The Last Post

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) For the final time you will be hearing from me, I will be telling you what I will remember from this trip 5 years into the future. I believe the thing I will remember the most is the…

To invest or not to invest

“Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conner McGregor Today we spoke with IDA (Industrial Development Authority). A government organization thats role is primarily to attract foriegn investors or corporations to move to Ireland and place their business there. So listed below are some takeaways…

Do I really Belong Here?

Imposter Syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Today we traveled to a cool company called Workday, while yesterday we had a breath-taking tour of Google. The commonality between the two companies is that…

Googlers and Global Irish Success

“…it is because Irish people are good bullshitters.” -Dr. Daren Kelly Today we visited Google! A dream work place of mine and was very excited to see all the cool places in the building where teamwork, conferences, and some r&r was happening. The building was massive and came with great views of Dublin. The tour…

Discovering Dublin

Sine Metu – latin for without fear, and was John Jameson’s motto which grew him such a large company today and is on the bottles. Howth was our main destination today, a part of Dublin which is located sea side and had amazing sea food. The quaint little area had musicians and small market shop…

Touring the top of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher by the Atlantic sea is shown in the image. As soon as you speak in Ireland, people know you are not Irish. Sometimes even your style will give it away! Ireland is full of history, culture, and plenty of places to eat. Today, we ended up visiting Galway (yes the Ed…

Strength, Skills, and Jameson

John Jameson was a pioneer and created the only whiskey company to survive the depression and prohibition. Today was a very sunny day in Dublin, which is very rare! So, we ended up going to Griffith College and Eaton today. Eaton is all about power management systems, specifically electric, mechanical, and fluid. The CTO even…

Cad a cheapann mé ar Bhaile Átha Cliath

In Gaelic: “What I think of Dublin” The Picture is of Croke Park, the 3rd largest stadium in the EU, and where they play the Gaelic Games of Hurling and Football! We had our first couple of days in Ireland, specifically Dublin, so far and I have noticed many similarities and differences so far. We…

Jaded in Ireland

Jaded (Adj.)- To be physically tired; exhausted Today we arrived in Dublin, Ireland after a flight where most of us slept for the equivalent of two hours of sleep, after a delay with American Airlines yet again. This time they had to hold up the flight for almost an hour as they replaced a part…

GET OUT

Last FULL day in Charlotte, North Carolina we did a team bonding activity… getting locked in a room and attempting to solve puzzles to escape. During this test of knowledge, teamwork, and strength we came to an impasse where we had two three letter words we had to type into a Morris code system, and…

Plus3 Charlotte???

The Plus3 Ireland trip came to a sudden hault when the 6:30 flight out of Charlotte North Carolina was delayed 4 times and then cancelled. Thankfully our trip advisors we’re on top of it and squeezed us into a nice hotel, which became our room for the next couple of days; however, we are all…

Sláinte, Ireland!

Hey everybody, my name is Josh Burgess! I am currently a Junior in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Marketing major, and intend on receiving a certificate of Data Analytics as well. I would love to work in a Marketing related field where I can use my creativity…

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…