Ireland: The Final Blog

So my time in Ireland has sadly come to an end. It was an experience filled with a lot of unexpected turns, cool visits, and fun times. Even with the 3-day delay in Charlotte, I wouldn’t want the trip to have happened any other way. This trip is definitely something I will remember for the…

Investing in Ireland

Over the last couple weeks I have learned a lot about Ireland and the effect it has on business decisions. Through company visits, guest speakers, and lectures, I have collected a number of main pros and cons of doing business in Ireland, which I will explain in the following section. After this, I will then…

A Fake Noodle

Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An impasta Over the last couple days, we have heard multiple hosts and speakers talk about something called the “imposter (impasta) syndrome”. This is a phenomenon that happens to many people, especially early on in their careers. It is essentially a feeling of self-doubt in a…

Dublin ft. Dr. Kelley

Today we met with Dr. Darren Kelley, a professor at Trinity College, who helped us gain a better understanding of the development of Ireland. We went to see the transformation of the Docklands, and what caused them to change. He mentioned a few of the more obvious reasons, such as the good education in Dublin…

Exploring The Unknown

Today in Ireland, we took the time to visit a small, local fishing town called Howth. To get there, we hopped on a train for about a 45 minute commute. While in Howth, I was considering coming back again another time before my time in Ireland is up. This made me wonder if I could…

On The Cliffs

Today while studying abroad, we took the time to have a cultural experience. This was accomplished by visiting the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are a massive natural landmark overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This was probably the thing that resonated with me the most, the natural aspect. Ireland has a lot of beautiful scenery, but…

Learning from Ramakrishnan

Today in Ireland, we visited the company Eaton. If you are like me and recognize the name but don’t know what exactly they do, it is most likely because they do a lot of things. Eaton is a conglomerate that focuses on providing electrical, fluid, and mechanical power. Their products are incorporated in everything between…

Whats Up With Dublin

So far in Dublin, we have seen many things that were to be expected. The weather is sporadic, mostly raining pretty hard. The people we have talked to so far have very colorful personalities, always seeming to make us laugh. And most obvious, Ireland has a bustling night life. Dublin is also going through a…

Enterprising in Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organization that supports start-ups for companies as well as provide capital, help with R&D, provide consulting, and help with exporting. Many companies apply (1300 last year), some then move onto the next level (900), after that, fewer are selected to be helped (400), and then finally the best companies are…

Mystery Mansions Are Hard

While in Charlotte, we did an escape room as a team building activity. It was me and four other students on the trip, and we were assigned the Mystery Mansion room. In this room, we had to find clues, unlock doors, and solve riddles. During this activity, I noticed that some of my strengths from…

Chilling in Charlotte

On the way to Dublin, our flight from Charlotte to Dublin was unexpectedly canceled. Although this is a minor set back, it does provide an opportunity to learn about how businesses handle certain situations, and how this can affect/be interpreted by the customer. That being said, I will discuss the people management and customer service…

Feeling Lucky To Be Studying Abroad

Hey everybody! My name is Chad Boyer and I am a sophomore here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a finance and marketing double major. I chose to do the Plus3 Ireland study abroad because it fits in perfectly with my schedule, and I have always been interested in how Ireland conducts their business….

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…