We are here

I want to first thank you everyone who made these 3 weeks the best virtual internship it could have been. I want to first thank Campus B and all of the staff from Campus B who worked tirelessly to make this project the best It can be. Also, I want to thank the staff at…

Final Thoughts On the Plus3 Program

The Plus3 Project taught me a lot about teamwork in a virtual and multicultural setting. I got the opportunity to work with team members from multiple different countries and approach a consulting case for a business outside of America with unique cultural and geographical demands. I felt that I was able to take away a…

Establishing Trust and Motivation

Virtual workplaces, like anything, have their pros and cons. They facilitate quick and multichannel communication in this day and age in which people consult their technology upwards of ten hours a day. They increase accessibility and availability as in the case of the Plus3 Program: teammates who are unable to travel due to the pandemic…

In the Home Stretch

If I have to be perfectly honest the most challenging thing about this whole experience has been working virtually. It is already hard enough working with someone from a different culture whose norms and way of communication are different from yours, but the virtual element adds a completely different challenge. Like I said previously in…

Team Bonding Makes for Productive Diverse Teams

In today’s day and age, globalization has dominated the workforce. Especially as a product of the pandemic, work settings have changed extensively and online communication venues like Zoom have made global communication and teamwork more accessible. Thus, It is important for professionals to be able to function and communicate effectively as a member of a…

Zoomin to South America

Hello, My name is Price Marlow and I am a rising sophomore at the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh in the class of 2024. As a student of the College of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, I am currently “business undecided” leaning towards either Marketing or Information systems. I am…

Plus3 Program: Introduction!

Hi! My name is Ivy Chang, and I’m from Downingtown, Pennsylvania which is located just outside of Philadelphia. I am currently pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. As I am currently a Sophomore, I have spent the majority of my time at Pitt fulfilling the requirements for my…

A Final Word – Ni Howdy!!

This trip has been the experience of a lifetime and I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity to travel across the world and explore everything that China has to offer. Starting in Beijing and learning about the history of this country while experiencing the capital of the largest city in the world…

Final Blog Post: Goodbye Ireland

Sadly, our trip to Ireland has come to an end and I am currently typing this from my kitchen table in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. When looking back at the past few weeks, I know I will always remember this trip and be able to look back on it my whole life. I’m thankful that I had…

Day 12 – Yu Garden and Final Presentation

Wow! Today was our last day in China, it’s a very bitter sweet feeling. I’m so thankful for everything I’ve experienced on this trip and the connections that I’ve made but I’m also very excited to go home and see my family.  To start off the day today we visited the Yu Garden. This garden…

Day 12: Back to Milan

Day 12 saw us say goodbye to Verona. This was a bit sad because Verona was such a cool city that I enjoyed staying in. Hopefully I can return sometime in the future to the wonderful city. The first business shadow of the day was at Grupo Sinergia, a logistics company outside of Verona handles…

Day 11: Verona’s Value

Day 11 was short but fun. In the morning we visited the Verona Consortium, our only shadow of the day. This business shadow was my favorite of the entire program so far, because of how in depth we learned about the Verona Consortium, and the clarity with which we were able to see its main…

Would you Invest in Ireland?

I can’t believe our trip to Dublin, Ireland is almost over and we’ll be heading to the airport tomorrow morning. Yesterday after presenting our final group projects, we had Raymond Bowe give a guest lecture to our class. Raymond Bowe has been working for Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for 30 years and told us all…

Day 10: Touring the Historic City of Venice

Today we saw the wonderful city of Venice! Venice is a city I have long heard of and seen in movies and video games alike. Obviously, it is very unique because it is built all on water. Immediately upon arrival to the city I was blown away by the views (and the wind too). We…

Day 9: New Design Academy and More

Day 9 first saw us travel to the New Academy of Design in Verona. Driving to the academy we again got a grand view of the Swiss alps. It seems like the whole time we have traveled around Italy the Alps have continued to follow us, displaying the true grandeur of such an iconic mountain…

Il Gran Finale

Ciao amici! Today was our last day of site visits, and we finished off with trips to Grupo Sinergia, Sartoria Cavour, and Mario Faroni’s Knitwear Factory. Grupo Sinergia is an e-commerce company that is contracted by other businesses to provide logistics, packaging, and a medium for online retail, thus acting as a service provider in…

Day 11- Yangshan Port and Lingang

Today we had a really early start to the day, we had to leave early in order to get to the port in time! During the two-hour bus ride to the Yangshan Port we got the opportunity to listen to a Pitt alumnus speak about her experience since coming to Shanghai to live. She studied…

Day 10 – AmCham and Horiba Company Visits

Today was our second full day of company visits, first for Shanghai! I was really excited to get a first-hand look at some companies that are successful in such a prosperous and expansive city. First we visited AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce. This company is known to be the “voice of American business” in…

Day 9 – East China University of Science and Technology

Our first day in Shanghai! I absolutely love this city. It’s very modern and full of culture, similar to New York city, it feels very familiar. There are shopping malls and restaurants everywhere! It’s amazing. Last night, after we arrived in Shanghai, we went on a cruise tour on the Huangpu River, this was definitely…

Il Giorno Undici: Ritorno del Consorzio

Buongiorno tutti.! Il nostro giorno a Verona started with a hearty breakfast of croissants, mozzarella e pomodori, and several glasses of succo di arancia. After breakfast, we walked from our hotel to our first and last scheduled activity of the day, a visit to the Fashion Consortium of Verona. At the Consorzio della Moda, we…