Saying farewell to a great two weeks

As our two-week journey in Ireland inevitably came to its close, I can officially say I am in my post study abroad depression. No more fruity pancakes, rainy weather turned beautiful, or even those crazy crying seagulls. Although I was quite nervous to embark on an adventure like PLUS3, I am so so grateful to…

Saving the best for last

Today was our final day of site visits, and I think we ended on a pretty good note. FoodCloud was so interesting (our group had the coolest company ) and our guide, Brian, was incredibly passionate about the company. You could tell that he really wanted to be there and supported the company’s values full-heartedly….

network network network!

Today was a pretty academically focused (and rainy) day starting shortly after breakfast. We headed to Griffith College to hear a lecturer, Rob Cullen, who came to talk to us about networking and the proper ways of doing so. Honestly, I was not expecting his presentation to go the way that it did. I was…

You name it, Google has it

On this lovely Monday we were able to go to Google for a site visit. Not many people can say they have visited any Google headquarters before, and I am grateful that we got to tour such a large and profound company on this trip. Upon first glance, the building was way less intimidating than…

Castles and Carrot Cakes

On our second day trip, we had a lovely excursion to the Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny. I enjoyed being immersed in nature for the first time on our trip; it was a nice change of pace. Starting out with the sheep farm, we got to see a sheep farmer in action. Watching those sheep run…

The real Ireland?

Now that Ireland has been around for 100 years (as a Republic at least), it is not a surprise that its tourism has rapidly picked up in recent years. There is so much to see and do on this island, and in my gracious opinion, Ireland does a pretty good job of marketing its wonders…

patience is virtue! oh and a fish on a bicycle.

Traveling to the Guinness Storehouse was one of my favorite experiences thus far. The corporation is so large, it was so cool to see in person. I expected to see the process of how to make a pint of Guinness since they brew the beer right there on the property, but I was pleasantly surprised…

Is this the right Guinness..?

The need for a broad education is paramount and required for the professional development of a career. This need was made clear throughout Dr. Kelly’s presentation at the business district and then followed through with Madison at the Guinness Enterprise Centre. We got to see the development of the business district in Dublin and the…

Out with the old, in with the new (Ireland)

The distinction between old and new Ireland is so clear and direct you’d have to be blind not to see it. The distinction is visible in the physical environment and the people. When we first arrived in Ireland, it was not as easy to see the gentrification that the country allowed to grow and thrive…

Pittbusiness x Microsoft.

The second day scaries are hitting for sure, because my feet are gonna need some recovery from all this walking! After a truly wonderful day of tours and historical learning, we came to a more present and future focused point today as we ventured to the great Microsoft. I can very much say it was…

Lovely Tours! Tumultuous bathroom breaks.

As our first full day in Ireland comes to an end, I can look back and realize that…wow, this has been a very very long time coming! When we stepped on the plane and had our drive through the city and to our StayCity it was easy to notice the similarities and differences in architecture…

Olivia John is going to DUBLIN !!

Hello!! My name is Olivia John and I am a current sophomore pursuing a Marketing Major and a Computer Science Minor. My main goal for my time here at PITT is to dip my foot into as many marketing branches as I can, so I can better my skills and broaden my scope of marketing….