Reaching Out With TBRO

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The pins started to pass from hand to hand throughout the classroom. The message they displayed: “Supporter,” together with the hashtag #ComingOutDay.  It was October 11th, the day on which this tradition is celebrated. This particular day commemorates the coming out of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual (LGBTQA) […]

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 […]

Uncomfortable is a Global Virtue

A perspective on Professional Development and Networking By: Rico Austin’98 Amigas and Amigos of Thunderbird, it doesn’t seem like over 16 years since I first parked my car on the heated asphalt lot (to begin my Thunderbird experience) between the old “T-Bird Pub” and the “Tower” which housed the TV room, a snack bar, a […]

Speakers of the Week

We are starting off this TRI with Les Taylor on Tuesday 18th September, sponsored by TFA: Les Taylor is the founder and managing partner of Outperformers International. He is an award-winning author, professional speaker and recognized expert in the field of performance improvement. Les is a former law enforcement executive, served as the executive director […]