ThunderNews
JULY 2012
In this issue:
Look back at T-bird in 1962
Angel Network seeks investors & entrepreneurs
Five ways to become a global leader
Professor Paul Kinsinger's Webcast

Hire a T-bird grad




Thunderbird team works hard behind the scenes

Although summer is a quiet time on Thunderbird's campus, it's also an important time.

Summer students prepare to graduate, Global Cohort students complete their coursework, and the newest group of T-birds gears up to begin classes on campus in the fall.

At the same time, Thunderbird's Institutional Advancement team works hard behind the scenes -- striving to meet the fundraising goals that are critical to Thunderbird's future.

June 30, 2012 marks the end of the fiscal year and Thunderbird is trying to reach its goal of 15 percent alumni giving participation. The current figure stands at 12.6 percent, meaning we greatly need your support to reach this goal.

With just three days remaining, we ask that you make a gift to Thunderbird today. A new gift of any size will have an impact on Thunderbird and bring us closer to our goal.

"We sincerely thank our alumni who have made a gift to Thunderbird," said Whitney Fulton, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement. "Your gifts to the Annual Fund are a vital source of assistance for scholarships, technology, curriculum development, faculty research and alumni programs and services."

She added, "It allows us to allocate funds where those funds are most needed and keeps the core of Thunderbird alive and well."



July News Briefs

Thunderbird to launch new Web site
Thunderbird's Marketing and IT teams have begun redesigning our Web site www.thunderbird.edu and have made exciting progress.

The primary objectives of the new site are to create brand awareness and engagement, deliver streamlined and valuable content and increase the likelihood that prospective students and executive education clients who visit the site will choose to attend Thunderbird.

Thunderbird has partnered with a highly regarded Web development firm, KWALL, to help with the process.

In the end, the goal is for Thunderbird's Web site to evolve from an encyclopedia of Thunderbird content to a streamlined engagement tool, focused on delivering strategic content to our customers and prospective students. The site is planned to launch in November, 2012.

Take a look back at Thunderbird in 1962
This 50-year-old video comes from the Thunderbird archives. It's the first promotional film produced by the school - known then as the American Institute for Foreign Trade -- and was primarily used on recruiting trips. Look for appearances by faculty and staff as well as President Carl Sauer. Enjoy the memories!

Thunderbird Angel Network seeks investors and entrepreneurs
The Thunderbird Angel Network is looking for accredited investors who are interested in becoming angel investors, as well as for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding for an early stage company that has the potential to expand globally.

The next investor dinner meeting is Sept. 20, 2012. If you are an accredited investor, register to attend the September dinner today and help us make the Thunderbird Angel Network more successful.

Hire a Thunderbird Grad!
As a T-bird, you know first-hand the global expertise that Thunderbird graduates bring to the companies where they work. So when positions need to be filled at your company, who better to consider than your fellow T-birds?

To make it easy for you and your talent management team to identify potentially qualified T-birds, we've compiled a résumé book of students who are graduating on August 17 and currently seeking job opportunities. We encourage you to take a look and see if they might be a good fit for your needs, especially if you are doing any just-in-time hiring this year.

August Thunderbird MBA graduates

Thunderbird Online offers 15 online courses
Check out the available course offerings here. Remember - T-bird alumni get a 50 percent discount on all Thunderbird Online certificates.

Job of the Month
GlobalConnect: #6172
Job Title: Strategic Marketing Specialist
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Company: W. L. Gore and Associates
Expiration: July 11, 2012

For more information on this position and other opportunities, log in to GlobalConnect. If you are a new user, please allow 2-3 days to be admitted into the system.

CMC launches new student LinkedIn group
Thunderbird's Career Management Center has created a new LinkedIn group for T-bird students, which is also open to alumni who would like to share career-search advice, opportunities and work place insights with students.

GlobalConnect will continue to serve as the primary location where job opportunities for T-birds are posted. The LinkedIn group provides an additional forum to share leads that also allows for discussion and interaction.

Join the group now and get the discussions rolling!

Now posted - Professor Paul Kinsinger's webcast on the Middle East
If you couldn't tune in to Professor Paul Kinsinger's June 7 Webcast on current issues in the Middle East, you can now watch it here.



Thunderbird Making Headlines

On a Mission to Educate Global Leaders
- Financial Times

Five Ways to Become a Global Leader
- Forbes




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CHAPTER EVENTS ROUNDUP

July 3:
Philadelphia Chapter is holding its First Tuesday at Buffalo Billiards and Metropolitan Lounge in historic Old City, more information here

July 6:
Seoul Chapter is holding a First Friday at Scrooge Sport's Pub & Grill, more information here

July 10:
Anchorage Chapter is holding a get-together at Whale's Tail Bistro and Wine Bar at Captain Hook Hotel, more information here




Calendar


June 28:
Thunderbird Executive Lecture Series held on campus. Topic is "Working in and contributing to global teams: Are you ready?", more information here





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