An Exciting Semester Ahead: A Welcome from the Editor-in-Chief

By Tanner Weigel, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer  The school year is now in full swing, and I am thrilled to welcome back all of you loyal Das Tor readers. The newest cohorts of students are bright, thoughtful and already embrace the Thunderbird mystique. Many of these students will be writing for Das Tor, and I […]

Life Lessons During a Summer in Tokyo

By Paul George Smith Jr., Guest Writer This past summer I had an internship with GMO Research, a great company that is a part of the GMO Internet Group in Tokyo, Japan. In this case, GMO means “Global Media Online,” although many people mistakenly think that GMO is short for “Genetically Modified Organisms” (we work […]

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, […]

Thunderbird Podcasts Coming Soon

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief Tell your family, friends and neighbors! Some T-birds have gotten the ball rolling on two different Thunderbird-style podcasts this semester. The first is one that has been in the works for over a year. I want to give a shoutout to Tyson Williams (MGM ’18) for championing this idea. He came […]

Leaving Our Comfort Zones

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer The mission of the Thunderbird School of Global Management is to “educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.” In this spirit, it is of course of little surprise that Thunderbird attracts applicants who not only hail from all parts of the globe, but who also anticipate engaging in careers […]

The Global Grind: A Proposed Career Readiness Course

This letter was sent to Das Tor sent by Blair Imbody, class of ’88. We absolutely welcome any articles that almuni would like to have published in Das Tor. As an alumnus of Thunderbird, I had the privilege of attending the Mock Interview Friday at Thunderbird in late August. Thank you to Helen Wu, Angelique […]

Cheers to The Pub

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer As I was talking about missing The Pub (our home pub on the Thunderbird Glendale campus in the tower), a first-year student asked “What was so special about that pub that is hard to find another? Was it the size?” That’s when it hit me: most of the incoming class […]

Welcome to Thunderbird

Courtesy of Outside

By Darcy Nelson, Staff Writer It’s morning but the heat of the summer sun rains down hard. There is no escaping it as my cheeks flush, my forehead beads with sweat, and my shirt sticks to me like paper mache because of this flashy new blue and black Thunderbird backpack. After passing by the small, […]

Leaving the Nest: Navigating Your First Semester as a T-bird

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief On your first day at Thunderbird, things can feel a little overwhelming; it takes time to get back into the school routine, perhaps after a years-long break, adjust to new classes on a variety of subjects, and get the lay of the land. The first few weeks are often so jam-packed […]

The Start of the Next T-bird Legacy

By Mary Grace Richardson, Editor-in-Chief When I accepted an offer to be part of the Spring 2018 graduating class at Thunderbird, I wasn’t quite sure how the end of my time here would look. I didn’t know about the relationships we would form, the inimitable place we would call home, the goals that we would […]