Best Mems

At this point, the Ireland Plus3 trip has concluded and I have spent a full day back at home in the Unites States. There are so many things that I am able to reflect on from the trip to Ireland, but I would say the largest thing is that the rest of the world is…

Thank you, Ireland!

During our last full day in Ireland, we went to Microsoft for our final site visit for our study abroad trip. Their headquarters has a modern open concept design. The employee population is very young and diverse which makes the work environment extremely interesting and fun. Overall, I have loved my time studying abroad in…

Final Blog Post: Goodbye Ireland

Sadly, our trip to Ireland has come to an end and I am currently typing this from my kitchen table in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. When looking back at the past few weeks, I know I will always remember this trip and be able to look back on it my whole life. I’m thankful that I had…

Cheers to Dublin

I’ve had the opportunity to travel quite extensively, but I think our Plus3 program will be one of the most memorable. This has been my first time traveling in a similar way to business. I’ve never held a job or internship in a different city from where I live, nor have I gone to the…

Business Ventures in Dublin

Over the past 10 days, I was able to see Dublin through various lenses. From governmental agencies we were introduced to big ideas for an even more prosperous future for the city, but on the flip side we explored the sensitivity of Dublin’s economic past. Business is drawn to Dublin, and the other developing cities…

Five years from now…

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Today is the last day of our trip! Everyone was very sad to leave Ireland and each other. No more Siroos breakfasts, no more Wild Rover bus naps, no more Griffith College and CAPA, no more Warhol soup cans, no more…

The Last Post

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) For the final time you will be hearing from me, I will be telling you what I will remember from this trip 5 years into the future. I believe the thing I will remember the most is the…

To Invest or Not Invest

Hello! The past day was filled with presentations and class time. We were fortunate enough to have Raymond Bowe from IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Authority) speak to us. He was extremely knowledgeable, with over 30 years of experience in his industry. IDA is responsible for the attraction and retention of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) into…

DUBlin

Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Bowe from IDA visited our class at Griffith College to discuss investment in Ireland in which he laid out many pros and cons relevant to the act of investing. It seemed that the pros outweighed the cons, but that may just be a bias of him working for the company that works…

Would you Invest in Ireland?

I can’t believe our trip to Dublin, Ireland is almost over and we’ll be heading to the airport tomorrow morning. Yesterday after presenting our final group projects, we had Raymond Bowe give a guest lecture to our class. Raymond Bowe has been working for Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for 30 years and told us all…

To invest or not to invest

“Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conner McGregor Today we spoke with IDA (Industrial Development Authority). A government organization thats role is primarily to attract foriegn investors or corporations to move to Ireland and place their business there. So listed below are some takeaways…

Workday and imposter’s syndrome

Today we visited Workday and listened to employees who held 3 very different positions. One belonged to HR, another to marketing and the third was an engineer. Workday is an incredible company and was rated the best in Ireland and ranks very high in the States as well. If I were in their position, at…

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Hello everyone! Today we spent our morning touring the European HQ for Workday Inc. This company sells cloud-based applications for human resources and finance. They provide software as a service (SAAS) model, allowing many different functions to be housed under one roof. Their Dublin office is extremely diverse with about 1000 employees and more than…

A Workday in Dublin

Hello! Another day, another adventure. We had a site visit at Workday, which was voted as one of the top companies to work for in Ireland and globally. Workday offers enterprise-level software solutions for financial management, human resources, and planning. I really liked the visit because the workplace truly cared about their employees. Just look…

Idk what is happening

The Imposter Syndrome has been mentioned by three unrelated people in the last two days. These people range from a Google Worker, a College Professor, and the CEO of a corporation here in Ireland. Two common factors between all of these people is that they are all very successful and have all experienced the Imposter…

“Imposter Syndrome”

On our site visit today with Workday. It is an ERP system for finance, human resources, and planning. We heard one of the workers mention imposter syndrome, which we also heard one of the workers at Google mention. The imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt themselves…

Do I really Belong Here?

Imposter Syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Today we traveled to a cool company called Workday, while yesterday we had a breath-taking tour of Google. The commonality between the two companies is that…

What’s Up, Doc?

On Monday we the first place we visited was Trinity College, the architecture of the buildings were fantastic. My biggest question was if tourist walk in-and-out of the courtyard constantly, because if so, that would be annoying to me if I attended this college. At Trinity, we met Dr. Darren Kelly and he gave us…

The Dr. Is In

Dr. Darren Kelly, a graduate of Saint Patrick’s college and current international lecturer. His qualifications online do not seem to list the American schools he went to, neither do they list studies at the Dublin schools he spoke on. Nonetheless, he seemed at the levels of a Dublin equivalent Stanford professor as he stated. Also,…

Seeing a new side, Dockside

Our trip is really flying by, but in the short time we’ve been here we have seen and learned a lot about Ireland. We have been able to learn a lot about different businesses, both private and government run, as well as explore the city. We have interacted with a lot of natives and from…