Reflection Post

My two months in Berlin was a period in which I experienced a lot of individual growth. To start, I learned a lot from my internship. I have built upon my technical skills, especially in excel, and have gained a greater confidence in contributing within a work environment. Often times my tasks required a lot…

To Sum Things Up

Sum up your international experience I learned a lot from my international experience this summer, which is why I am extremely thankful for the scholarship donors who made this experience more possible for me and so many other Pitt Business students.  I spent my two months working a finance internship at a freight forwarding company…

Final Week

For my final week I completed the rest of the business plans for the site visits for my company. We visited both Dresden and a site in Berlin in the last week. My coworkers took me out for a good-bye dinner in Berlin at a really nice restaurant. It was a bitter sweet moment to…

Germany

Growing up in the United States, I’ve always equated long work days with a high level of success. People who work 50-hour work-weeks are more successful and deserving than those who clock out at 5 pm, regardless of what they do during that window of time. In Berlin and other parts of Europe, the bar…

Venice

I think that I have finally learned my lesson about traveling to over crowded touristy places, I hate it. The moments that I enjoyed Venice the most is when it was so early not many people were out or the minutes before it started pouring rain when everyone ran back into there hotels. I’m honestly…

One Week Left!

Second to last week done in Berlin! I cannot believe we only have one more. This week I did not travel anywhere and decided to enjoy more of Berlin. Me and a couple friends made our way to the DDR Museum which is essentially an exhibition that depicts life of former East Berlin under the…

Staying hydrated in Europe is expensive

Our destination of travel this weekend was Budapest, Hungary. This city has definitely climbed its way to the top two places that I have been lucky enough to travel to on my trip this summer. However, the weather reached such high levels at times that it almost became unbearable to walk around the city. In…

Luckily, I’m a sucker for a good view

This weekend I got to experience the exact vision that I expected of Europe before arriving. Vienna met every expectation that I had of Europe pre departure: white buildings, amazing palaces, jaw dropping churches and delicious food.  The churches in Vienna were undeniably the most shocking and extravagant parts of the city for me. I…

Learning the History

My experience in Berlin has definitely peaked with high adventures but also mellowed out with more relaxed periods or weeks.  This past week was spent more on the relaxing side of the specturium. Since arriving in Berlin each weekend I have been here I have spent in another location, including France and Prague.  As much…