Final Thoughts

Its been about a week since I arrived home in the US, and I already want to go back. I absolutely loved everything about Ireland, from the city to the countryside, it was truly a beautiful place. Something I enjoyed seeing was the vast contrast of technology use within the city versus the countryside. Through…

Day 11, our last day :(

Today’s speaker, Ellie, gave a really interesting presentation about innovation. She specifically talked alot about innovation and how the pandemic has played a major role in it. When she spoke about COVID-19, it made me think of innovation in all of our lives. Due to the pandemic, we have overall become a much cleaner society….

Day 9, Networking Tips

Today’s speaker Rob Cullen was so interesting and his presentation was very contemporary to many of our current lives. Networking is extremely important to help get internships, jobs, and open doors for future opportunities. Two of the best practices in networking are to be concise and be comfortable with talking to strangers. Many working professionals…

Day 7, Sheep Farm & Kilkenny

This weekend was so fun and I am so glad that I got to see different parts of Ireland. Today we were off to Kilkenny and Wicklow, which is a little closer to Dublin, so we could sleep a bit longer, which I was very thankful for since yesterday was such a long day. We…

Day 6: The Cliffs of Moher

Today was an extremely early wake-up call, and I did not feel like getting out of my cozy bed, but it was so worth it! We walked to the bus stop and started our drive to the Cliffs of Moher. Prior to this trip, I was already familiar with the cliffs for two reasons. One…

Day 5, Guinness Storehold

Today was so fun! We first went to breakfast which was great and then we were off to the Guinness Storehouse. I was excited to see the storehouse since Guinness is so famous and associated with Ireland. It was a cool space with a lot of fun displays showing the process of making the beer….

Day 4, the Irish way of thinking

Today was the first day that I am feeling very tired… the day started at breakfast where I got a pancake with Nutella and it was great. Straight from breakfast, we went to Business Enterprise Center which was the company where I am doing my final report on. I liked the company and the space…

Day 3, the docks & ThinkHouse

Today was probably my favorite day yet. We started out with breakfast and I got the full Irish breakfast. It was good, although I was not a huge fan of the beans for breakfast… After breakfast, we did a tour of the docks, where a lot of the tech companies in Dublin are located, with…

Day 2, Microsoft

Today was such a great start to the week! Before visiting Microsoft, I had a few different assumptions. I mainly assumed that it would be a very busy place with lots of employees. I thought this because it is such a large and well-known company, but what we came to find out is that employees…

Day 1, beans for breakfast?

I am so glad to finally be in Ireland! I was super nervous that I would not sleep on the plane ride here, but luckily I did and that was extremely crucial for adjusting to the time change. The past two days have also felt very long, but I am ready to explore the city….

Hi, my name is Claire!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Claire Wilson and I am a current sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh studying marketing and finance. This summer I am doing an internship with Giant Eagle on their customer relations management team. I am extremely excited about this internship and I am looking forward to…