird, it would have to be that, simply put, it’s just plain different—always has been, and always will be. Being different is an integral part of the institution’s heritage. From the way it was founded, to its rather inconvenient location in […]

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 […]

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” […]

Global Private Equity Industry

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer  In the last module I took a class of Global Private Equity by Professor Gary Gibbons. I must say, this was an excellent course and I began to understand the multiple dimensions of the realm of private equity (PE). I believe this is a very interesting space and a lucrative […]

Fall TEM Lab Destination: Senegal

By Billy Barnes, Guest Writer Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) for Agriculture Education and Training (AET)/Senegal and various AET organizations in Senegal request volunteers to develop and improve the capacity of AET organizations to identify, negotiate, implement, and monitor public-private partnerships (PPPs) within the framework of agricultural projects. Furthermore, the volunteers will assess and analyze PPP […]

Career Path: IT Managers

Information Technology managers or IT project managers or Computer and Information System managers are responsible for planning and coordinating the day-to-day computer related work in an organization. They set the technology goals of organizations and upgrade or install computer system to meet the goals. Responsibilities The IT managers typically do the following activities: Analyze the […]