Some of you have lived in small villages tucked far away in the world; some of you have worked in bustling cities as leaders of global companies; and others have taken a dream and transformed it into a thriving business. But no matter what path you have traveled in life, part of your journey was spent with Thunderbird.
Share these experiences with the next generation of T-birds by joining your local alumni chapter on March 6 for Thunderbird’s seventh annual Super First Tuesday event. Also, if you know someone who would make a good T-bird, invite them to join you.
The event is organized and promoted by the Thunderbird Recruiting Team and Alumni Relations to give prospective students a unique opportunity to gain firsthand insights from T-birds on how a Thunderbird education has led them to a wide variety of careers and life experiences. The event’s primary organizer is Bell Benjapatanamongkol ‘08, Global Community Engagement Manager.
“Super First Tuesday gives the alumni the opportunity to contribute to the school in a way other than financially, which is especially significant to recent graduates who may not be able to give back in other ways,” said Director of Admissions Jay Bryant ’04. “Their comments, insight, and support at the event can help us bring the best and brightest global minds to Thunderbird.”
Last year, 76 chapters participated in the event along with nearly 360 prospective students. This year, various Thunderbird staff will attend events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Salt Lake City, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Phoenix.
Hong Kong Chapter Leader and Thunderbird Alumni Network Board member Kevin Rohrer ’82 has organized numerous Super First Tuesdays at his chapter and knows how powerful the event is.
“Seeing the alumni network in action can make the difference for an MBA candidate who is choosing between Thunderbird and another top tier school,” Rohrer said.
In fact, more than 80 percent of Thunderbird’s current students first learned about the school through a friend, colleague or family member – who is often a Thunderbird graduate.
Washington D.C. Chapter leader and Thunderbird Alumni Network Board Member Jean-Christophe Deverines ‘00 said that he is expecting over 80 attendees to his Super First Tuesday event, which will be held at The International Trade Center.
“The alumni body is what makes up the fabric of a school. It shapes networking, aids in career advancement, and is ultimately the embodiment of the Spirit of the school,” Deverines said. ”It all starts with recruiting students, and Super First Tuesday is a unique opportunity for alumni to contribute to shaping the school’s profile and to further the Thunderbird spirit.”
Specific information can be found on your local chapter page on MTB and here
Please contact Bell Benjapatanamongkol ‘08 at email@example.com if you would like to get involved with your Super First Tuesday chapter event.