I’ll miss you Dublin

Our time in Dublin has officially ended. The past 2 weeks absolutely flew by and I wish we had more time! Even though the trip is still fresh in my mind, I already know what I will takeaway from this trip and remember 5 years down the road. First, the site visits and day trips….

Invest Ireland!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Bowe from IDA. The IDA is the Industrial Development Authority. The IDA tries to attract foreign investors and businesses to come to Ireland. After hearing the presentation, I found the following “Pros” and “Cons” of this proposal. Pros Workforce that is young, educated and diverse Lots…

Not your typical WorkDay

Twice now, during our site visits, we have heard of business professionals dealing with the “imposter syndrome”. Azeez from Google mentioned it yesterday and today, Helene from WorkDay mentioned it. This can be a common phenomenon based on the environment of your work. Both Google and WorkDay are very innovative, young companies that recruit highly…

At the Docks with the Dr.

Today we had the privilege of doing a walking tour through the Docklands with Dr. Darren Kelley. He was extremely insightful and used personal history when explaining the econonic growth of Dublin over the years. One of the main reasons for the sudden economic boom in Ireland was the availability of young, educated, white collar…

Howth did I get here?

Today we traveled to Howth for the afternoon and spent a couple of relaxing hours walking around, enjoying the scenic views and getting a delicious fresh seafood meal. In order to get to Howth we had to take a bus, walk and take a train.  I believe that I would’ve been able to navigate to…

Howth did I get here?

Today we traveled to Howth for the afternoon and spent a couple of relaxing hours walking around, enjoying the scenic views and getting a delicious fresh seafood meal. In order to get to Howth we had to take a bus, walk and take a train. I believe that I would’ve been able to navigate to…

All the way to Galway

Another busy day in Ireland but instead of going to site visits, we went full tourist. We drove across Ireland early Saturday morning to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Surprisingly, it was not rainy and was perfect weather to take in the natural beauty of the Cliffs. I visited tourismireland.com to explore how Ireland…

“The hardest thi​n​g about innovation is innovation”

Today we had a site visit with Eaton. I was surprised to find out exactly how many products Eaton produces in order to make power mamagment technology that is safe, efficient and reliable. During our visit, we were split into 3 groups and spent 45 minutes trying to brainstorm methods to how artificial intelligence could…

Familiarizing myself with Dublin

After spending a couple of days here in Dublin, I have developed a few initial impressions of the area compared to the US. My first impression of Dublin… it rains… A lot. I have noticed that the food proportions are much larger here than the US. I have eaten at 3 places now and have received…

Enterprise Ireland!

After a long night of traveling, we finally arrived in Dublin early Wednesday morning! We started our first day here in Dublin by visiting Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland is a government run organization that help start-up companies (specifically tech companies) grow by helping with funding, exporting, research & development and providing industry expertise. The 5…

Trying to “GET OUT” of Charlotte

Last night we all decided to go to an escape room in the mall. I was excited because I’ve heard about them but have never actually gone myself. The 15 of us split up into 3 groups of 5. My group (Myself, Keith, Josh, Abbey, and Michelle) did the “Do not disturb” room, where we…

3 hours… 3 days in Charlotte

Once our 3-hour layover in Charlotte turned into a 3-day layover, we found ourselves looking for things to do with no agenda. However, there is still plenty to take away from the situation, especially with business in mind. We have encountered numerous businesses in the past couple of days and can take away the specific…

Off to Ireland!

Hey everyone, my name is John Fitch and I am a Sophomore here at Pitt. I am a Supply Chain Management and Marketing double major with an Economics minor. I am really excited about this opportunity to study abroad in Ireland for 2 weeks this summer. This is such a unique program and I realize…

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…