Peace out Ireland

This trip was way better than I could have hoped for.  I never could have imaged the wealth of knowledge I could have gained from this trip.  Culturally I learned so much about the Irish people and their businesses.  I learned how much about how they care about relationships and really getting to know a…

Amazon Presentation

I’m pretty ok at presenting.  I usually do well if I know what I’m talking about and don’t have to worry about the length of the presentation.  I’m good at articulating my points so that it’s simple for everyone to follow.  Additionally, I’m good at keeping the audience focused.  I usually try to keep it…

3 years later

After this experience I am very impressed with Ireland and the city of Dublin.  The Irish government has done a great job rebounding after the 2008 recession.  Just in the past 5 years the whole Docklands area has transformed into a hub for innovation and big multinational businesses. In my opinion if we were to…

Tourism in Ireland

As an American “from the states” in Ireland, I am an import in the Irish economy.  Ireland has many competitive advantages when importing tourists into Ireland.  First off, Ireland is a beautiful country that has nature like I’ve never seen before.  Due to the vast amount of rain the receive the landscape is extremely green…

Food Cloud

Today we visited Food Cloud and Enterprise Ireland. These are two very different companies.  First off, I was very impressed with Food Cloud.  This company is a nonprofit that works to bridge the gap between excess food in grocery stores and the hungry people in homeless shelters.  This company is essentially implementing technology to provide…

Amazon Owns The World

Today we visited Amazon.  My group is in charge of presenting about Amazon so we all came ready with loads of questions and enthusiasm.  When we first got to the right new fancy building the first thing we were told was “no photos could be taken”.  We then had to sign document waivers to be…

The Cliffs

The cliffs of Moher were absolutely amazing. They exceeded expectations and the weather was beautiful.  I personally enjoyed all the birds flying around below the cliffs.  They were huge and the castle at the top was very cool.  One thing I’d like to talk about relating to the cliffs professionally is the fact that there…

Friday Bord Bia

On Friday we had a great tour of Bord Bia.  Bord Bia or Irish Food Board is an Irish semi state agency with the aim of promoting sales of Irish food and horticulture both abroad and in Ireland itself.  Tom Tully and the rest of the crew gave us a neat tour, showed us a…

Strength Finder

I’d like to apologize for the late blog post. My Wi-Fi wasn’t working on my computer.  In terms of strength finder my top five strengths are learner, intellection, analytical, futuristic and achiever.   To start with learner, I love learning new information.  It doesn’t matter what I’m learning I’m interested in almost anything that I don’t…

Day 4 Croke and Craic

Howdy stranger! Today I had the pleasure to tour the historic Croke Park. I learned a great deal about not only the sports of Gaelic football and hurling but also the history of Ireland and how the park operates. The park hold over 80,000 people and is deeply rooted in Irish history and national identity. …

Darren of the Docks

Hiya my fellow colleagues.  Today was a great day!  I learned so much about whisky, economics in Ireland, and how Google operates. I personally enjoyed everything Darren had to say.  The dude is the real deal and knows his stuff.  In 5 years I would definitely look back and think about Darren took us on…

Day 2: Sad times

I’d like to start off this post by saying I had a great night sleep last night.  The bed was pretty legit and I was out. Today we had a great tour of the city of Dublin!  Dr. Sylvie Kleinman our tour guides knows a great deal about Dublin.  I learned a great deal about…

First day in Dublin!

Hello my friends!  I have arrived safely in Dublin!  I got a little bit of sleep on the plane ride to Ireland but it left me feeling exhausted.  We arrived in Ireland in the morning and then went to breakfast at Chorus Cafe and took a tour around Griffith College.  Our apartments we are staying…

McLaughlin goes to Ireland

Hello my friends. My name is Connor McLaughlin.  I am pursuing a study abroad program for a variety of reasons including gaining a global perspective, to learn about new industries, to see new things and to have fun.  The plus3 program is a great opportunity because I can go abroad while still completing an internship…

Meet Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018!

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 during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…