Cheers Ireland

I’m writing this blog in the Dublin airport to sadly head back to Pittsburgh. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this program and I wish I still had more time to visit companies, interact with the Irish people and spend more time with my friends that I’ve made on this trip. I’ve learned a lot…

Irish It Wasn’t Over!

Well, here we are. It’s our last night in Dublin, and between trying to pack and get everything together for our early departure tomorrow, I’m reflecting on these past two weeks and everything that I have learned. Even though it didn’t start off the way we thought, the experiences I’ve had on this trip are…

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…

“Imposter Syndrome”

On our site visit today with Workday. It is an ERP system for finance, human resources, and planning. We heard one of the workers mention imposter syndrome, which we also heard one of the workers at Google mention. The imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt themselves…

All in a Workday

We had another busy morning! Today we went to the Workday European headquarters. After a brief presentation on what Workday does and what the company is like, a panel of three employees (who all happen to be Griffith College alumni) came to chat with us about their college experiences and how they got involved with…

Exploring the Docklands

Hey hey! Today we took a tour of the Docklands- the old docks that are now the technological and financial hub of Dublin. Facebook, LinkedIn, PWC, Citi… these are just a few of the global companies who have their European headquarters in Dublin. Google also has an HQ there, and we were fortunate enough to…

Howth I Travel

The trip to Howth was great. A amazing journey to see the coast of Dublin after having seen the coast by Galway. The trip was relatively straightforward, as we met early downstairs then departed as a group taking public transport and walking. I greatly enjoyed the trip as it gave us the opportunity to see…

Howth Did We Get Here?

On our off day, we took a trip to the quaint little harbor town of Howth. Talk about blue skies, chilly winds, and good seafood! After strolling around the outdoor market for a bit, we made our way to Crabby Jo’s restaurant (try their delicious prawn tacos!) and explored the docks. It was the perfect…

Howth did I get here?

Today we traveled to Howth for the afternoon and spent a couple of relaxing hours walking around, enjoying the scenic views and getting a delicious fresh seafood meal. In order to get to Howth we had to take a bus, walk and take a train. I believe that I would’ve been able to navigate to…

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…

Moher Updates

Yesterday was my favorite day so far! We spent the morning on a bus driving through the lush green countryside. I loved getting out of the city and experiencing new parts of the country. It was really cool to be driving down the highway and see an old castle or medieval ruins on the side…

Eaton Innovation

Innovation has never been one of my greatest strengths. As I continue on with my career, I hope to become a great innovator, but more of someone who can see what the future holds. We talked about it briefly yesterday on how how Eaton is always changing. They embrace those changes to stay ahead of…

Another Day, Another Blog

Hello hello! Today was busy. We started out with breakfast at the Chorus Cafe and from there walked to Griffith College for the first time. The weather was stunning– warm, bright, and sunny (a major change from the dreary, rainy days we’ve experienced so far). I really enjoyed walking through the Dublin neighborhoods on our…

Arriving in Dublin

After being in Charlotte for three days, I was ready to get to Dublin. Upon arriving, I thought I was back in the Burg. It was that spitting rain we always get in our favorite city. Some of my first thoughts on the city of Dublin is that is has changed so much since I…

Rain, Rain, Go Away… First Impressions of Dublin

We’ve been in Dublin for about two days now, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint! From the cobblestone streets to quaint, quiet neighborhoods to the overcast weather, this city is slowly carving out a special place in my heart. My first impressions of the city… well, the weather is all over the…

We made it!

Well, I finally made it to Dublin! After another two hour delay and an eight hour flight, we landed in Dublin and wasted no time getting right to work. After stopping at our apartments for an hour to put our stuff away and freshen up after such a long flight, we headed to Chorus Cafe…

Breaking Out of Charlotte

Our little detour here in Charlotte has presented us with a lot of team building opportunities, one of which was an escape room. Yesterday we went to Breakout in order to get to know each other a bit more and practice our teamwork skills. My team consisted of Lacey, Chad, Carlye and Torrey, in addition…

Making a Pitt-stop in Charlotte

If everything had gone according to plan, I’d be on a walking tour of Dublin right now, seeing historic castles and churches and taking in the emerald landscape. Instead, I am sitting in a Starbucks in Charlotte, NC, drinking coffee and reflecting on the hot mess that’s been the past two days. A bit of…

I’m Ready for You, Ireland!

Hello there! My name is Madeleine McElligott, but feel free to call me Maddie. I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I’m so excited to spend two weeks in Ireland and share my experience with you through these blogs. Let’s kick off my…

Innovating in Ireland

Hi! I’m Torrey Trahanovsky, a Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh taking double degrees in the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the School of Computing and Information (SCI). My majors are Supply Chain Management, Marketings, and Cyber Consulting. While my minors are Chinese & Pre-Professional Writing. Previously, I was a Computer Science major for…