Ireland Day 13

My overall personal highlights from our trip were visiting the Cliffs of Moher and getting to know more people in the business school. The Cliffs were by the far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in nature. As far as meeting business students, none of the people that I am close with at…

Ireland Day 12

On Friday we ended our trip with team presentations regarding the site visit that we visited an were assigned to talk about. Presentations are certainly not one of my strong suits. I always get extremely nervous when speaking in front of a group regardless of how many times I have done it in my life….

Ireland Day 11

Over the past two weeks we have learned a variety of things pertaining to business in Ireland and the country as a whole. The main area that seems to be continuing to grow is the technology sector of the country. If we were to come back after 3 years, I think that technology in Dublin…

Ireland Day 10

On our trip so far we have discussed various business activities, but I never thought of ourselves as part of the “importation of tourists”. This is a concept that never came to mind but is very relevant to Ireland as a country. Ireland has many different competitive advantages when it comes to tourists. The biggest…

Ireland Day 9

  Today we visited Food Cloud and Enterprise Ireland. While I enjoyed both tours, they were very different from each other. Food Cloud was the first that we visited and it was different from any company we have visited so far in my opinion. It was really interesting to see the warehouse full of food…

Ireland Day 8

Today we did a site visit at Amazon. After visiting Google last week, I was expecting a laid back experience since that is what Google provided. Contrary to my thoughts going in, Amazon was very strict. We had to be checked in upon entering and were not allowed to be alone at any point. I…

Ireland Day 7

Today we went on a full day trip to the Cliffs of Moher! This was by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in nature. We had absolutely perfect weather and were able to fully enjoy the beauty of the cliffs. This is a place that I definitely want to visit again someday!…

Ireland Day 6

Over the course of our various site visits, it has been made clear that “Ireland Inc.” is definitely real. While at Bord Bia yesterday Ireland Inc. was referenced again and it was obvious that Bord Bia was on board with the idea. Ireland Inc. is the idea of hiring Irish workers, promoting Irish companies, and…

Ireland Day 5

Navigating a new country for the first time entails using many different parts of my personality and decision making. I have certainly used my top 5 strengths from the strengthsfinder on my trip so far in various different ways! Competition, maximizer, strategic, significance and positivity are my five strengths. Through the use of these strengths…

Ireland Day 4

We have now spent four full days in Ireland! Through my observations so far, there have been several different items that comprise Irish national identity. One of the big things that I have seen so far from touring various businesses is that most people here are type A-, as stated by our tour guide. By…

Ireland Day 3

Today we got the chance to visit three different places! I really enjoyed all three of them but if I had to choose the one that I will still be thinking about in five years it would definitely be Google. We learned so many different things at Google all of which I found to be…

Ireland Day 2

Today we did a historical tour of Dublin. Dr. Sylvie Kleinman, our tour guide, spoke to us about various topics some of which are shameful to the Irish. It seemed as though when she came upon a subject that made her uncomfortable, she wanted to breeze over and it move onto Irish history that made…

Ireland Day 1

Day 1 of being in Ireland was great! After a long day of traveling we were able to walk around and explore Dublin.  I noticed that everyone here is very nice and talkative, which I expected for the most part. There were a few things pertaining to food that surprised me. For instance, I learned…

Dublin, here I come!

Hello! My name is Demi Kuczala. I am currently a junior Human Resources Management and Marketing double major. I am the setter on the Pitt Women’s Club Volleyball Team as well as a member of the Human Resources Management Club. I started my college career off as a setter for the University of Pittsburgh at…

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…