“I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.” – Alan Greenspan


Thunderbird Launches Alumni Business-to-Business Directory 

Imagine finding just the right person, in just the right industry, with just the right skills and global understanding. Imagine finding another T-bird for whatever your business needs. Now you can.

The long-awaited – and oft-requested – Thunderbird Alumni Business-to-Business directory is finally here! Thunderbird alumni can locate other T-birds and their businesses by industry, job function, geographic location, product or service, and much more. For those who register through March 31, 2008, the first year of listing is absolutely free of charge!

The B2B Web site will be available to all 36,000-plus alumni as well as current students; it will also be open to viewing by the non-T-bird world (for those seeking the services of the finest minds in global business).

Registrations are now being accepted.  Click here to register.  For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@thunderbird.edu or by telephone at (602) 978-7358 or toll free (800) 457-6957 (U.S. only).

Thunderbird and Business for Diplomatic Action Launch CultureSpan

Executives at some of the best-known corporations in the United States will soon have a better grasp of leadership differences in diverse cultures and of the role of corporate diplomacy in determining America’s image abroad.

Thunderbird Professor Mansour Javidan and Business for Diplomatic Action, a New York City-based not-for-profit group, have designed a one-day workshop called CultureSpan, which details the cross-cultural knowledge uncovered through Dr. Javidan’s work as a lead researcher on the GLOBE Project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness). The GLOBE Project included 160 social scientists who studied more than 17,000 managers in 62 cultures.  The new CultureSpan seminar also outlines the important role business plays in creating America’s image around the world.

CultureSpan will be available for corporations and officially launch in the spring of 2008. For more about the workshop, please contact Joy Lubeck at joy.lubeck@thunderbird.edu or (602) 978-7138.


Thunderbird in the News

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T-birds Descend on New York City for January First Tuesday

The Thunderbird Alumni Association - New York City Chapter will welcome the 2008 Brand Management and Wall Street Winterim current-student programs, Dr. Ángel Cabrera, Dr. F. John Mathis, Dr. Richard Ettenson, and other distinguished guests from Glendale for the January First Tuesday. This event will be sponsored by The Republic of Singapore.

In order to better accommodate the increased attendance, First Tuesday will be held on Jan. 8, 2008, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at:

Volvo Hall
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, New York

This location is only 1 ½ blocks from the usual location, The Williams Club. First Tuesday will return to The Williams Club in February. The chapter welcomes all of the Arizona guests along with their usual suspects and anyone else passing through the area.

For further details, please visit the New York City Chapter Web site or visit www.scandinaviahouse.org for more location information.


Last Chance to take the Alumni Survey

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to provide feedback to Thunderbird. Your feedback will help the school understand what is important to you as a T-bird, as well as how to improve the relationship you have with Thunderbird.

In appreciation for your participation, every alumnus who completes the Alumni Survey and provides us with his or her name and contact information will receive a Thunderbird luggage tag and will be entered into a drawing for a US$500 Visa gift card. The Grand Prize drawing will take place in February 2008.

Click here to access the survey.

Alumni Chapter Happenings

Chapter Event Highlight, Cincinnati, Ohio
T-bird BBQ at Felix's Chalet

The Cincinnati Area Thunderbird Alumni Chapter and friends met Dec. 4, 2007, for a First Tuesday global wine tasting extravaganza. This event took the group on a tasting experience that spanned more than 45,000 miles. Wines were sampled from 5 different countries. There was even a local Ohio winery represented. In typical T-bird style, the participants were even more diverse than the wine – a group of 16 T-birds from 7 countries! The Cincinnati Chapter is a fun group with a dedicated core that gets together each First Tuesday. If you are in town, look them up!  Click here to visit the chapter Web site.


Thunderbird Gives you “CareerTools”

One of the resources Thunderbird provides alumni is CareerTools – a comprehensive career management Web site filled with job search tools and tips from the top global career management firm, Lee Hecht Harrison. This Web site can assist you in self-assessment, corporate research, résumé writing, networking, interviewing and other job search strategies.

Whether you are looking for a new job, exploring a career change, or just want to get ahead, CareerTools provides a vast array of information and links to assist you. Some of these include:

  1. Step-by-step guides to an effective job search
  2. Industry and organizational research links
  3. Assessment tools to help you determine your direction
  4. Community message boards with online advice and job postings
  5. Global network database to locate and develop your professional contact list

Click here to access CareerTools. For more career management resources, visit the Career Management Center Web page for alumni

 

See Your Name in Print – Two Great Opportunities to Participate

T-birds are always on the move. But no matter where you are in the world (or in your career), we don't want to lose touch with you! Please let us know what’s new in your life by sending your news to alumni@thunderbird.edu. We’ll share your news through our Class Notes section on My Thunderbird and in Thunderbird Magazine.

Also, we trust you have received the fall edition of Thunderbird Magazine by now. Anything in there light a fire in you? Any articles or information that you would like to comment on? Did the magazine spark an idea for a story that you would like to contribute? If so, send a letter to the editor or an editorial submission to editor@thunderbird.edu.

Please let us know about your activities, ideas, reactions, and perspectives by taking advantage of these two great ways to participate!

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 Campus
April 3-4, 2008: Global Private Equity Investing Conference – Glendale Campus

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www.thunderbird.edu/alumni | alumni@thunderbird.edu
15249 North 59th Avenue | Glendale, AZ 85306-6000
1-602-978-7358 | 1-800-457-6957  (US Only)