Our futuristic last company meeting

Due to a change of schedule, our final company meeting was moved up to today with Price Waterhouse Cooper. We were in the top floor of their office building, and you could see what seemed to be the entire island from the window. On top of that, the floor was so futuristic. They had multiple…

Don’t Mess With the Milkman

Today’s singular focus was a company visit to PWC, one of the Big Four accounting firms and an internationally renowned professional services network with over $40B annual revenues. Their most lucrative practices are Assurance, Advisory, and Tax and Legal. The PWC building itself spoke volumes about the company. It looked modern and polished on both…

Unplanned Beach Day!!

Today was another day at the beach, but it was unplanned this time because our company visit with ExxonMobile was cancelled. After testing negative for COVID this morning, we went to the beach in Larnaca. The water was beautiful and clear again, but slightly warmer than the water at the beaches in Paphos and Famagusta…

Salt Water and Sweet Treats

I swim up to the surface with the taste of salt in my mouth. The bright sun shines directly above us, burning our already-burnt shoulders from last weekend’s beach day in Paphos. But that doesn’t bother us – we only have one thing on our mind: today is our last day in Cyprus. We spent…

Last Day in Cyprus

Today was our last day in Cyprus. We started the day off by getting COVID tests at a nearby pharmacy, and luckily we were all negative! After getting tested, we all went to the beach at Larnaca. While at the beach we were all able to hang out together one last time, sunbathing, listening to…

Last Company Meeting!!

Today, May 18th, we went to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Nicosia. While there, PWC talked about rethinking the supply chain. Their main vision is to create an autonomous connection between their customers, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. In order to accomplish this, they want to focus on their use of artificial intelligence (AI) more. By using AI…

Last day in Cyprus

I can’t believe that it is our last day in Cyprus already. These two weeks flew by incredibly fast, and it doesn’t feel like it should be over. We have done a ton in this trip and i am so happy i was able to come on it. Our company that we were supposed to…

The Final Day of an Unforgettable Trip

After so many business trips, cultural excursions, and group meals, our trip to Cyprus has finally come to an end. I’m sad to leave, but today was the perfect way to spend our last day in the country. First, we had to take Covid tests to make sure we could return to the U.S. Once…

Last Meeting!

Today was another pretty packed day! We started off the day with a tour of Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) which houses a state-of-the-art facility filled with high-tech equipment and transitional seating. The meeting began with a hologram video of a representative from the company who described PWC and discussed their mission statement. My favorite aspect…

Eleventh Day in Cyprus: Our Last Day

A bit of a shorter blog entry again today, as our eleventh day in Cyprus was mainly a beach day. However, in the morning we all had to get tested for COVID-19 for reentry into the U.S. Afterwards, we took a bus down to Finikoudes beach in Larnaca. We arrived shortly after 11am and had…

Day 10: PWC and Circular Economy

Today we rounded out the last of our business meetings by visiting PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the Big Four accounting firms in the world. The main focus, as with all of our meetings was the optimization of the supply chain. One of the most prominent points emphasized was making steps of the supply chain digital/autonomous….

Touring Famagusta

Today was another amazing day in Cyprus; I truly cannot believe that I am leaving in just a few days. Today began with a walking tour of Famagusta which is a town that has been abandoned for over 40 years. Because of a Turkish invasion, the Cypriot government ordered all of the people to flee…

The Future of the Supply Chain and The Past of Cyprus

Last week, we learned about how the supply chain works currently. This morning, we learned about the future of the supply chain and the different innovative solutions being implemented to make the supply chain more efficient and sustainable. In the afternoon, a couple friends and I went to the Cyprus Museum to learn about Cyprus’s…

Sad Vibes :'(

Today was our last full day in Nicosia! We all got tested for COVID this morning and all of us were negative. I wouldn’t have been completely upset if I would have been stuck in Cyprus for another week. Right after testing, we went to Larnaca to enjoy the beach. I swam all the way…

Thank You Cyprus

Our final day in Cyprus. What a sad moment. I can’t believe this trip has finally come to an end after just two short weeks. This morning we all got tested for Covid to make sure we could go back to the United States. Thankfully, we all tested negative. After that we went to the…

Last Business Meeting

Today we had an easy day. We left the hotel by 11, which was much later than the majority of the days. This was our last business meeting as our following meeting on Friday was cancelled. We were supposed to meet with ExxonMobile. However, they were required to travel internationally due to the situation in…

A Final Look at Supply Chain

Today was the day we started saying our goodbyes to Cyprus. With our final business meeting and a farewell dinner, it finally hit that this trip is coming to an end. In our final business meeting of the trip we met with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC). PWC is a professional services network known for things like…

Cyprus Museum

Today we had the last of our company visits, which was with PWC. They are a consulting firm that counsels businesses on how to better integrate technology into their business plans. The first speaker was a man from Germany who talked about the integration of artificial intelligence into supply chains. To be honest, a lot…

Not Forgetting my Passport

Today’s trip was unique and, at first, uncomfortable. I’ve never been in a military-occupied zone before, let alone one that required me to keep a death grip on my passport at all times. However, after the initial discomfort subsided, the novelty of the experience made it my favorite of the cultural visits.  Starting in the…

Famagusta Adventures

I never thought I would have the privilege to visit an abandoned city. Famagusta’s abandoned city was a sight to behold. Being able to walk around the town, even on just that one road, was something else. It felt like I could see the life oozing out of the buildings. Each has character and I…