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JULY 2013
News and Notes

Calling alumni recruiters for fall Career Fair

The Career Management Center welcomes you to return to campus as a recruiter for the school's annual Career Fair on Oct. 24, 2013. We're excited to have you meet the latest batch of students seeking full-time employment and internships. Activities will begin Oct. 23 with corporate presentations, and Oct. 25 will be set aside for candidate interviews. And because we know T-birds appreciate a good party, we'll be hosting a special Alumni Recruiter Night on Oct. 23. Register online | Read more...

New director of alumni engagement: Gbemi Disu '06 will help alumni connect with students at the Career Management Center. Read more...

Be a Thunderbird Global Ambassador: Share your time to support Recruitment & Admissions or Career Services. Register online | Read more...


'A mutual win for both sides'
Thunderbird alumni who work for Laureate Education share their views about a planned strategic alliance between the two organizations. Read firsthand accounts from Laureate Mexico CEO Dieter Holtz '94, Laureate International Universities VP of Financial Operations Paul Dean '89, and four others. Read more...
  Clinton Global Initiative
Thunderbird for Good and funding partner Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold shared the spotlight June 14, 2013, when a commitment to provide online business training to thousands of North American women entrepreneurs was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago.

Sights and Sounds

T-bird summer adventures
Over the 2013 summer break, some Thunderbird students took classes, some did internships, and others traveled the world. See a slideshow of submitted photos on Facebook. Read more...
Transforming Saudi Aramco
Thunderbird Executive Education uses a transformational classroom in May 2013 to help an oil and gas giant in Saudi Arabia transform its leadership. Read more and view photos...

Tips and Trends
Five P's for Asian markets
Singapore-based consultant Rajeev Merchant '79 shares five strategies to increase your probability of success when doing business in Asia. The key is to focus on preparation, presence, partnership, patience and perseverance. Read more...
  Potential for India, Pakistan
Thunderbird Professor Kishore Dash, Ph.D., says trade between India and Pakistan could swell 10 times larger if the countries adopted a bilateral free-trade agreement. He shares four reasons why both sides would win. Read more...


Been there, done that

Although 94 percent of full-time Thunderbird professors have Ph.D.'s, a new survey shows they also bring extensive real-world experience to the classroom. The study, scheduled for publication later this summer as part of the 2013 Thunderbird Global Impact Report, covers the fiscal year ending June 30. Results show that full-time Thunderbird professors have worked an average of seven years as business managers and leaders. On average, each professor also speaks more than two languages and has lived 17.2 years outside his or her native country. During the fiscal year, each professor also visited an average of seven countries outside the United States. "Having a Ph.D. does not eliminate real-world experience," says Thunderbird Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., who has 40 years of experience in sales, brand management, entrepreneurship and consulting. Read more...


Class Notes

Thunderbird well serves Cambodian school

A side trip from Thailand to see the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia led to a new social mission for Dean Warner '57, who now helps bring clean water to communities in the region. "You could see the need," Warner said. "The poverty is unbelievable." Warner and another T-bird, Brett Brown '97, shared the cost for one pump on Thunderbird's behalf that now serves about 650 children at an elementary school in Siem Reap. Read more...


Chapter Connections

TEM Lab in Mexico City
Students in the Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory took a break from their consulting project on June 4, 2013, to join about 30 alumni for First Tuesday in Mexico City.
Read TEM Lab blog...
New chapter coordinator
My name is April Morales '14 and it is a pleasure to introduce myself as Thunderbird's new alumni chapter coordinator. I look forward to working with you and serving you.

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