Cheers to Dublin

I’ve had the opportunity to travel quite extensively, but I think our Plus3 program will be one of the most memorable. This has been my first time traveling in a similar way to business. I’ve never held a job or internship in a different city from where I live, nor have I gone to the…

Business Ventures in Dublin

Over the past 10 days, I was able to see Dublin through various lenses. From governmental agencies we were introduced to big ideas for an even more prosperous future for the city, but on the flip side we explored the sensitivity of Dublin’s economic past. Business is drawn to Dublin, and the other developing cities…

Workday and imposter’s syndrome

Today we visited Workday and listened to employees who held 3 very different positions. One belonged to HR, another to marketing and the third was an engineer. Workday is an incredible company and was rated the best in Ireland and ranks very high in the States as well. If I were in their position, at…

Seeing a new side, Dockside

Our trip is really flying by, but in the short time we’ve been here we have seen and learned a lot about Ireland. We have been able to learn a lot about different businesses, both private and government run, as well as explore the city. We have interacted with a lot of natives and from…

Howth to get to and from..

Today we were able to explore Howth, Ireland, which is a small fishing town on the west coast. We ate fresh seafood at a local restaurant and explored the markets and lighthouse in this coastal city. To get to Howth, Liz, Chris and April helped us acquire public transport. I have spent a proportion of…

Fish n Cliffs

Our day began at 6:45 AM when we piled on a tour bus, headed for the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Cliffs of Moher is the second biggest tourist attraction in Ireland, just behind the Guiness Brewery. This was an incredible experience and the only thing I wished for was Moher time! I thought the…

Whiteboards and Wins

Yesterday we were fortunate enough to visit the global headquarters of Eaton. Eaton is a power management company that has reacted to each change in technological developments for the last 111 years in order to stay ahead of the curve. Eaton is dedicated to innovation which Ramanath Ramakrishnan, the Chief Technological Officer, explains is a…

Day 2!

From the second we touched down, it was clear the environment we were entering was drastically different. To my surprise, Dublin is much cooler than I had anticipated and upon arrival we were met with on and off rain showers that have persisted. The landscape here is beautiful from the wide-open skies to the flora…

Island of Innovation

Enterprise Island is one of Ireland’s government agencies, which serves the purpose of fueling the development of small and medium size enterprises. They offer an assortment of services to different businesses including funding and investing in small to medium enterprises as well as startups, and guiding businesses through various challenges they will face as they…

Hostage in Charlotte..intentionally this time!

For our second day in Charlotte, we spent an hour at an escape room called Breakout. This was my second time attempting to solve an escape room and from my prior experience, I knew what I was walking into. Escape rooms require a very cohesive team in order to communicate effectively. Communication is so important…

Plus3 Charlotte?

A business model I was introduced to here in Charlotte was Top Golf and I am impressed on how thoughtful they were in order to incur as many sales as possible from an hour excursion. Top Golf’s stream of income comes from sales. Each bay is rented out on a first come, first serve basis,…

Irish you were here!

Hi, everyone! My name is Hannah Mavric and I am a sophomore studying Finance and Accounting with a certificate in International Business here at Pitt. I am from Harrisburg, PA where I have been a real estate agent since I turned 18. Real Estate was my introduction to the world of finance and I am…

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…