"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." –Gandhi

Thunderbird Addresses Climate Change with Carbon-Free Degree Initiative 

In recognition of the urgent need for action in the face of global climate change, Thunderbird announces the Carbon-Free Degree Initiative to make the on-campus studies of all incoming classes climate neutral. The ultimate goal is for each graduating class to undertake unique business projects to compensate for the emissions generated during their studies.

The fall 2007 class will begin this process by participating in an on-campus Sustainable Innovation Challenge asking students to identify projects that shrink Thunderbird’s climate footprint in ways that pay for themselves and contribute to the educational goals of the school. The winning strategies will be implemented by the school and the winning teams will receive a $1,000 prize.

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The Holidays are Fast Approaching! 

Celebrate this festive season in style with a new range of gifts from the ThunderShop. Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and shower them with gifts that show your love.  Re-live your days spent on campus and share them with the people who matter most to you.

Enjoy the warmth of Christmas with the new Thunderbird Christmas Tree Ornament and the new Thunderbird Santa Hat.  The Thunderbird Foldable Chair is great for tailgate parties, camping, backyard use or just for watching a Thunderbird rugby game.  See these and many other gift items by visiting the ThunderShop Web site.

Shopping at the ThunderShop supports the Thunderbird for Good initiative. All proceeds from ThunderShop sales are donated to worthwhile projects such as Project Artemis, an on-campus entrepreneurship program in support of Afghan women.  So, gear-up, have fun, and enjoy the holidays in style!  Visit www.thundershop.com to order items online.

Thunderbird in the News

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New Latin America Alumni Council President

Alejandro Espinal '95, has taken the reins as president of Thunderbird's Latin America Alumni Council, succeeding Oscar Guajardo Walsh '00.  The founder and president of consulting firm AF International, which is based in Miami, Florida, and offers international business intelligence and competitive intelligence services primarily in the Latin America region, Alejandro has been a member of the LatAm Council since 1999.  His company was recently nominated for the International Business Leadership Award by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.  The award winner will be announced November 15 at a ceremony in Miami.

Supporting the interests of T-birds around the world, the Latin America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific Alumni Councils, in conjunction with representatives of major chapters in North America, serve as a resource to the Thunderbird Alumni Network Board on matters ranging from programs and services for alumni to philanthropic efforts.


Alumni Chapter Happenings

Chapter Event Highlight – New York MBA Soirée 

Will you be in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007?  If so, join the Thunderbird New York City Alumni Chapter and the New York Business Schools Club for the All-MBA Soirée.  This event is the annual gathering for all local and visiting MBAs, their significant others and their friends.  Enjoy networking with MBAs from 30 top business schools.  While you’re there, try your luck in the raffle for two business class airline tickets to London!  Please see the details below.

All-MBA Soirée
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Located at:  Strata, 915 Broadway at 21st Street
Complimentary house wines, beers, sodas, juices & an assortment of appetizers will be provided from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Cash bar available all evening for cocktails.

Tickets for the All-MBA Soirée are $50 per person. No event tickets will be sold at the door.  The All-MBA Soirée tickets and the raffle tickets can be purchased here.

Chapter Event Highlight –Moscow First Tuesday with Professor Graeme Rankine

Please join the Moscow Alumni Chapter and the Executive MBA Program for a First Tuesday event featuring a discussion with Dr. Graeme Rankine.  The cocktail event takes place on Dec. 4, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya Hotel in Moscow.  There will be a prize drawing for all alumni in attendance for a free admission to a Thunderbird Open Enrollment Program (valued at $5,000).  Please RSVP to Wendy Cano at wendy.cano@thunderbird.edu.

Alumni Career Resources: Global Workplace

One of the many resources the Career Management Center (CMC) offers to alumni is Global Workplace – an online career resource that connects MBAs with employers for domestic and international assignments.  In addition to the online Job Bank that lists more than 10,000 MBA level jobs from around the globe annually, the Global Workplace also offers the following resources:

  • Networking Events and Directory for you to connect with other Global Workplace users tp accelerate your career opportunities.
  • Career Research to add to your company, industry, and regional knowledge to increase the success of your career search.
  • Cross border job search library - Information on finding a job in the world's key recruitment/employment areas - documentation, eligibility, how to interview, how to write a resume, cultural aspects, etc.

View Global Workplace and more on the CMC Alumni Resources Web page.

Follow-up on “Doing Business in China” Webcast

The presentation from Professor Mary Teagarden’s Webcast, “Doing Business in China” is now available.  Click here to view the presentation.

Have You Taken 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.

Dec. 12, 2007, 1 p.m. EDT: Enron: Lessons Learned – Webcast for Thunderbird Alumni presented by Professor Michael Moffett
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


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