We are here

I want to first thank you everyone who made these 3 weeks the best virtual internship it could have been. I want to first thank Campus B and all of the staff from Campus B who worked tirelessly to make this project the best It can be. Also, I want to thank the staff at…

Final Takeaways

       Some lessons I learned throughout this experience are patience, better collaboration skills, and learning how to do background research on things that I didn’t understand, and the different styles of business. The lectures in the beginning of the program helped me better understand how business is done in different countries and what countries value an…

The End of an Unforgettable Experience

Looking back on this experience, I am so grateful that I got to participate in this culturally-immersive and educational program. I have learned more about collaborating cross-culturally in the past four weeks that I had my entire life before Plus3 Global Projects. This was a great opportunity to form new relationships, gain consultation experience, and…

The Final Blog Post: A Reflection Of The Plus 3 Global Project

As the Plus 3 Global Project draws to a close, I have been asked to take some time and reflect on some of the key lessons that I have learned during this unique experience. If I were to write about everything I have learned from the last 3 weeks, I would be writing multiple blog…

Plus3 2021: A Final Goodbye

After a hectic and busy month working through the case competition I feel that I have learned a great deal from my experience with the Plus3 program. Whether that experience be what it is like performing a consulting job for a company or what it is like to communicate and build relationships with those from…

Thanks for Everything Plus3

It seems like it was just a little bit ago that I was writing my initial blog post before starting this program. I remember sitting and wondering what exactly the program would entail and what my classmates would be like. It is safe to say that the month of May has definitely flown by and…

Plus3 Global Projects: The Finale

Wow. I can not believe we are already done. This project has been an amazing experience and I am beyond blessed to have worked with such amazing people. I have learned so much and felt like this experience has taught me so much. One of the first key lessons was that even though in a…

Plus3 Global Projects: The Curtain has Closed

Through this whole day, I’ve been reflecting upon my experience with the Pitt Plus3 Global Projects program that came to a close early this morning. It was so great to hear the presentations the other groups had been working on, as this was really the first time I had heard any of their ideas and…

Final Thoughts On the Plus3 Program

The Plus3 Project taught me a lot about teamwork in a virtual and multicultural setting. I got the opportunity to work with team members from multiple different countries and approach a consulting case for a business outside of America with unique cultural and geographical demands. I felt that I was able to take away a…

Zooming to the End: A Goodbye to Plus3 Global Projects

Welcome to my fourth and final blog post of my Plus3 Global Projects journey! These past three and a half weeks have been a blast. From educational to transformative, there are an unlimited number of words that I could use to describe this project.  I am sad today that this will be the last list…

Working Over a Virtual Setting

Over the duration of this month, working with a cross cultural team has proved to have a few challenges along the way. The initial challenge was getting to know my teammates over such an isolating setting. Sometimes through Zoom I have found that it is hard to get to know someone’s personality and what they…

One Week Left! My Experience With PLUS 3 So Far

As we finish off another week of the PLUS 3 Global Project, I can’t help but reflect on the time I’ve spent so far. As we near the final week of the program, all of the teams are in full work mode as we prepare our project reports and presentations for the final case competition….

Establishing Trust and Motivation

Virtual workplaces, like anything, have their pros and cons. They facilitate quick and multichannel communication in this day and age in which people consult their technology upwards of ten hours a day. They increase accessibility and availability as in the case of the Plus3 Program: teammates who are unable to travel due to the pandemic…

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

As we enter the final week of Plus3 Global Projects, it is hard to believe how far my team, Students United, has come. As with any experience meeting new people, our first team meeting was filled with awkward silences. This was amplified by the virtual setting of Zoom, where hiding is as easy as clicking…

Communication Through the Wire

After coming up on the end of the third week of the Plus3 I feel confident in my ability to communicate and work with my team in this virtual environment. But this came with some obstacles to overcome before I was able start completing the case project efficiently and at a level of quality that…

Building a Family within Zoom

Working on this cult-culturally has been a unique experience and I am so happy I go to be a part of this experience. It has taught me so many ways on how to work with team members in a virtual setting. Though there was a multitude of challenges to begin with, we have all come…

Plus3 Global Projects: Approaching the Final Week

After coming up on what is now three weeks of working with my team, Global CBPU, I’ve been able to recognize some of the challenges we have as a group as well as realize those I’m having of my own. Overall, I’m very proud of how well our team has worked together so far, and…

In the Home Stretch

If I have to be perfectly honest the most challenging thing about this whole experience has been working virtually. It is already hard enough working with someone from a different culture whose norms and way of communication are different from yours, but the virtual element adds a completely different challenge. Like I said previously in…

Cross-Culture Experience

What is challenging about working cross-culturally in a virtual setting is the amount of time needed for a translation of a discussion, language barrier, and time differences. When one of the discussions was going on I was trying to understand what was going on really hard. It was really difficult due to the fact that…

Trust: The Key to Teamwork

Say hello to my third blog post! It is hard to believe that there is only one more week left with my team and the Plus3 Global Projects community. This past week has included educational company talks and time to really develop our team’s project report and presentation. Some of the moments over this past…