Onward and Upward (14)

Wow, what a time. Our two weeks in Dublin flew by, and I’m sad to be writing what will be the final addition to the beloved blog. I’d like to thank my loyal readers, including Bradley Miner, Liz Adams, my mom, and any other random readers. I think keeping a blog was a valuable way…

That’s a Wrap

After spending two weeks in Ireland, there are many valuable lessons and takeaways that I gained from the trip, both personally and professionally. Ireland was different than I expected it to be in some aspects, but in others it far surpassed my expectations. Most notably, the country’s commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness really stood…

Lá Déag: Day Fourteen – It’s not Goodbye, It’s see you later

Pitt Study Abroad Plus3 Transfer program was an amazing experience professionally and personally. Professionally I was able to become a more confident businesswoman. Being able to tour the companies helped me gain insight into international companies and how to engage in their different work styles. Learning about Ireland’s impact globally was new to me and…

Final Reflection

Its been two days since I returned from Ireland. I had a fantastic time meeting new people, making new friends and experiencing a new country. I always knew I wanted to study abroad but my experience completely exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed many things from the trip including experiencing how business is done in Ireland….

The Art of Presenting

I have had two internships, along with this study abroad program, and in all three of these, I have had to give a presentation of some kind to my colleagues and bosses/supervisors.  Being able to get up in front of a crowd and present is not only an opportunity to show what you know, but…

How much is a ticket back to Ireland?

Well, here it is my last blog post from Plus3 Ireland. To say that the last two weeks flew by would be a drastic understatement. I am beyond grateful to have had to opportunity to come on this trip and have the experiences and meet the people that I did. Everything from Pearse Lyons Distillery…

All Good Things Must Come to an End

The 2 weeks that we spent in Ireland felt extremely short, but were absolutely packed with information, lessons, and experiences. My one biggest takeaway from the trip was, “I’m not quite as smart as I think I am.” Now, all though this may seem self-deprecating, it is actually quite a positive. For starters, there are…

Irish I was still in Dublin

Reflecting back on these past two weeks, I just can’t believe how fast it all went.  We visited large tech companies like Google and Amazon and we also compared their business strategies to small local companies such as Pearse Lyons Distillery.  We had the opportunity to go on some astonishing day excursions like the Cliffs…

Peace out Ireland

This trip was way better than I could have hoped for.  I never could have imaged the wealth of knowledge I could have gained from this trip.  Culturally I learned so much about the Irish people and their businesses.  I learned how much about how they care about relationships and really getting to know a…

Irish I never got on the plane to leave

Hello everyone, this is my last post for the trip. I can honestly say I have never been so sad about leaving a place. There are not enough words to describe how much fun I had on this trip learning new things everyday and continuously meeting new people. I was able to learn the similarities…

Goodbye Blog

Wow where do I even start. I feel like it is a cliche for people to say that study abroad changed their life, but for me it really did.  There were so many aspects I was able to pull from and grow from on this trip.  I most definitely grew as both a person and…

Would It Have Kilt You To Come With Me to Scotland?

Our two weeks in Ireland are over, and the majority of the group left for the States. I am staying and continuing my overseas education by exploring Edinburgh, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Yesterday, I got a firsthand look at Aer Lingus’ customer service branch and the stress of working in the operations sector of an…

Final Takeaway

I’ve said it a million times now, but I’ll say it again, Ireland was amazing! I can’t Believe we lucked out with such great weather and barely any rain. Every day was a new adventure filled with lots of laughs and good company. Not to mention the food was great and there was so much…

Lá déag: Day Thirteen​ – A Presentation To Remember

Our last couple days were spent in Dublin creating presentations for Dean Audrey about our study abroad trip to Dublin. My presentation was about Croke Park and how it ties to Irish culture and business. I believe that future Plus3 Transfer programs should continue to have Croke Park as a site visit because it is…

Present your final thoughts

As we wrap up our time in Dublin, we are assigned a company to present a PEST analysis on while showing how this company could relate to any major in the CBA school. Presenting can be a very nerve racking experience if one is not good at public speaking. Personally, I find that I am…

How have I not done a Ted Talk yet

I feel that I have been fairly lucky in life to be comfortable with public speaking. I feel that a lot of my strengths come from this comfort.  One thing I have been told I do well is make eye contact with everyone in the room and being fairly expressive.  However, sometimes I feel I…

Presenting about Presenting

Today is the day most of us head back to reality. After a long day (which felt like 3 days) of traveling from Dublin to Atlanta to Pittsburgh, I am certain of one thing, the second after I hit publish I will fall asleep for a very long time. While it is nice to be…

Slán Ireland – A Successful 4th Study Abroad Program!

14 days went by so fast! Two weeks ago, I was in the airport waiting for the airplane to Ireland and now I am waiting for the airplane to go home. Yes, it was indeed a wonderful experience, both in an academic/professional and personal point of view. I am glad I had the opportunity to…

Becoming a Better Presenter

As a business student being able to deliver a presentation is extremely important. I feel my strengths in presenting include being able to draw insights and conclusions and help people consider things from a different, fresh angle. Business, especially in school, has such a heavy focus on statistical analysis and economic impact. I have always…

Wrap Up

Happy to say that I’ve officially completed the inaugural Plus3 Transfer Trip to Dublin. I couldn’t be more proud of myself. Beings that this was not only my first study abroad experience, but my first time leaving the country AT ALL, I don’t think I could’ve faired much better. There are a few big things…