Follow Pat Tenneriello, Director at The MBA Tour, Inside Campus #INSIDECAMPUS as he visits business schools across the United States with our CEO and Managing Director, Peter von Loesecke.
Pat graduated with an MBA from McGill University in 2012. As Director at The MBA Tour, Pat manages client relations in North America and Europe as well as leads events in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US.
My next visit was with Thunderbird School of Global Management at their Phoenix campus, a short drive from Tempe. Thunderbird is the oldest and largest graduate school for international business in the United States. It is truly an international business school, with campuses across the globe in Latin America, Switzerland, and Russia in addition to their US-based Phoenix location.
I met with Katie Zamejtis-Brown, Associate Director of Global Recruitment at the Thunderbird School of Global Management (pictured below). After our meeting, I had a bit of time to explore campus and enjoy the beautiful Phoenix weather!
Thunderbird had some fun activities going on while I was visiting. I saw flyers posted across campus advertising a "Mr. and Mrs Thunderbird" event, one of many advertisements for upcoming events hosted by students that weekend. Never a dull moment at Thunderbird!
Fun Facts About Thunderbird:
- Ranked the #1 International MBA by US News in 2014
- The 2013 student body at Thunderbird represented 67 countries, 43% from the US and 57% from foreign countries.
- Students, also known as 'T-birds', are very involved in campus life. Thunderbird offers over 60 professional, regional, and social clubs for students to choose from.
- Thunderbird has a bar on campus! The Thunderbird Pub is a popular spot for T-birds to hang out. I unfortunately didn't have time to check it out.
- Thunderbird hosts Regional Nights, which are "energetic, creative events that feature the food, drink, fashion, culture and entertainment from a particular region of the world." This really embraces the diverse culture that makes up Thunderbird's student body!