Never Really Over

Although I am no longer living in Sydney, Australia, the semester is far from over. Despite unprecedented circumstances, there are still responsibilities to uphold amongst challenges to overcome. The transition home and into a remote learning model was not necessarily a smooth process, but it was a necessary adjustment which helped me put the experience…

Beating the “Bali Belly”

Over the course of the last eight weeks, I have experienced days of varying difficulty, causing me to always have to be ready to face whatever challenge materialized. While the greatest challenge thus far has been coping with the issues regarding COVID-19, the reason I am writing this post back in the United States, there…

To Learn & Intern

My internship placement is with a small tech-startup called Springday. As a wellbeing platform, they work with clients such as PWC, Virgin Australia, and other corporations in order to enhance their human resources through the promotion of employee health. Through articles and videos on the Springday website and app, users can explore the 5 pillars…

1, 2, 3… Takeaways!

Is the program really almost halfway over? While the days seem long and busy, the time has been going by way too fast. It has been taking a lot of energy to never lose a moment because there is just so much I want to accomplish before I say goodbye in such a short time. …

Using OPAL like a Local

Commuting in Sydney is an interesting topic to explore because there are many different answers to the same question. I have been using Google Maps because it is well synced in the city, but I am always provided multiple routes for the same end destination. Sure, I could walk 20 minutes, or I could take…

Living in the ‘Land Down Under’

I arrived in Sydney, Australia after over a day of travel and delays. Yet, that didn’t stop me from immediately feeling right at home. All of the students in the CAPA Program this semester are staying in the Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments in Darling Harbour. The apartments were once used as a wool warehouse, but have…

New Year, New Adventure

G’day mate! My name is Alex McCurdy and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration studying Finance, Business Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management. I am also pursuing certificates in Leadership and Ethics and International Business. I am originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, so I am a…