Dreaming of Dublin

Looking back on my two weeks in Ireland, I have many fond memories. Within tjose memories, I learned so much, both culturally and professionally, and what I learned has developed myself into a stronger professional and a better individual. The tech industry in Dublin truly blew me away. Companies like Google and Microsoft had breathtaking…

Building a Better Planet

The little time I had left in Ireland began to sink in today. We began the day like usual by getting a hearty breakfast. Then, off to the classroom to put together the final touches on my group’s presentation. Later in the day, we visited the company, FoodCloud. FoodCloud streams donations of excess food from…

Green Pants ≠ Blue Skies

Today, we started our morning with a talk from guest speaker Rob Cullen. Mr. Cullen shared with us the importance of networking and some tips and tricks to make more effective and meaningful connections in our careers. Some universal networking techniques include starting with a handshake and being able to fire off a quick elevator…

“Okay, Google…”

My final week in Ireland started with some free time today. I took advantage of the Dublinia exhibit nearby where we are staying. This exhibit takes visitors through time starting with the origins of Dublin, where Vikings roamed Ireland, then through the middles ages and time of the Black Plague. The exhibit was quite interesting…

Lambs & Lakes

Today was another day where we traveled and got in touch with the outdoors. We started the morning out by visiting a sheep farm, where we learned about the process of raising sheep and training dogs to herd them. Next, we traveled into Glendalough, a former monastery that had some old structures still standing as…

Cross Country Road Trip

This Saturday we got up bright and early and hopped on a bus to travel across the country for a tour of the Cliffs of Moher and the town of Galway. I appreciated the opportunity to be more in touch with nature after our stay in an urban setting so far, so I took the…

Table Manners

We wrapped up this week in Dublin by taking a visit to the Guinness Storehouse this morning. This was a great insight to a brand that is near and dear to many Dubliners. I found it interesting about the process and science behind creation of Guinness and how the company uses special methods such as…

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

This Thursday, we visited the Guinness Enterprise Center, a hub for entrepreneurs in Dublin. The GEC provides office space for startups and scaling companies. They also provide opportunities for star ups to promote themselves and get in front of potential investors. I was very excited to visit here as I have dreams of creating my…

Thinking Outside of the House

Today, we had the pleasure of joining Dr. Kelly, a professor at Griffith College. We toured the financial district areas in downtown Dublin known as the “Google Docks.” Dr. Kelly spoke to the group about the history of business in Ireland and shared some of his own personal experiences in the ever-changing economic climate of…

The Magic of Microsoft

Today, we started our morning by hopping on the Luas tram system and heading over to Microsoft’s European Headquarters. I was unsure what to think of before we arrived. I imagined it being a large building with people packed inside, and not a whole lot of collaboration. I was pleasantly surprised to how welcoming the…

All Around Dublin Town

After a long and (almost) sleepless flight, it was refreshing to experience a new environment and to take in the surroundings of Dublin. The quaint architecture of many of the buildings such as the Christchurch Cathedral, local pubs, houses and others was striking to me as it was quite different than the places I am…

Plus3 Introduction: Nick Mucciola

Hello everyone! My name is Nick Mucciola and I am from Johnstown, PA. I am currently a junior at Pitt majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. On campus, I am a member of the Pitt Sports Analysis Club, Vice President of Marketing for the Sports Business Association,…