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…

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…

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…

Dublin Doesn’t Have Dunkin’ Donuts :(

Today we walked throughout Trinity College and the Docklands with Dr. Darren Kelly who shared his personal experiences during Dublin’s economic expansion. Dr. Kelly first explained that out of high school, he did not go to college because it was not enforced in the Irish Education System as it is in the States. It was…

This week is DARTing by

Being that I have never been in a foreign country, I did not know if I would have a hard time navigating the city and if I would have to rely on others to do so. I was unsure about navigation signage and if specific buildings would stand out in making the process of navigating…

Moher Time??

Yesterday we spent the day at the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. The Cliffs could be considered one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the world as we know it today while Galway is a fun place to eat and snap a few pictures just to say you have been there. On the Irish…

Beaten at Eaton

Yesterday we attended Eaton where CTO Ramanath Ramakrishnan spoke about how his company innovates in a time where it seems that is the only way to remain successful in our rapid-growing technological world that we live in. As an HR major, I never considered innovation to be a part of my future career. Yet, after…

Ate a Spanish Omelette…in Dublin #cultured

When first landing in Dublin, I looked out the window from my middle section aisle seat to see nothing but empty green fields and it did not even look as if we had left Pennsylvania. Being my first time out of the country, I had always wondered if foreign air would smell different, if I…

Let’s “Startup” This Trip

Enterprise Ireland is a government-run organization that invests in ideas to create start-ups throughout the country of Ireland. During the presentation, I kept thinking back to the TV show Shark Tank to get a better understanding of what they do; the only difference is that Enterprise Ireland does not keep capital brought in by the…

Seriously, who puts shampoo in the fridge??

From personal experience, I knew that I would not be of much help to my group within the escape room as I am just no good at seeking and interpreting clues. I looked to my Strengthsfinder results to pinpoint what I am good at so I could use them to contribute to the tasks within…

American (doesn’t c)Airlines

After an unexpected eight-hour delay at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and ultimately a flight cancellation, Plus3-Dublin has temporarily turned into Plus3-Charlotte. In our time so far in Charlotte, we have interacted with multiple large corporations performing business functions in very differing ways. For example, American Airlines people management compared to that of Hyatt Place could…

Let The Shenanigans Begin!

Hi everyone! My name is Abbey Vinisky and I am from Jenners, Pennsylvania which is about two hours east of Pittsburgh. I knew from a young age that I wanted to go to school in Pittsburgh and so when it came time to pick a University, I chose the one in the heart of the…

Meet Plus3 Ireland 2019!

Welcome to the Ireland Plus3 Transfer Study Abroad Program! During their two week program in Dublin, Ireland, students will explore globalization through the technology and innovation industries. Plus3 Transfer participants will have the chance to be immersed in Irish culture through the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…