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FEBRUARY 2014

Alumni Council of Thunderbird update:

New year, new focus on the power of One Thunderbird
The Alumni Council of Thunderbird (ACT) has been busy working on our 2014 strategy. Initiatives will range from the launch of new products such as an enhanced mobile app, faculty engagement, outreach to chapter leaders, and improved alumni communications. Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, we thought we would share some of our ACT members' perspectives on the newly formed volunteer group. Read more...
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News and Notes

Register today for alumni reunion in Croatia

Starting today, the registration link is live for Thunderbird's alumni reunion June 12-15, 2014, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and feed your sense of adventure while relaxing on the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea. You also will have opportunities to meet and interact with Thunderbird President Larry Penley, Ph.D., and representatives of the Board of Trustees, Alumni Council of Thunderbird, and Thunderbird Global Council. Space for some activities is limited, so make your plans today. Read more...

 

Saudi conglomerate SABIC taps Thunderbird for custom Executive MBA
Instruction started in January 2014 for a custom Executive MBA that Thunderbird will deliver during the next two years for 28 high-potential managers from SABIC, the largest public company in Saudi Arabia. Read more...
  Thunderbird launches modules abroad for MBA students in Spain and Malaysia
Full-time MBA students will study with Thunderbird faculty in Madrid, Spain, from Jan. 27 to March 7, followed by a second six-week module that will start March 24 in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more...


Sights and Sounds

Winterim adventure in India
Thunderbird students Shelley Flenniken '15, Shaival Choksi '14, Daisuke Tajima '14 and Will James '14 visit a village outside Bangalore, India, during the January 2014 Winterim with Professor Kishore Dash, Ph.D. Video (4:12)
 
DreamBuilder role models
Women entrepreneurs from across the United States visited Thunderbird in January 2014 to record their stories, which will be incorporated into a Thunderbird for Good program called DreamBuilder.
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Tips and Trends
Boosting your professional bio
Using storytelling in a professional bio is a powerful way to make your personal brand come alive. T-bird author Bernadette Martin '84 shares strategies for success. Read more...
  Why your project needs a brand
Thunderbird Professors Karen Brown, Ph.D., and Richard Ettenson, Ph.D., and a third author show why the internal face of every project needs a strong brand. Read more...


Features

What makes Thunderbirds special

Thunderbird Professor Mansour Javidan, Ph.D., says normal people like to watch Indiana Jones on the screen. T-birds want to be with Indiana Jones on the field. "There’s a big difference," he says. "That is what makes Thunderbirds special." Fusing his research from the Najafi Global Mindset Institute with his own observations, Javidan explains the Thunderbird mystique during a Foundations presentation Jan. 13, 2014. Story and videos...

 


Class Notes

Alumni organize 2015 ThunderCruise

A group of alumni volunteers led by JP Driessen '99 are planning a Thunderbird alumni reunion at sea Feb. 14-19, 2015. "It will be heaven for T-birds who love to network with new and old friends and visit new countries," Driessen said. Alumni and their guests will embark on a five-night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Belize City, Belize and then Cozumel, Mexico, on Royal Caribbean's world-class Liberty of the Seas. Royal Caribbean's Senior Vice President of Marketing Carol Ann Schuster '83 has been instrumental behind the scenes and has committed to making the trip a success. Read more...

 


Chapter Connections

Share the mystique at Super First Tuesday

Prospective students will connect with Thunderbird alumni around the world during Super First Tuesday events March 1-31, 2014 (See a complete list of scheduled events and register prospective students at www.thunderbird.edu/alumni-sft-listing.) The annual tradition, which started in 2006, gives undergraduate students and working professionals a chance to learn more about the Thunderbird mystique from the people who keep it alive.
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Bonus photos: Singapore | Hamburg, New Delhi, São Paulo and Seattle
Bonus story: A surprised T-bird tourist in Amsterdam

 


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