A Little Over A Week With Plus 3: What I’ve Learned So Far

Despite only being a little over a week into the PLUS 3 Global Projects program, I have learned an incredible amount about not only South American culture and lifestyle, but also about the intricacies and difficulties of cross cultural communication. Early on in our session, we were able learn about the culture map from Ms….

Global Communication: Building bonds through Zoom

Due to the pandemic, we as a society have adapted to communicating more online through applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, etc. Using these applications with peers was certainly a challenge but to now do that with a cross-cultural team, brought a whole new experience. There have definitely been some challenges that are involved…

Cross-Cultural Communication

Even only about a week into this program, I have learned a lot about cultural differences when it comes to communication and team projects. In one of our first classes, we learned about and discussed The Culture Map, which highlights differences in workplace cultures and aids people in understanding how to effectively manage in cross-cultural…

The Keys to Effective Communication

Working with a cross-cultural team has already proven to be an interesting, rewarding, and extremely refreshing experience. It is so exciting to collaborate with others from around the globe, with different skillsets and ideas. Everyone has had something worthwhile to bring to the table in my group, aMeri Solutions. However, Like anything worth doing doing,…

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…

4 C’s of the Week: Culture, Communication, Concierge, and Coffee

Welcome back! This is my second blog post as I continue on this journey of accomplishing the Plus3 Global Project. It has only been around one week of this program, but it has certainly been an educational one. From lectures about cross-cultural communication to interactions with my new teammates, I have already experienced many new…

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 Global Projects: An Intro to Me

Hi! My name is Sebastian Santos and I am a rising sophomore attending The University of Pittsburgh. I have not had the chance to declare a major yet but I am currently planning to major in Finance and get a minor in Economics, along with a certification in Business Analytics. After I graduate I hope…

Plus3 Global Projects: Zoom Edition

Hello! My name is Andres Vasquez and I am an upcoming sophomore Pitt Business student. I am a prospective Marketing/Supply Chain major but that could change given what I learn from this program. Even though I am a business student, I want a career that ties medicine and assisting others and I would like to…

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…

Plus3 Global Projects: Introduction

Hi! My name is Caitlin Jarrell but I go by Cate. I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh in the College of Business Administration and the University Honors College. My majors are Finance and Global Management, and I am also minoring in French and Political Science. After graduation, I hope to move…

The Start Of An Exciting New Journey: A Quick Introduction!

Hi everyone and welcome to the first of a few blog posts about my experience with PLUS 3 over the next 2 weeks! My name is Rohan Krishnan. I am a rising sophomore with intended majors in Finance, BIS, and Economics as well as a certificate in Business Analytics. In addition to participating in the…

Plus 3 Global Projects: The First Step

My name is Connor Duffy and I am an upcoming sophomore from Easton, Pennsylvania which is about five hours away from Pitt. I am a prospective Marketing major and I plan to either dual in Business Information Systems or Supply Chain Management. Since high school I have worked in a few different food service jobs,…

Plus3 Study Abroad: The Virtual Version

Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Vianne Chang. I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh with intended majors of Marketing and Business Information Systems, a minor in Economics, as well as certificates in Digital Media and Business Analytics. Over the summer, I will not only be participating in the…