Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

The past few weeks have been quite busy on the Thunderbird campus. One of the more significant events was the inaugural Global Business Dialogue, which brought more than 1,000 alumni and distinguished business and social sector leaders from over 50 countries to discuss current global leadership challenges. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

As his MBA programme draws to a close Ryan reflects on the last two years’ of study and is convinced it is the best decision he ever made  Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

With the programme drawing to a close thoughts are naturally turning to life after business school and the job search Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

The summer spent on a technology transfer project was time well spent, allowing a group of MBA students the opportunity to study the technologies and then come up with fresh insights into marketing potential and the steps needed to commercialise the research Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

An internship at a centre for scientific and technological research in Mexico broadens the experience of a group of Thunderbird MBAs Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Competitions allow students to hone their business talents and leverage their findings to help them negotiate Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

MBA students have been overseas to see at first hand how business practices vary Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird students experience at first hand how business is handled around the globe Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Well the trimester is now over and my final group deliverable for my business intelligence capstone course, a client presentation and white paper on the global energy market, was well received by both the client and the professor. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

I am in the final push of the trimester with plenty of projects to complete. My main deliverable is for a local company, which I unfortunately can’t disclose, but I am very excited as my group has been working very hard on it all trimester and our interim presentation was well received. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In my Operations Management class the other day we were talking about the concept of process flow, which my professor likened to the feeling that runners get when everything is functioning on all four cylinders and they feel as if they could go on forever. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Last week was a success in many respects. I was accepted on both the Leadership Edge and Campus Ambassadors programmes and the MBA Fair in Los Angeles allowed me to meet and network with some of my top target companies. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

The trimester is in full gear and that means the library is now my official second place of residence. As I sit here on this lovely Sunday you would think they were giving away something judging by the attendance. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

As I prepare to return to classes I have been working to complete all the last minute details so that I am fresh and ready to go.  Since I have been fortunate to have the last month free in between my internship and the start of the new trimester I have been focusing on my job search, including which employers to target and which job fairs to attend in the fall. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Having spent the last 13 weeks at Gaia Development performing my internship, I had mixed feelings in leaving. I had become very close with my colleagues and was sad to leave them. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

It is hard to believe that I have almost finished my internship at Gaia Development, a consulting company specialising in Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and sustainability consulting located in Marina Del Rey, CA. Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

If there is one piece of advice I can give you regarding the MBA experience it is that what feels like over-preparation is usually just enough. Read more