not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of
value.” - Albert Einstein
Thunderbird Help You – Alumni Survey and Prize Drawing
We want your opinion! Thunderbird wants your feedback on the programs
and services provided by the Alumni Relations Office. Your feedback
will help us understand what is important to you, as well as how
to improve our alumni offerings.
In appreciation for your participation, all participants will receive
a thank you gift of a custom Thunderbird luggage tag. In addition,
participants will be entered into a random drawing for a Grand Prize
consisting of a VISA gift card (valued at US$500).*
We look forward to your responses and are eager to continue to
develop programs and services which strengthen the bond between
you and Thunderbird.
*Survey participants must provide contact information including
name and e-mail address to receive the free gift and be entered
into the drawing. Survey responses will remain confidential. Contact
information will only be used for distribution of the free gift
To complete the survey, please click here: Alumni
Family Enterprise Program
hosts its second annual Global
Family Enterprise (GFE) Program: Family Values – Global
Reach, geared to domestic and international entrepreneurs and family
Held at the luxurious Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona,
on February 25 - 28, 2008, attendees will learn to effectively manage
growth, plan for succession and establish successful governance
strategies that ensure continuity between generations of family
Learn from Thunderbird global thought leaders who frame the discussions
and from peer CEOs from around the world as you participate in live
case discussions, the GFE Forum, intergenerational group exercises
and facilitated individual family meetings. Develop your own holistic
game plan to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced.
International participants are encouraged to make plans now to
accommodate visa requirements.
For details visit www.thunderbird.edu/familybusiness.
Alumni Chapter Happenings
Texas - August 2007
Austin T-birds celebrated the end of summer with a sunset cruise
on beautiful Lake Austin. Local alumni enjoyed a brilliant sunset
aboard the famous Lake Austin “Sunshine Machine”. A
special thanks goes to the Committee Organizers - Phaedra Cucina
, Holly Edger, Greg Fitzgerald, Julie King, Lance McInnes, Bea Reilley,
Alison Roberts, and Chapter Leader Spencer Kendall.
Austin is becoming home to more and more T-birds as local companies
like Dell Computer support the city’s growth and its excellent
business environment. Austin, also known as the Silicon Hills, is
a major high tech hub which attracts a large international community.
It you are ever in Austin, please join your Central Texas T-birds
for a T-bird Tuesday.
Join a Chapter
Are you a member of your local alumni chapter? Do you know that
you can be a member of multiple alumni chapters?
Thunderbird Alumni Chapters are a great way to keep up-to-date
with the school and the local area served by the chapter. To join
a chapter, log-in to My Thunderbird (MTB), click on the “Chapters”
tab at the top of the page, click on the chapter that you are interested
in, and then click on the “Join” link in the upper right-hand
corner of the page. If there is a link that says “Opt-Out”
you are already a member of that chapter and do not need to join.
You can join as many chapters as you like. You will receive email
communications from your chapters that will help you stay informed
about local, national, and international T-bird events. We hope
you will take advantage of this T-bird connection.
If you need help logging-in to My Thunderbird, please contact the
Alumni Relations Office at email@example.com,
602-978-7358 or toll free 800 457-6957 (US only).
in the Thunderbird Magazine
T-birds around the world help your business? Reach them by advertising
in the Thunderbird Alumni Magazine. Thunderbird alumni receive a
25% discount off of regular advertising rates. For more information,
please contact the Alumni Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org,
602-978-7358 or toll free 800 457-6957 (US only).
Going to NSHMBA? Attend the Thunderbird
all company reps! Are you attending NSHMBA (National Society of
Hispanic MBAs) conference as a representative for your company?
The Career Management Center (CMC) and the Houston Alumni Chapter
will be co-hosting a reception for Thunderbird alumni and students
attending the October 4-6 conference. Let us know if you plan to
be there! Please RSVP to Kerry Sanderson at email@example.com
and we'll keep you posted on the details.
The CMC will also be at the Global
Reunion in Mexico City this October. A CMC representative will
be on hand at the event to answer any questions you may have about
alumni career management services. In the interim, visit our Alumni
Resources page, where you can sign up for our bimonthly alumni
job postings e-mail and explore our career resources.
Communicate and Negotiate
Across Cultures with TLCN
Thunderbird Learning Consulting Network (TLCN) is expanding its
offerings to include Experiential and Applied Learning Consulting
in the areas of Negotiation and Cross-Cultural Communication featuring
Dr. Karen Walch and Dr. Denis Leclerc.
TLCN provides customized workshops, role plays, simulations, e-learning,
self-assessments, mentoring, and small team and individual coaching
that can enhance your negotiation and communication skills in your
company and in your industry. In order to better serve our clients,
TLCN would like to know what challenges your company is facing in
the areas of Communication and/or Negotiation. We would greatly
appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete our survey
so that we can better understand your needs and create solutions
that are suited to your challenges in these areas. Click the link
below to take our survey now. All surveys are anonymous and your
privacy will be protected.
Check out our website at www.thunderbird.edu/consulting
or contact TLCN at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 24, 2007, 1:00 p.m. EST: Doing Business
in China Webcast for Thunderbird Alumni by Professor Mary Teagarden
October 10-12, 2007: Thunderbird
Global Reunion - Mexico City
November 8-10, 2007: Thunderbird
Sustainable Innovation Summit - Glendale
February 25-28, 2008: Global
Family Enterprise Program - Phoenix
February 29 - March 2, 2008: Thunderbird
Homecoming - Glendale
March 1, 2008: Annual Thunderbird Alumni-Student Rugby Match - Glendale
April 3-4, 2008: Global
Private Equity Investing Conference - Glendale