Prospective students experience the 'Thunderbird Mystique' firsthand

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thunderbird School of Global Management’s campus in Glendale is always filled with excitement, but no day rivals the excitement felt on Preview Day. This is when prospective students and their families visit the historic campus to spend a day experiencing the life of a T-bird.

During Preview Day each November, the school inspires people from around the world to visit campus and experience firsthand what global education is all about. The event also allows prospective students to explore the value and adventure that awaits them if they become part of Thunderbird’s 70-year-old, long-standing global network.

Preview Day attendees receive the red-carpet treatment at Thunderbird, with staff current students, faculty and alumni on hand to share what makes Thunderbird a unique, intimate and truly global educational experience.

This year there were 21 countries represented among the attendees.

During the visit, one of the prospective students said, “The diversity on campus was a dream come true for me. I couldn't have been happier with my visit.”

While meeting with faculty, another visitor commented, “The diversity and dedication to academic excellence really draws me. I like the fact that [Thunderbird focuses] on hands-on experiences … and is more than willing to help with getting an internship.”

Preview Day highlights included:

• an overview of Thunderbird’s specialized degree programs and campus life
• networking opportunities with the diverse Thunderbird community
• a catered lunch with faculty and current
• a preview class on “Reputation vs. Brand” presented by acclaimed Thunderbird Professor Richard Ettenson, Ph.D., a recognized expert in brand management, global strategy and marketing

As with all Thunderbird Preview Days, November’s event concluded with a memorable “Regional Night” focused on the Western Hemisphere and hosted by Thunderbird students from around the world. Thunderbird Regional Nights are a long-standing campus tradition showcasing the food, culture and traditional dress of a featured region of the world. November’s event was led by Thunderbird’s African Business Club, Middle Eastern, North African Club (MENA), and Latin American Club. The displays of different cultures were at their peak, as attendees enjoyed the diverse cuisines, music, dances and performances from these global locations.

Visiting Thunderbird’s campus helps prospective students to get a true feel for the "Thunderbird Mystique" and discover what makes Thunderbird a unique social, cultural and educational environment that can launch a global career.

The next Preview Day is March 25, 2017. Register today.