Irish I was Still in Ireland

Unfortunately my time in Ireland has come to an end. These past two weeks flew by, but I had a great time and will forever remember this experience. This trip provided me with a better understanding of what it is like doing business abroad. We went on many site visits, which provided us with first…

What is it like to Invest in Ireland?

Yesterday we met with Raymond Bowe who has worked at IDA for about 30 years. IDA is an organization based in Dublin that reaches out to companies around the world and promotes them to either move or expand their company to Dublin. IDA has office locations in multiple countries, which helps them expand their horizon…

Working in Dublin

During our visits to Google and Workday the term “imposter syndrome” was brought up. While at both site visits we talked to numerous employees and they all explained their experience with imposter syndrome. According to Psychology Today imposter syndrome is “a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and…

Day 6 at the Docklands

Today was another long day. We started the day with going to breakfast, class at Griffith College, visiting Trinity College, and then went on a tour of Google’s Dublin office. While we were at Trinity College we met with Dr. Kelley who has lived in Ireland his entire life. He shared his story of what…

Navigating Around Ireland

Today is our fifth day in Dublin and we visited Howth, which is a fishing town in Dublin. These past few days we have used multiple forms of transportation to get to places. For example we have been using taxis, public buses, The Dart (train), Uber, and have also done a lot of walking. When…

So Much Moher to See in Ireland

Today we visited the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. During our time in Ireland I feel that it has been very obvious that we are tourists no matter where we go. We stand out as tourists because we constantly stop to take photos, walk in large groups, and our accents. Tourism Ireland is a website…

Innovation in Ireland

The sun finally came out today! We had a full day with no rain and great weather. This morning we all went out to breakfast, Saint Patricks Cathedral, went to class at Griffith College, and then had a site visit at Eaton. We did a lot of walking around Dublin today and were able to…

Another Day in Ireland!

Today was our second full day in Dublin. We woke up early this morning and went to breakfast then we went to Food Cloud, which is a non-profit company that provides charities with meals while also maintaining their goal to reduce food waste. It was very interesting to hear and learn about the company. After…

Finally made it to Dublin!

After another long day of travelling, only getting two hours of sleep, and another delayed flight we finally made it to Dublin! We arrived to Dublin around 9:00am and met with our CAPA hosts, which brought us to our apartments, brunch, and a site visit to Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland is a government organization that…

Held “Hostage” in Charlotte

Our trip to Breakout last night was something I have never experienced before. The objective of Breakout is to work with your team members to solve the clues and escape the room within an hour. We split into three groups of five people and all had to work together to escape. Each group was put…

Plus3 Ireland + Charlotte

Just when we thought we were halfway to Dublin our trip took many unexpected turns. Our three-hour layover in Charlotte turned into over seven hours, which then resulted in our flight getting cancelled. We have been spending the past two days in Charlotte, and during our time here we encountered many business operations in action…

Ireland Here I Come!

Hi everyone! My name is Erin Shriber and I am currently a junior in the College of Business Administration here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Marketing along with a Communication Certificate. In addition to my studies, I am a member of Best Buddies, Phi Beta Lambda, and I am also in…

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…