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…

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…

Plus 3 Class of 2021’… heads up!

Well here we are. As quickly as it seemed we got here, our trip has come to an end. What a whirlwind it has been. Looking forward, I think that, for the most part, it is an exciting time to be in Dublin. If the growth over the last 10-20 years – and more specifically,…

Day 10: Galwait… This Place Rocks!

Ireland… you beauty. Now that our time is winding to a close, I’ve been able to think retrospectively about the experience as a whole. Honestly: what isn’t there to love? From the scenic Cliffs of Moher and Wicklow Mountains to the booming technology hub based in Dublin, Ireland has many attributes to make it an…

Day 9: Enterprise: We’ll.. not pick you up?

Us? Doing cool stuff in Ireland? Who would’ve guessed! Another day another dollar. This day started at FoodCloud and ended at Enterprise Ireland. Let’s retrace our steps and see what happened in between. So first, we were greeted by John Pakenham, Business Development Manager at FoodCloud.  Prior to coming to work at FoodCloud, he had…

Day 8: Amazon: my PRIMEary concerns

Monday Funday! Today’s excursion led us behind the doors of one of the most well-known brands in the modern world: Amazon. To be brief, I wasn’t super impressed. Heres why. If it hasn’t been made clear by now, my attitude is very laid-back/casual. From what I saw, Amazon really couldn’t have been a worse cultural…

Day 7: Craic Rocks

Dear Diary, Wow.. where to even begin. I’ll be honest: with no context, hearing “hey guys, we are leaving at 7:15am to go see some rocks” doesn’t sound too appealing, initially. I don’t think I could’ve been more wrong. Our journey began with driving across the entire country of Ireland, from the east coast to…

Day 6: Definitely not BOREd Bia

To start, I would like to extend a thank you to Tom and the rest of the Bord Bia team for taking the time to meet with us. Having never heard of them before, I left with an immense appreciation for the work that they do: not only to promote “Ireland Inc”, but in general….

Day 5: Zachary Dick: a Gallant Talent

Today was a revelation. To recap, we spent time in the classroom with Ellie Doyle from TalentHub. In short, she is incredible; to see how she grew her business to the size it is in just a few years is something I truly admire. We learned about the interview process, and what it really means…

Day 3: Mo’ Ireland, No Problems.

Day 3 has not only provided more exhaustion, but more learning. We started the day with the event that I think will be engrained in my mind for some time to come. There are so many reasons why this is the case. Before I delve into it, I just want to mention that all of…

Day 2: Surprise: America Isn’t Perfect

As hard as it is to admit, the United States isn’t perfect. Being uncomfortable about the history of a country is something that The US can empathize with. Perhaps the culmination of this is the Salem Witch trials. While I am far removed from the time that it happened (1692-1693), the animosity of the whole…

Day 1: First Impressions

  Dear Diary, We’ve made it! What a crazy few hours its been. Initially, I’ve made a few observations. First off, in the political spectrum. The biggest thing I’ve noticed is that it seems to be highly publicized, with most citizens trying to stay actively engaged. I saw this with all of the signs on…

Preparing to IreLAND

Hey everybody, This is me. My name is Zac and I am a Marketing major in the College of Business Administration. I am relatively new to Pitt, having transferred from a community college in the Fall of 2017. A few things about me: This will be my first time leaving the country. I love my dog (duh)….

Meet Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018!

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 during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…