By William Keiper, 1980 Thunderbird graduate
You’ve got the job! After the euphoria, congratulations and champagne have become a nice memory, Day One looms ahead. Exciting, yes! But also a bit intimidating. You might be wondering to yourself, “How can I really show my stuff? How can I make a contribution right away, to prove that I am what they thought I would be?” The traditional approach is to keep a low profile, get the “lay of the land” and proceed cautiously. Tens of thousands of MBA grads have done it this way. However, the so-called traditional rules of work are under major revision and newly minted Thunderbirds can be in the vanguard of creating new ones. Here are five proven ways to have an impact from Day One.
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