Madagascar Adventures: Building Sustainable Relationships in a Consulting Project

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer For those of you considering a TEM Lab, GCL project, or consulting-style internship as part of your Thunderbird experience (I highly encourage you to do so), I’d like to share some step-by-step relationship building and discovery phase tactics we used in Madagascar to gain our client’s trust, identify and access […]

T-Birds in Madagascar

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor; Alex Marino, Staff Writer; and Melissa Gaylord-Ratsimbazafy, Guest Writer If you haven’t figured it out yet, the true value of being a T-bird is access to a network of unique opportunities that place you in a position to let your ambitions and passions run wild. In this authentically misfit style, T-bird […]

TEM Labs Summer 2016

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor While beloved Thunderbird Professor Michael Finney, for years the driving force behind the school’s capstone TEM Lab program, is retiring at the end of this semester, happily for Thunderbird, the TEM Lab program will continue under the guidance of Program Director Charles Reeves.  Two teams of MGM students will be representing […]

Refugee Consulting Project: Global Impact in Phoenix

By Faduma-Dhool Mohamed, Guest Writer There was no name for this exciting initiative when it was first presented. All I could think of was we need to get this started. Now. When the idea was first presented to me by Charles Reeves, TEM Lab’s Program Director and my mentor, we first thought of it as […]

TEM Lab Romania: New Markets for Megatitan

Compiled By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Since 2010, Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory (TEM Lab) has sent teams of student consultants all across the globe to get first-hand experience working in emerging markets and to deliver value to a wide variety of client systems, including governments, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. This spring, there is one […]

Meta-Consulting and the Division of Labor*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. Consulting is on the rise—volatility in the world market and increased specialization raises the demand for consultants’ services. Thinking about entering a new market? Hire a consulting firm. Profits slipping despite revenue rising? Need to be reminded every 30 seconds that the world […]

Career Spotlight: Personal Finance Advisor

by Bala Rajendran Students who would like to be self-employed and are interested in finance may want to look into this career. Personal finance advisors help their clients make investments. They help the clients with insurance and with taxes as well. Most of all, Personal finance advisors help their clients to create a portfolio of investments […]

Organizational Consulting

Organizational consulting is a type of consulting services in which you assist businesses in evaluating and possibly restructuring the current internal layout of the company. The ultimate aim is to make the best use of all resources available by organizing them in the most logical and advantageous way structurally. Usually an organizational works with new […]

Welcome Back TEM Lab Alum!

By Siva Palli Two passionate weeks of application preparation, six weeks of intense hard work, followed by a presentation and finally a well-deserved lifetime of membership in the unique club we call TEM Lab. That’s the 10,000 ft. level overarching picture of what it takes to do a TEM Lab. As we dig deeper & […]

“Class” of Consultants Compete!

Last Thursday saw some classy consultants competing against each other in a case competition conducted by the TMCA. 5 teams competed against each other to be the winner at the Clash of Consultants Fall 2013 edition. Applications were invited and evaluated, following which 5 teams were selected to actually compete in this contest. One week […]