Should I Invest in Ireland?

Sadly, today is our last day. Being able to explore Dublin has been amazing and I am so lucky to have had the chance to study abroad here! Yesterday, we got to hear from Raymond Bowe, a longtime employee of IDA Ireland. He has worked there for 30 years so he was able to give…

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…

Invest Ireland!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Bowe from IDA. The IDA is the Industrial Development Authority. The IDA tries to attract foreign investors and businesses to come to Ireland. After hearing the presentation, I found the following “Pros” and “Cons” of this proposal. Pros Workforce that is young, educated and diverse Lots…

Investing in Ireland?

I can’t believe that our time in Dublin is coming to an end! These past two weeks have flown by, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that this trip has given me. Yesterday, after our final group presentations on the various organizations we’ve visited on this trip, Raymond Bowe from IDA Ireland…

Investing in Ireland

Over the last couple weeks I have learned a lot about Ireland and the effect it has on business decisions. Through company visits, guest speakers, and lectures, I have collected a number of main pros and cons of doing business in Ireland, which I will explain in the following section. After this, I will then…

IDA notes

Yesterday we attended a meeting with Mr. Bowe a representative of IDA Ireland a semi-state organization responsible for attracting and assisting Direct Foreign Investment. These are my key takeaways Corporate tax rate of 12.5% The impact of Brexit is yet to be determinable but could potentially have sort term adverse effects on the Irish economy….

To invest or not to invest

“Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conner McGregor Today we spoke with IDA (Industrial Development Authority). A government organization thats role is primarily to attract foriegn investors or corporations to move to Ireland and place their business there. So listed below are some takeaways…

Workday and imposter’s syndrome

Today we visited Workday and listened to employees who held 3 very different positions. One belonged to HR, another to marketing and the third was an engineer. Workday is an incredible company and was rated the best in Ireland and ranks very high in the States as well. If I were in their position, at…

Self-Doubt

Imposter Syndrome is a characterized condition that one feels, typically in work environments, that others know far more than they do. Often it is associated with feelings such as “I slipped through the cracks” or “I got lucky to get this job” or “It’s only a matter of time before they find out I’m not…

The Black Jack Table

Let me set the picture, I’m sitting at a black jack table, playing $5 hands. Just enjoying the time I’m spending in Dublin. In most places in the U.S, I would not be allowed to gamble, so for me, this is a special treat. Getting into the hand, I experienced this only about 40 minutes…

Hidden in Plain Sight

im·pos·tor syn·drome NOUN imposter syndrome (noun) the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills. “people suffering from impostor syndrome may be at increased risk of anxiety” Over the last two days I’ve heard this term used by three different…

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Hello everyone! Today we spent our morning touring the European HQ for Workday Inc. This company sells cloud-based applications for human resources and finance. They provide software as a service (SAAS) model, allowing many different functions to be housed under one roof. Their Dublin office is extremely diverse with about 1000 employees and more than…

Have You Experienced Imposter Syndrome?

Today we visited Workday, a large company that provides a single system for finance, HR and planning. Helena talked to our group about imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you do not belong and you’re not good enough and you do not deserve to be where you are today. This is the second…

A Fake Noodle

Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An impasta Over the last couple days, we have heard multiple hosts and speakers talk about something called the “imposter (impasta) syndrome”. This is a phenomenon that happens to many people, especially early on in their careers. It is essentially a feeling of self-doubt in a…

A Workday in Dublin

Hello! Another day, another adventure. We had a site visit at Workday, which was voted as one of the top companies to work for in Ireland and globally. Workday offers enterprise-level software solutions for financial management, human resources, and planning. I really liked the visit because the workplace truly cared about their employees. Just look…

Everything Happens for a Reason!

Yesterday we toured the Google European headquarters and today we visited Workday! They are both technology companies and the tours were both really fascinating. Imposter syndrome is synonymous to self-doubt in the business world. It is feeling like you’re not good enough for a certain job, or something else that you achieved but felt that…

Not your typical WorkDay

Twice now, during our site visits, we have heard of business professionals dealing with the “imposter syndrome”. Azeez from Google mentioned it yesterday and today, Helene from WorkDay mentioned it. This can be a common phenomenon based on the environment of your work. Both Google and WorkDay are very innovative, young companies that recruit highly…

Idk what is happening

The Imposter Syndrome has been mentioned by three unrelated people in the last two days. These people range from a Google Worker, a College Professor, and the CEO of a corporation here in Ireland. Two common factors between all of these people is that they are all very successful and have all experienced the Imposter…

Do I really Belong Here?

Imposter Syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Today we traveled to a cool company called Workday, while yesterday we had a breath-taking tour of Google. The commonality between the two companies is that…

What’s Up, Doc?

On Monday we the first place we visited was Trinity College, the architecture of the buildings were fantastic. My biggest question was if tourist walk in-and-out of the courtyard constantly, because if so, that would be annoying to me if I attended this college. At Trinity, we met Dr. Darren Kelly and he gave us…