Securing an Internship as an International Student: My Experience with Badger Maps

By Paula Chiamulera Böhler, Guest Writer The search for internships and jobs in general is an arduous task for any young professional, but an even harder one for international students such as myself and many of my peers at Thunderbird. Nonresident aliens (yes, that is the technical name given to foreigners under U.S. law) that […]

Connecting the Thoughts on Innovation, Marketing, and Startups at TechConnectiON

By, David J Roman The TechConnectiON events this past Friday (November 7th) brought great insights into the reality of being an innovator in today’s global marketplace: Successful innovation depends on metrics of success and measure of will Entrepreneurship is not as glamorous as many believe and requires a rare personality Applied technology is the biggest […]

MBAs Please Startup (

By, Krunal Barabde As we are approaching the middle of the Fall 2014 semester, most of the MBA students who will be completing their basic credits at the end of current semester are remembering Hamlet’s opening phrase “to be or not to be” shall we opt for graduation in December 2014 or extend to May […]

Alumni Startup Adventure in Airports

By Chandra Jacobs Airports – the word just conjures up so many negative emotions – lines, delays, unhealthy food, and overpriced merchandise. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Airports should be a fun part of the travel journey, not a necessary evil – especially since people spend just as much time in airports […]

Faculty Column: Entrepreneurial Decision Making

By Professor Robert Hisrich Entrepreneurship is an approach to decision making that is the essence of startup companies, corporate entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, governpreneurship (government entrepreneurship), and, when it occurs, university entrepreneurship. This entrepreneurial approach will continue to increase in the 21st century due to rapidly changing technology, more informed consumer markets, shorter product […]

My Experience at Startup Weekend Phoenix at Thunderbird

By Matt Smith Last weekend I attended an amazing event called Startup Weekend. What is Startup Weekend you may ask? It is a microcosm of entrepreneurship and starting a company in a weekend. On Friday night you hear business idea pitches. From there you join teams around the ideas and start building. This may sound […]

Win Huge Prizes During Startup Weekend

By Jeffrey Abbott Startup Weekend will be taking place this Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM. This event is on campus and is a weekend where you team up and build a business in a weekend. The cost is $75 and we are looking forward to […]