My Time in Bimini, Bahamas

I have spent the past week living in the world-famous Bimini Shark Lab (Bimini Biological Field Station) brushing my teeth with saltwater and learning about marine biology. It has been the highlight of my undergraduate career and has most definitely altered the path of my future career. Three years ago I reached out to a…

The Daily Grind, Ground Beef!

I chose to intern at Heartland Brothers this summer because I wanted a marketing internship in the food industry. They import and fabricate beef and pork which comes from farms in the Midwest of the US. When consulting with our internship coordinator, I also heard that they always make lunch in the office, and if…

Cultural competence all around

This past weekend, I’ve come back from adventuring around more of Ireland. Although I’ve been here for nearly two months, the country’s landscape and even Dublin city is still just as amazing as on the first day. One thing I can’t get over is the greenery. There is an insane amount of greenery basically everywhere…

Czech’d that box!

To say this summer was an amazing experience would be an understatement. I began this journey a little wary about how I would feel about such a big lifestyle change. There were still so many moving parts at the time; I didn’t know what people I would meet, what cultural differences there were, what my…

Final analysis

Wow! What an amazing experience! The city of Madrid, Cats Hostels, my host family, and all my new friends! Reflecting on this experience will take me back and visit so many fond memories. The primary focus of this paper will be on the internship; I will include everything that I deem necessary for a person…

Final Reflections

After enjoying a few weeks at home with family and friends I’ve taken some time to reflect on my experience over the summer. Going into this program I was very nervous and wasn’t sure about the choice to do an internship abroad. But looking back at it now I think that was the best choice…

Final Reflection Blog on Dublin Experience

After being home for about two weeks now I have begun to reflect on my time spent abroad in Ireland. My internship at Dublin City University Business School was the first time I was able to apply some of the skills I gained in college to the workplace. It is also the first job where…

New Heights

One of the most amazing things about the Greater Yellowstone region is how greatly different areas of the park contrast with other areas. One day you could be trekking past cacti and rattlesnakes and the next passing by 20 foot tall snowdrifts in the mountains. The fairly unpredictable weather made packing for day hikes a…

Working Abroad

During orientation the program directors tell us about challenges we might face in our internships. The chinese and american workplaces are very different because China is known as a high context culture and America is known as a low context culture. High context cultures are those in which communication is primarily conveyed through the use…