Stand Out and Secure an Internship – presented by Amway

By, Jessica Knutzon While several students at Thunderbird are preparing for graduation and looking for full time employment, several students are on the search for an internship to gain experience and expand their networks. Jake Terry of Amway hosted a workshop on how to stand out amongst other applicants and secure an internship. For each […]

Superhero Networking For Success Workshop

By, Jessica Knutzon During Professional Development Week, Mike Tomasello led a workshop on successful networking.  Tomasello’s workshop, aptly called “Superhero Networking For Success,” covered how to tap into the hidden job market (job openings that are never formally posted) by networking. These jobs, which make up 80% of hires, are only found by talking to […]

Magna Powertrain Presents their Approach to Presentations

By, David J Roman   In a heroic effort to share the importance of flexibility during presentations, Joe Shanbaum from Magna Powertrain tried again to get his PowerPoint slide deck’s embedded video to play. A strange audio feedback interference had disrupted his hitherto-flawless run through his content, and he did his best to improvise while […]

Gallup Demonstrates Strength-based Leadership

By, David J Roman Susan Shald from Gallup Strategic Consulting Services hosted an engaging workshop on leadership by amplifying strengths instead of focusing most on weaknesses. Several attendees from ASU were among the 30 attendees in the room in this 9AM session on Wednesday, October 22nd in Thunderbird’s Lecture Hall 53. Susan asked us on […]

Workshop: Communication in Project Management

By, Alina Buzgar The Personal Development Week (PDW) was started on Monday October 20 with a series of workshops including “Communication in Project Management” held by Shannon Mathis and Michael Rasmussen from Sharas.   “Our goal during Professional Development Week is two-fold.” says Dodie Busch Senior Director Career Coaching and Development at Career Management Center […]

Weekly Update for 10/24/2014

By, Julie McGough Happy Friday T-birds,   I’ve heard so many great things about Professional Development Week and how impressed employers were by our amazing students. I hope you found the week both enjoyable and fruitful. I’d also like to extend a big “thank you” to the members of our Career Management Center and the […]

Professional Development Week

By, Jessica Knutzon Professional Development Week is in full swing. After a weekend of wrapping up the first module of the fall 2014 trimester, Thunderbird students will have a week to focus on career development. There will be several workshops, presentations and networking opportunities. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the events, should apply […]

T-Birds in the Desert: Wear Sunscreen

Upon arriving back in the Valley of the Sun after being in New York for a few days, I promptly headed outdoors to thaw out from the 50 degree swing between the two cities. Part of the beauty of living in the desert while we are at Thunderbird is enjoying the warmth of the sun […]

Update 01/31

Dear T-birds, Let me start this week’s update by wishing you a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! It’s been quite a week! It’s great to see our wonderful returning students on campus – you are going to enjoy your new classmates. I know there has been a good deal of conversation and concern amongst our student […]

Update 10/25

Hello Thunderbirds! We are at the close of an exciting, productive and successful Professional Development Week! Special thanks and major kudos to the CMC for their excellent work – trust me when I tell you that this week’s activities were the result of hundreds of hours of planning, coordination, and hard work.  I’m thrilled to […]