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…

Returning to Ireland?

The trip to Ireland was spectacular, I greatly enjoyed being able to see the culture, companies, and most importantly, the working people. As stated in my initial post, I had hoped to see the aspects of Ireland that will decide whether I work there. I was not disappointed! I greatly appreciated the way the trip…

Best Mems

At this point, the Ireland Plus3 trip has concluded and I have spent a full day back at home in the Unites States. There are so many things that I am able to reflect on from the trip to Ireland, but I would say the largest thing is that the rest of the world is…

Thank you, Ireland!

During our last full day in Ireland, we went to Microsoft for our final site visit for our study abroad trip. Their headquarters has a modern open concept design. The employee population is very young and diverse which makes the work environment extremely interesting and fun. Overall, I have loved my time studying abroad in…

I Dreamt an Irish Dream

Well, I’ve been home for a little less than 24 hours from my journey through Ireland. My initial feelings last night, when I finally made it back to Pittsburgh, were simply “at least we made it”. The journey home went about as smoothly as our journey to Ireland, full of delays. American Airlines is not…

I’ll miss you Dublin

Our time in Dublin has officially ended. The past 2 weeks absolutely flew by and I wish we had more time! Even though the trip is still fresh in my mind, I already know what I will takeaway from this trip and remember 5 years down the road. First, the site visits and day trips….

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…

Ireland: The Final Blog

So my time in Ireland has sadly come to an end. It was an experience filled with a lot of unexpected turns, cool visits, and fun times. Even with the 3-day delay in Charlotte, I wouldn’t want the trip to have happened any other way. This trip is definitely something I will remember for the…

Irish I was Still in Ireland

Unfortunately my time in Ireland has come to an end. These past two weeks flew by, but I had a great time and will forever remember this experience. This trip provided me with a better understanding of what it is like doing business abroad. We went on many site visits, which provided us with first…

Goodbye Ireland :(

Sadly, I am not in Ireland anymore. Looking back, I want to tell you what I will remember from this trip in 5 years. Obviously, I have so many pictures that I can look back on, but pictures won’t do those memories justice. There are beautiful places we have visited that can only be seen…

Cheers to Dublin

I’ve had the opportunity to travel quite extensively, but I think our Plus3 program will be one of the most memorable. This has been my first time traveling in a similar way to business. I’ve never held a job or internship in a different city from where I live, nor have I gone to the…

Business Ventures in Dublin

Over the past 10 days, I was able to see Dublin through various lenses. From governmental agencies we were introduced to big ideas for an even more prosperous future for the city, but on the flip side we explored the sensitivity of Dublin’s economic past. Business is drawn to Dublin, and the other developing cities…

Five years from now…

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Today is the last day of our trip! Everyone was very sad to leave Ireland and each other. No more Siroos breakfasts, no more Wild Rover bus naps, no more Griffith College and CAPA, no more Warhol soup cans, no more…

The Last Post

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) For the final time you will be hearing from me, I will be telling you what I will remember from this trip 5 years into the future. I believe the thing I will remember the most is the…

Presenting in Ireland on Workday

Today we had an amazing presentation by IDA Ireland about foreign Direct Investment and the ways they encourage companies to come to Ireland to establish headquarters and EMEA global HQ’s. The Pros: With Foreign Investment Ireland is able to increase their small population since the famine and bring it up above 8 Million. Additionally with…

Investing in Ireland with the IDA

Yesterday, we presented our final group projects about some of our site visits over the course of the last two weeks. Unfortunately, this means we are almost done with our study abroad trip, sad. On the bright side, I am leaving Ireland with great memories and new friendships that I would not have experienced without…

Invest in Ireland

It’s hard to believe we already completed our final presentations yesterday. Time has gone by so incredibly fast during this program probably because we’ve been on the go the entire trip. I enjoyed researching FoodCloud, the social enterprise we visited last week, for the group presentation. We delivered a PESTLE analysis of the company to…

To Invest or Not Invest

Hello! The past day was filled with presentations and class time. We were fortunate enough to have Raymond Bowe from IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Authority) speak to us. He was extremely knowledgeable, with over 30 years of experience in his industry. IDA is responsible for the attraction and retention of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) into…

DUBlin

Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Bowe from IDA visited our class at Griffith College to discuss investment in Ireland in which he laid out many pros and cons relevant to the act of investing. It seemed that the pros outweighed the cons, but that may just be a bias of him working for the company that works…

What is it like to Invest in Ireland?

Yesterday we met with Raymond Bowe who has worked at IDA for about 30 years. IDA is an organization based in Dublin that reaches out to companies around the world and promotes them to either move or expand their company to Dublin. IDA has office locations in multiple countries, which helps them expand their horizon…