Stacey Goodman ’13

Stacey Goodman ’13

Why Thunderbird?

“Thunderbird is truly a one-of-a-kind place. It offers you a sense of community with people from vastly different cultures. Thanks to Thunderbird, my closest friends are from Mexico, Vietnam, China, Uganda, India, Bahrain, South Korea, Japan and the U.S.; who else can say that and truly mean it? Plus, the network is amazing. No matter where you are in the world, there is always a fellow T-bird nearby.”

 

More about Stacey…

Languages spoken -
English & Spanish


Articulated into Thunderbird MBA program after completing Master of Science in Global Management


Academic background - 
BA in Business Administration - University of Denver


Professional background -
Operations Manager for a non-profit “virtual incubator” for early-stage social ventures around the world


Sister is also a T-bird grad

How has Thunderbird shaped your
global perspective?

“Although prior to Thunderbird I wanted to live only in the U.S., I always understood that all business is global business. The advancements in technology and global interdependence have created a world in which each business leader needs to understand other cultures because the whole world could be a potential competitor. Thunderbird has helped me hone my focus on consulting and social entrepreneurship, and how business can be used to tackle social issues. Like Thunderbird, I believe that we should not have to choose between one or the other; we can do both!”

 

How will your Thunderbird education
drive your career?

“Thunderbird has made me better equipped to handle international business from both a cultural and a business perspective. Along with my degree studies, I am the president of Thunderbird’s Net Impact Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, educating and equipping individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. This experience has allowed me to lead a variety of consulting endeavors on campus, as well as organize a great deal of projects with non-profit organizations and oversee more than 50 MBA students. At Thunderbird, I have learned a tremendous amount that will definitely distinguish me from other consultants in my future career.”

 

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