Irish Goodbye

Once I return from a trip, it’s hard to believe the experiences I gained actually happened. Plus3 Ireland was nothing short of an event-filled, successful trip. Going into it, I genuinely did not know what to expect, which could be explained by my poor packing choices. The moment we stepped into the Microsoft headquarters, I…

Wicklow Wonders

After spending a week in Dublin, I was thrilled to explore the rural areas. On Sunday we went to the Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny. It was interesting to observe the differences between Dublin and the places we’ve seen in the past two days. I felt more welcomed in the rural areas that we’ve visited. It’s…

Networking The Right Way

During our guest speaker lecture, Rob Cullen further proved that the key to success in Ireland is the ability to expand your horizon. With his wide range of past careers, it was clear that his biggest strength is networking. Today we had the opportunity to learn from Rob Cullen how to effectively network.  A technique…

Day 9: Visiting Google

What do you think it takes to land a job at Google? Apparently, we’re all a lot more qualified than we would think. When Arthur asked me if I’d want to work at Google, I wanted to doubt myself and say “I could never.” After hearing Arthur and Kelly’s paths to working at Google, I…

Tourism Deja Vu

Visiting a country as a tourist can feel quite strange at times. You feel as if everyone knows it’s obvious you’re an American based on the side of the street you walk on, how you phrase demands to workers, and the inability to take in the beauty with your eyes but rather your iPhone camera….

My anticipation for the Guinness Enterprise Center (GEC) finally ended as we walked into the building of the company my group will be reporting on. Not to be confused with the beer, GEC holds office space for start-up companies in Ireland’s economic hub of Dublin. I’m grateful for the opportunity to visit the site because…

Double the Luck

Would you believe me if I told you we got to know a reality TV star today? Thinkhouse is easily the most interestingly quirky company I’ve had the opportunity to visit. Their company values contrast with the working world we know from old Ireland. Thinkhouse is taking advantage of appealing to younger generations in the…

Enhanced Reality

I have always known Mircosoft as an innovative and intriguing technology company, but most notably for Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Prior to today’s visit, my knowledge ended there. Actually, as I’m writing this I received my daily reminder notification (that I always ignore) that my “Microsoft AutoUpdate” is ready for installation, something I never…

Dublin Day 2

After a long two days of travel and getting settled in, our first day in Dublin has already exceeded my expectations! We began with an amazing breakfast at the cutest cafe and then set off for our two tours. My biggest takeaway from today is that the rumor of Irish people being incredibly friendly is…

Plus3 With Me!

Hello and welcome to the blog of my Plus3 Ireland trip! My name is Mallory Reitz, I was born and raised in a small town east of Pittsburgh. I am currently a junior and will be earning my degree in Finance in December of this year. Outside of the classroom, I’m also involved in Free…