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…

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…

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 Dr. Is In

Dr. Darren Kelly, a graduate of Saint Patrick’s college and current international lecturer. His qualifications online do not seem to list the American schools he went to, neither do they list studies at the Dublin schools he spoke on. Nonetheless, he seemed at the levels of a Dublin equivalent Stanford professor as he stated. Also,…

Howth I Travel

The trip to Howth was great. A amazing journey to see the coast of Dublin after having seen the coast by Galway. The trip was relatively straightforward, as we met early downstairs then departed as a group taking public transport and walking. I greatly enjoyed the trip as it gave us the opportunity to see…

Galway and the Cliffs

Prior to going into the amazing adventure to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. I wanted to touch base on the promised experience of the tours in which the Ireland Tourism website stated a focus on international visitors, Americans, and twice as many Chinese tourists. Additionally, my previous knowledge came from movies such as Harry…

Eatonvation

Today we visited our CAPA University for a class recapping and going into greater details the events of our current trip. Great experience seeing how the University in Dublin is arranged as compared to Pittsburgh. The student population of the University is roughly .5% of the size of the University of Pittsburgh. Allowing for a…

Ireland, a Pittsburgh before Time

Pittsburgh, a place of many Irish roots is very similar to Ireland. So much so, that upon arrival apart from the Irish wording, I could have sworn we were there! However, then it started to rain in May! Very exciting place, from landing onward we were greeted by very friendly Irish folk who showed us…

Jet lag: Delaying Everything But Innovation

Today we FINALLY arrived in Dublin, Ireland! So excited to be here and experience the remaining 11 days of our trip! As promised, I’m tying into yesterday in regards to the amazing turn around in Charlotte, NC. We ended up visiting the corporate HQ of Bank of America!!! As it turns out, Bank of America…

BREAKOUT… Luckily this time it’s not my face

The layover in Charlotte for 3 days turned into what is actually a blessing! We were able to gain a extra site visit and 2 new connections! For one, our Hyatt hotel staff knew a Wells Fargo recruiter and is willing to put us in contact! While for the 2nd, we got to visit THE…

Good Charlotte?

Much like my favorite band, Good Charlotte, we are stuck in Charlotte North Carolina. This is due to a layover that turned into a flight cancellation. Fortunately, our Study Abroad advisors were kind enough to book us a hotel at the Hyatt and pay for some activities during this timeframe. This is not Pitt’s fault,…

Innovating in Ireland

Hi! I’m Torrey Trahanovsky, a Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh taking double degrees in the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the School of Computing and Information (SCI). My majors are Supply Chain Management, Marketings, and Cyber Consulting. While my minors are Chinese & Pre-Professional Writing. Previously, I was a Computer Science major for…

Meet Plus3 Ireland 2019!

Welcome to the Ireland Plus3 Transfer Study Abroad Program! During their two week program in Dublin, Ireland, students will explore globalization through the technology and innovation industries. Plus3 Transfer participants will have the chance to be immersed in Irish culture through the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…