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…

Presenting… This Blog Post

It is a bittersweet day here in Ireland as many people departed for home. I am very happy to say I am spending tonight in Cork and enjoying some time here in Ireland with my family. However, I’m not sure anything can ever compare to the time I spent in Dublin with the Plus3 Transfer…

Ireland Day 13

My overall personal highlights from our trip were visiting the Cliffs of Moher and getting to know more people in the business school. The Cliffs were by the far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in nature. As far as meeting business students, none of the people that I am close with at…

Presenting Strengths and Weaknesses

Public speaking and presenting is one of the most vital skills for any successful career. I have always enjoyed public speaking and have never had too much of a problem doing it. I don’t get too nervous and I’m usually able to keep my cool. One area I consider a main strength is my ability…

Presenting about an Irish company in Ireland!

Yesterday was our last class at Griffith College as well as my group presentation about Bord Bia Irish Food Board. The presentation was based on our site visit and what we learned from the lectures and tour given by the employees. We did some research about Bord Bia to include an overview of the company…

Jerry Seinfeld Talks Public Speaking

I’ve landed in HOTlanta; the first thing I did upon landing back in the USA was shove a Five Guys burger down my gullet and it was an incredibly enriching experience. In all seriousness, its nice to be back in some familiarity – despite the fact that I’ve never been to Atlanta before. Moving on…

Ireland Day 12

On Friday we ended our trip with team presentations regarding the site visit that we visited an were assigned to talk about. Presentations are certainly not one of my strong suits. I always get extremely nervous when speaking in front of a group regardless of how many times I have done it in my life….

Thinking Out Loud (13)

Hello! Sadly, this is the last blog post before we depart for the States tomorrow. Our last day was well-spent; we finished out our final presentations, had a closing lunch with CAPA, and went to the Ed Sheeran concert (amazing). Without further ado, onto the topic of presentations… Even for the most extraverted people, public…

Presentations

Presentations are a part of life which, unfortunately, we cannot avoid. This is especially true in Pitt Business, because as everyone knows, the professors love to force you to do group projects which usually results in some sort of presentation. Group projects/presentations aren’t completely terrible if you have a good group who is willing to…

Plus3 Ireland: Three Years Forward (12)

Three years ago, I was finishing my senior year of high school. I was terrified to enter into the great unknown world of college. Since then, I’ve figured some things out, learned some life lessons, and gained some relevant experience. It may seem like I have it all together in comparison, but it will be…

Plus 3 Plus 3

In our short two weeks in Ireland, it has been easy to see that even within a country with so much history, things are changing very rapidly. The whole world is changing rapidly with the advancement of technology, and Ireland is also changing due to this and the newly added multinationals. If we were to…

Presentation Skills to Pay the Bills

Despite being quiet and reserved in most social settings, for whatever reason I don’t really mind giving presentations. I used to get extremely nervous but the more I present, the more confident I feel. One thing I always value in presentations is the presenter’s ability to be relatable yet professional without getting too stuffy. I…

Plus 3 Ireland in 3

If you were to talk to a middle aged person from Ireland, I’m sure you’d hear all about how the Dublin they grew up in is nowhere near the Dublin of today. Even in my lifetime, Dublin has transformed into a huge hub for technology and become home to some of the biggest names in…

Future Ireland

As this amazing trip wraps up, I am already thinking about the next chance I will have to return— possibly bringing my family with me. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the country and learning about Ireland’s deep-rooted history. Dublin has rapidly changed in recent years, and will continue to evolve as more years pass and people…

3 Year Reunion

A lot has changed in Ireland over the last few years specifically within Dublin. We have seen productivity skyrocket with large multinational companies shifting into the city as well as stimulus from the government for Irish companies. There are also many different political topics that have come to the forefront including Brexit an the referendum…