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Help 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 and drawing.

To complete the survey, please click here: Alumni Survey


Global Family Enterprise Program

Thunderbird hosts its second annual Global Family Enterprise (GFE) Program: Family Values – Global Reach, geared to domestic and international entrepreneurs and family business owners.

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 leaders.

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

Austin, 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 alumni@thunderbird.edu, 602-978-7358 or toll free 800 457-6957 (US only).

Advertise in the Thunderbird Magazine

Could 36,000 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 alumni@thunderbird.edu, 602-978-7358 or toll free 800 457-6957 (US only).

Going to NSHMBA? Attend the Thunderbird Reception!

Calling 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 kerry.sanderson@thunderbird.edu 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 tlcn@thunderbird.edu

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


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