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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Team Bonding Makes for Productive Diverse Teams

In today’s day and age, globalization has dominated the workforce. Especially as a product of the pandemic, work settings have changed extensively and online communication venues like Zoom have made global communication and teamwork more accessible. Thus, It is important for professionals to be able to function and communicate effectively as a member of a…

Global Communication -Blog Post 2

Some of the challenges involved in establishing and maintaining effective communication is the language barriers, cultural differences, and different kinds of connections. Coming from different countries it is apparent that there will be issues with speaking different languages. For example our company name is “Saùde” and I had to translate it online and Arthur had…

Zoomin to South America

Hello, My name is Price Marlow and I am a rising sophomore at the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh in the class of 2024. As a student of the College of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, I am currently “business undecided” leaning towards either Marketing or Information systems. I am…

Plus3 Program: Introduction!

Hi! My name is Ivy Chang, and I’m from Downingtown, Pennsylvania which is located just outside of Philadelphia. I am currently pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. As I am currently a Sophomore, I have spent the majority of my time at Pitt fulfilling the requirements for my…

About Me

Hi! My name is Julia Haber and I am currently an incoming sophomore Pitt Business student. My major is global management and my minor is Spanish.My future career goals include getting my MBA in Business  and becoming fluent in Spanish. After that I would love to start my own international company preferably cosmetic based. I…

Thomas Angelo Scholarship Thank You Note

I would like to thank Thomas Angelo Honors Scholarships for providing me with a scholarship to assist my participation on the Plus 3 Vietnam program. Your generous donation allowed me to have the opportunity to learn and experience so many new things. I was able to travel with my peers in the College of Business…