Summerim in Asia: Trends in China, Life in Singapore

By Bryce Bower, Editor in Chief This last summer I had the pleasure of exploring Shanghai and Singapore with a group of my fellow Thunderbird students. Under the tutelage of Professor Booth, we toured companies like Honeywell, Amazon, and GM/Buick. We met with dozens of Thunderbird Alumni working in Singapore and Shanghai, and learned about […]

Super Spooky Superstitions

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer I have spilled salt, walked under a ladder, broken a mirror, and had a black cat cross my path. To the best of my knowledge, I did not receive any extra bad luck because of these things. As an American, and having spent nearly 2 years in Europe, I feel […]

4 Trends that are Changing China and the World

Since the Opening and Reforming policy, China has changed enormously. In the IT Era, China has embraced never before seen fast and vast changes—changes that are shaping the future. This article offers a glance at today’s China. A Wallet-less Country “Smile to Pay”—a facial recognition payment system—finally became a reality at the opening of the […]

A Tour of the Club World

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer   Historically, clubs have been a major driver of the Thunderbird Mystique, the intangible spirit, mindset, and curiosity of the students. Those who attended Club Day on Sept. 9 had a sampling of these qualities, and with each table’s unique touches, clubs gave students a snapshot of all the different […]

Get to Know Our Executive MBAs

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Imagine having a full course load, participating in Thunderbird’s intensive TEM Lab, and taking part in whirlwind international trips, all while dealing with the stresses and work load of an executive-level full-time job. Meet Thunderbird’s Executive MBA students, a diverse, accomplished cohort who come to the Thunderbird campus every other weekend […]

TRINA SOLAR, CHINA: The Largest Solar Module Manufacturer

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer The solar power market is characterized by evolving technologies and standards that led to improved features, such as more efficient and higher power output, improved aesthetics, and smaller size panels. Trina Solar (TS) has been very successful in all these aspects, and thus achieved an unprecedented success in the solar […]

Roe Goddard on China

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Professor Roe Goddard currently teaches Regional Business Environment: Asia for the my cohort. I sat down with him to talk about China—a country he has visited over 75 times. Das Tor: When was the first time you went to China? Roe Goddard: 1988. I started going more after the mid-90s, […]

Learning a New language at Thunderbird, for Free!

By, Gloria Liu Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language but you just don’t know where to start? Well, you are not alone. Fortunately, at Thunderbird, you will find many language learning opportunities, for free.   Last week, when I finished a two hour long language study session with my Japanese partner Koji […]

Student Spotlight: Ann Yifan Wong

This week, we asked one of our first trimester MBA students, Ann Yifan Wong, to share a little about herself and what she carries in her backpack. What kind of bag do you carry? I would love to carry different style of bags to fit my different life style everyday. For instance, canvas messenger bags […]