Cheers Ireland

I’m writing this blog in the Dublin airport to sadly head back to Pittsburgh. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this program and I wish I still had more time to visit companies, interact with the Irish people and spend more time with my friends that I’ve made on this trip. I’ve learned a lot…

Invest in Ireland

It’s hard to believe we already completed our final presentations yesterday. Time has gone by so incredibly fast during this program probably because we’ve been on the go the entire trip. I enjoyed researching FoodCloud, the social enterprise we visited last week, for the group presentation. We delivered a PESTLE analysis of the company to…

Have You Experienced Imposter Syndrome?

Today we visited Workday, a large company that provides a single system for finance, HR and planning. Helena talked to our group about imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you do not belong and you’re not good enough and you do not deserve to be where you are today. This is the second…

Creativity and Communication: The Growth of Ireland

We met with Dr. Darren Kelley at Trinity College today to gain a better understanding of the rapid transformation that Ireland has undergone in just twenty years. We took a tour through the Docklands and he showed us pictures of the Docklands of what it looked like just 2 decades before. To give you a…

IMMA Traveler

Today we visited Howth, a small fishing village east of Dublin. We enjoyed a seafood lunch and walked around the local market. Our advisors took us there by bus and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) and then we had free time for the rest of the day. A group of us visited IMMA (Ireland Museum…

Exploring Moher of Ireland

We traveled the entire width of Ireland! Today we explored the Barack Obama Plaza, Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Our first stop was a rest stop breakfast opportunity. But this stop was actually interesting because it is named the Barack Obama Plaza. I walked in expecting just a normal rest stop but the first…

Change the World

Today was another great day in Dublin! We had class at Griffith college and then we visited Eaton. Eaton is a power management company that has been around for 111 years. They had about 21.6 billion dollars in sales in 2018. I was surprised to find out they also have 600 sites worldwide and they…

Irish Pride

It’s day two in Ireland and I am thoroughly enjoying every day since we’ve been here. Every company that we have visited has been incredibly interesting to learn about. The Irish people are personable, welcoming and funny. I remember when I first landed in Dublin I was just plain tired. That quickly changed because as…

Start a Business in Ireland

We finally made it to Ireland! After arriving in Ireland, we had the opportunity to visit Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland, “Where innovation means business”, is a government-owned organization that helps businesses to startup, innovate and grow. They offer many different ways to support businesses. This includes funding support, export assistance, supports to develop competitiveness, incentives…

Let’s BREAKOUT of Charlotte

Day 2 in Charlotte. To start out the day we had an interesting informative bus tour of the city. It’s a beautiful city and in a future blog, I’ll be comparing Charlotte to Dublin. After the tour, we did an escape room called Breakout Charlotte. I’ve only done one escape room before so I’ve been…

A Sunny Surprise

Surprise! “Welcome to Plus3 Charlotte”. Our trip to Charlotte has been extended to 3 days instead of a few hours. Our flight to Dublin, Ireland was cancelled. In the meantime, we have been able to interact with many businesses while exploring Charlotte. Specifically, we’ve had many experiences with companies’ customer service. American Airlines seemed to…

See You Soon, Dublin!

Hi everyone! My name is Carlye Mitnick and I am a junior at the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania which is about 30 minutes North of Pitt. I’ve been a Pitt fan and going to Pitt football and basketball games ever since I…

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…