Alumni Benefits

Being a Thunderbird graduate means enjoying a lifelong connection to other alumni and to the school.

As a T-bird, you can do more than simply network. You can maximize your professional and personal success by using Thunderbird alumni resources and services throughout your life.These exclusive services are supported by alumni contributions to the Thunderbird Annual Fund. To continue these valuable services, make your gift now. Call +1 602 978-7426 or e-mail mygift@thunderbird.edu.

Communication

Thunderbird Magazine
This semi-annual magazine keeps the worldwide Thunderbird community connected with in-depth features, intriguing profiles, international business trends, alumni updates and institutional news. Do you have an idea to contribute? Please email: magazineeditor@thunderbird.edu.

Thunderbird Digest 
This monthly extension of Thunderbird Magazine features school news, videos, slideshows, business tips and trends, alumni pofiles, and alumni chapter updates. Sent directly to your inbox, the digital publication is a convenient way to check out the latest Thunderbird activities and stay engaged. To receive the newsletter, e-mail: alumni@thunderbird.edu.

My Thunderbird (MTB)
Alumni, faculty, staff and students have access to MTB, an online Intranet tool. Through MTB, you can select a global e-mail address, create a personal and professional profile, search for other T-birds, access Thunderbird and chapter event calendars, and join a discussion group. MTB is your direct link to Thunderbird, no matter where you are located. Access MTB here.

Connections

Thunderbird Mobile App
Thunderbird Mobile allows members of the Thunderbird community to connect with the school and each other no matter where they are in the world. Users of smartphones and other internet capable phones will have access to news and information, global business research and the Thunderbird global community. Visit http://alumni.thunderbird.edu/thunderbird-mobile.

Alumni B2B Directory
Locate T-birds and their businesses by industry, job function, geographic location, product or service, and more via Alumni Biz Direct. Available to all Thunderbird alumni and current students, the directory is a great resource for your business needs and a global networking tool with the best and brightest T-birds. Visit http://alumnibizdirect.thunderbird.edu.

Faculty to Alumni Webcast Series
This webcast series offers alumni a way to stay connected to the school and its faculty and extend learning beyond graduation. Key Thunderbird faculty members present hour-long seminars on global business topics and answer questions posed by alumni. 

Discounts

Whether for business or pleasure, T-birds are people on the go. As alumni, you’ll enjoy discounted products & services to select hotels and condo rentals around the world.

Career and Business Services

The International Business Information Centre (IBIC)
The IBIC is more than a traditional library. It provides students and alumni with access to fully automated and state-of-the-art resources that support your global business research needs. You can access books, journals, periodicals, newspapers in 10 languages, 40 databases, two Bloomberg terminals for financial research, and much more.

Career Management Center (CMC)
Use the CMC resources available to you on MTB to help you enhance or expand your career options. Search job postings from Thunderbird employers and search firms, and access global job databases and resources from career management firms to help in future job searches. Additionally, Thunderbird is a great place to recruit future employees. As alumni established in your careers, consider Thunderbird as a resource for recruiting future global leaders.

Continuing Education

Executive Education Programs - Life Long Learning Opportunities
Thunderbird’s exceptional Executive Education programs offer business professionals short, focused programs on global management topics that can be immediately applied to their business. Alumni receive a 50% discount on the cost of these programs.

Classes in Degree Programs – Travel and Learn
You may remember Thunderbird Winterims/Summerims, the highly-regarded intensive courses held each January and May at Thunderbird and around the world. These 10-15 day courses, led by expert Thunderbird faculty, are designed for in-depth coverage of relevant global business topics. Alumni receive a 30% discount on these programs.

Corporate Programs
Thunderbird Executive Education can help your company and executives unlock their full global potential by creating innovative, holistic, customized learning for your organization. Offerings include: Custom Programs, Thunderbird International Consortia, Research & Consulting, Language & Culture, Global Mindset® programs and the Global Mindset® Inventory – a groundbreaking assessment tool that measures an individual’s ability to succeed in a global marketplace.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office

Terri Nissen, Senior Director Alumni Relations
Terri.Nissen@thunderbird.edu
+1 602 978-7359
Skype: terri.nissen
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For General Information:

E-mail: alumni@thunderbird.edu 
Phone: +1 602 978-7358 or 800 457-6957 (US only)
Fax: +1 602 978-6814