Global Compliance at ON Semiconductor

By Jiaqi Li, Guest Writer This summer I interned for the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Program (CCEP) at ON Semiconductor headquarters in Phoenix. I chose to study at Thunderbird because I wanted to work for a global company that has world-class products and services, that values innovation, and where I could help to promote multicultural […]

Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone: An Internship with Hilti

By Arci Garcia, Guest Writer The summer of 2019 was full of unforgettable experiences, which I owe to my time spent interning with Hilti North America. With corporate offices in both Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Plano, Texas, Hilti has quickly become a powerhouse in the construction tool industry. Hilti was founded in 1941 in Schaan, Liechtenstein, […]

Delivering Results: My HR Internship at Banner Health

By Dominique Wilson, Guest Writer This summer I was given the opportunity to become a graduate intern at Banner Health, the third largest employer in the state of Arizona. Upon being offered the role, I discussed with my recruiter my interest in being placed on an HR team, as I was looking to pursue a […]

A Summer Working in Miami…Arizona

By Salome Opoku, Guest Writer Before The Internship Internships.  I know almost every student has heard of this word. During my undergrad years as a business management major, I kept hearing from advisors and professors that I needed to get an internship. It would apparently make or break my future career. Of course, this put […]

Turning Air into Water: Socially-Conscious Business Development

By Jesse Breffle, Guest Writer Water: the most precious resource on the planet, and yet also among the most wasted and increasingly scarce. Countless areas around the globe are in circumstances of high water stress, and there are countless methods to combat issues surrounding potable water. Underground aquifers and lakes are drying up, and droughts […]

Supporting Thunderbird Students: Working at the CMC

By Yu-Ju (Katty) Lin, Guest Writer This past summer, I worked as a project management intern with the Thunderbird Career Management Center (CMC). The CMC offers career events and workshops throughout the academic year to enhance students’ career development. I have had the great pleasure to get to know the senior director of the CMC, […]

The Truth About My Summer Internship

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief T-birds are renowned for having amazing careers that take them to far-away places. I’ve met many T-Bird alums that have traveled the world working for highly sought-after companies or that run their own successful businesses. It’s certainly an elite group to join, and if you aren’t careful, the pressure to have […]

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 […]

Brand Experience: More Than a Marketing Buzzword

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief One of the reasons I came to Thunderbird is because I haven’t yet discovered what my niche interest is. My background is in English and Hispanic Studies, so I initially thought that my extensive experience with writing, research, and communications would be a natural fit for a public relations-type role. To […]

Welcome to New York

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief This past summer, I had the opportunity to live out one of my longest small-town girl fantasies: working and living in New York City. The day I moved to the Big Apple the humidity was so thick you could choke on it, and I finally realized what everyone in Arizona means […]