Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

In a world where you can be or do almost anything, choose to leave your comfort zone. Being that this was my first time ever being abroad, it was anything but a dull moment. As the dust has died down from all the travel mayhem, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about fruity pancakes, getting…

An Irish Farewell

On our last day in Ireland, we had a guest speaker, Ellie Doyle, who gave us a talk on “Where is Innovation Going?” In her lecture, she touched on how COVID-19 has prompted innovation to reinvent itself and become a necessity for many businesses alike. She also prompted how innovation in terms of the way…

Networking Hotline

In yesterday’s lecture, our group had the chance to hear from guest lecturer, Rob Cullen. With over 10 years of experience at the Chamber of Commerce as well as recently becoming the Director of Business Development at Noel Group, Rob Cullen has spent a lot of time navigating the business field as well as gaining…

Back to Baaa-siness!

If you are thinking sheep, you are correct! Sunday’s day trip was full of sheep and of course, more nature sights to see! I especially excited when our first stop of the day was to a sheep farm and dog trials site. Located at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, Annamoe Village is home to…

Some Mohr Sleep Please!

On yesterday’s day trip, our group had the opportunity to go to on tour of the Cliff’s of Mohr as well as the city of Galaway. The day started off bright and early to catch our tour bus and off we were to our first stop: the Cliff’s of Mohr! With this being one of…

The Truth About Guinness

Being true tourists, we toured the one and only Guinness Storefront located here in Dublin. This morning’s site visit was on the more untraditional side in comparison to our past site tours, but equally as important for learning the context of business, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as dimensions of high/low culture. After touring, I…

Blooming With Success

Today, I passed many flower stands on my walk to the third site tour, Guinness Enterprise Center (GEC), and on my shopping excursion throughout shopping area, Grafton Street. As one who loves plants and flowers, I of course stopped to admire them and as one may say, “stop and smell the roses.” At surface level, I…

A Blast From the Past, a Trip to the Future

Today’s excursions had one reoccurring theme: past and future. On today’s agenda, we attended a walking tour of the Docklands Financial District with our tour guide being Dr. Darren Kelly. Out of all the tours we’ve experienced thus far, this one has been by far my favorite. Dr. Kelly was a great guide as he…

Next Stop, Microsoft

Day 2 was nothing shy of a boring adventure. In fact, we started the day off bright and early at 7:30 AM! My family reading my blogs will probably get a good chuckle out of this one as they know I am not an early riser by any means, but I digress. Unlike the day…

Cheers, It’s Ireland Time!

It is surreal that we have finally made it to Dublin, Ireland! I have to keep rubbing my eyes to believe that I am finally here. It seems like just yesterday I was talking about going abroad. During my travels, I had the opportunity to get to know the other members traveling with me. Embarrassingly,…

Small Town Girl Abroad: About Me!

Hi, my name is Rachel LaRocca! I am currently a junior here at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing my Bachelor’s in Marketing and Psychology. With both disciplines, I am seeking to combine my passion for helping others with my love for business. Outside the classroom, I am actively involved around campus. At Pitt, I am…