Chapter events

Many Thunderbird Alumni Network chapters host monthly social hours in cities around the world, usually held on the first Tuesday of each month. In addition to First Tuesdays, chapter events include a variety of social, recreational, cultural and community service events that build social connections among alumni and provide you with opportunities for unique entertainment.

For a comprehensive schedule of alumni activities in your area, check with your local Chapter Leader by logging on to My Thunderbird and visiting your local chapter’s web page.

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Thunderbird Career Services Webinar

On June 20, Guy Groff, Associate VP of Career Development, and Michael Seaver ‘10, Director of Alumni Career Services, hosted a webinar for alumni about the career support and services available to them through Thunderbird’s Career Management Center. Watch the webinar »

2015 ThunderCruise

Book your travel now for a Thunderbird alumni reunion at sea Feb. 14-19, 2015. 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. The event is a school-sponsored “off-shore homecoming” organized by a group of alumni that vows to create an extraordinary experience for the school’s biggest asset — it’s alumni community.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep 15 to Sep 17
    Sep 15 to Sep 17

    Leading Teams for Strategic Results addresses three essential skills (strategic project management, project leadership, and cross-cultural leadership) and is designed to teach participants how to lead as both a strategist and a tactician, to influence and motivate across functions, companies and country cultures, and to help participants learn to uncover and leverage differences within diverse project teams.

  • Sep 21 to Oct 2
    Sep 21 to Oct 2

    This nine-day advanced program provides an unparalleled forum for global business leaders to discuss challenges and solutions across industries, functions and cultures, learning as much from each other as from Thunderbird's top strategy, finance and leadership faculty.

  • Oct 6 to Oct 8
    Oct 6 to Oct 8

    The program is designed for executives actively engaged in negotiating projects, contracts or business strategies and working with people from different cultural backgrounds. Two self-assessment instruments are included in this program: the Cultural Orientation Indicator and Thunderbird's Global Mindset Inventory.

  • Oct 6
    Oct 6

    Thunderbird Online's facilitated online professional development programs are available to global business professionals around the world. These top-ranked programs are accessible, convenient and up-to-date with the most insightful global business content from the world's #1 ranked school in international business. The uniquely flexible online continuing education programs, combined with unmatched global business content, ensure you are fluent in the language of global business. Thunderbird Online's professional development programs provide you with a comprehensive education in core global business concepts to broaden your global mindset, sharpen global skills and enhance your marketability.

  • Oct 8 to Oct 10
    Oct 8 to Oct 10

    Najafi Global Mindset Institute has developed a program to certify individuals to administer and to debrief the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) survey and results.

    The GMI is the premier assessment tool developed by Najafi Global Mindset Institute to help determine a global leader?s ability to be better prepared for the opportunities, risks and challenges that come from working with the cultures of a globalized business market.

    GMI Certified Facilitators Program participants will gain a thorough understanding of the Global Mindset Inventory survey, be able to administer the survey to others, and facilitate feedback sessions and present guidelines on how to interpret one?s own GMI score.

  • Oct 22 to Oct 24
    Oct 22 to Oct 24

    Join us for Thunderbird's most valuable annual recruiting event. Gain access to students in a given focus area or specialization, and take part in our Career Fair to find top talent. There are no classes during Professional Development week, ensuring students are focused on recruiting and available for interviews. The entire week is set up as a one-stop-show for recruiters, with corporate presentations on Wednesday, Career Fair on Thursday and candidate interviews on Friday. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.