5 Things I Learned From T-Bird Alumni at Career Weekend

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer A few weeks ago the Thunderbird Career Management Center hosted a career weekend filled with events designed to help new students prepare for job and internship searches. I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t necessarily thrilled about the prospect of attending—we had just gone through Foundations, and I […]

A Super Tuesday in New York

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer Spring break was just in time for me. After having passed through one of the hardest times of my life, I thought to myself, “Yes, this is just in time.” And for me, spring break was not just an inventory process to increase efficiency and decrease waste, although some could say that the […]

Tales from Abroad: Cedric Yumba

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer A Preface With the current merger situation in full swing, change, it seems, has become both a rapid and integral part of daily life here at Thunderbird. In fact, if one doesn’t take the time to remember what brought them here in the first place, they may be doomed to […]

LinkedIn Best Practices

By Michael Seaver, Director, Alumni Engagement In my previous Das Tor article, How to Start Relationships with Thunderbird Alumni, I discussed a multi-step process for introducing yourself to and taking a long-term orientation to building meaningful alumni relationships. In addition to the Alumni Relations Office and the search function on My Thunderbird, another great channel to learn […]

The Thunderbird Mystique Lives On (Take 2)

By  Joy Lubeck, ’86,  President of the Alumni Council of Thunderbird (ACT) This past May 9th,   I enjoyed the distinct privilege of not only attending Thunderbird’s commencement ceremony, but officially welcoming our graduates into Thunderbird’s global alumni community. The beautiful spring air was electric; filled with a great sense of celebration and joy, pride of […]

How to Start Relationships with Thunderbird Alumni

By Michael Seaver, Director, Alumni Engagement In 2013, The Economist ranked Thunderbird #2 for “Internationalism of Alumni” and #3 for “Potential to Network”. It certainly isn’t a secret that the Thunderbird Mystique is alive and well. We truly are one of a kind – there is no other graduate global management school like Thunderbird. Alumni worldwide […]

ARO and ACT Welcome New Alumni

As the May 2014 graduates move out of Thunderbird, they also graduated into the world’s No. 1 global network of 42,000 T-birds in 140 countries–the world’s No. 1 business school network.  The Alumni Relations Office (ARO) and the Alumni Council of Thunderbird (ACT)  encourage graduates to stay connected with fellow T-birds and engaged with the […]

Meet & Greet: An evening with the Executive MBAs

Last weekend, Thunderbird Executive MBAs and Full-time MBAs had the opportunity to meet, network, exchange ideas and just get to know each other.  It was a great evening of good conversation and meeting new friends, organized by Anthony Dezilva, EMBA class of ’15 and Jennifer Eagar, MBA class of ’14.    This was the first time an event was […]

First Tuesday – Graduate Mixer

The First Tuesday event is a culture where alumni from Thunderbird meet and socialize with each other in exotic locations in their respective cities on the First Tuesday of every month. There are three Thunderbird chapters in Arizona: Phoenix Chapter, Scottsdale Chapter and Tucson Chapter. I have attended most of the First Tuesday Events organized […]

Rankings 101: Understanding the Rankings and the Role of Student and Alumni surveys

Part of DasTor’s ongoing commitment to Thunderbird is to facilitate dialogue between the administration and the student body.  Kim Steinmetz, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, has composed an article directed at clarifying some misconceptions about business school rankings and show how both current students and alumni can contribute to greater positioning.  It is our hope that this piece […]