Post-Program: Conclusion Prompt

Since this will be my last post for the IIP, I want to sum up and explain my gratitude towards my internship experience. During the last week of my internship, my supervisor asked me to collect all the materials I’ve worked on, finalize them, and send them to him in one concise email. I spent…

Post #5: Reflecting on Communication Differences

In my last discussion post, I discussed the country report I wrote for my supervisor as a proof of concept for an undergraduate activity. When I showed Mr. Gillanders—my supervisor, France’s completed country report, he was very pleased with my work and expressed his plan to incorporate it as an undergraduate activity.  As my next…

Post #4: Critical Reflection on Skills and Competencies

During my last blog post, I discussed my assigned task of revamping the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) website. This task gave birth to the idea of my next responsibilities as an intern. As I was brainstorming for the website, I queried: is the ACU involved in any undergraduate or graduate programs for students enrolled at the…

Post #3: Adaptability and Flexibility

            Since my last blog post, I’ve transitioned into a new project to work on. During my last project, I was doing more reading and analytical work. I enjoyed doing this first project for the first two weeks or so. However, by the third week, I was ready to move on to something new. Furthermore, the…

Post #2: Problem Solving with Incomplete Information

Since my last blog post, I’ve been working on my first project while interning in the Anti-Corruption Unit at DCU Business School. My first project includes doing research on the relationship between corruption in governance and food insecurities in developing countries. I’m conducting this research by accessing academic journals through Google Scholar, identifying worthwhile articles…

Post #1: Assessing the Business Environment

My internship officially started on May 31st. My first day began as a meeting with my supervisor, Dr. Robert Gillanders, who co-directs the Anti-Corruption Research Center. During our initial meeting, we first did some simple housekeeping tasks like deciding on my regular weekly hours for the internship. Afterwards, he provided me with a rundown of…

IIP in Dublin

Hello, everyone! My name is Jillian Duve, originally from Buffalo, New York. Currently, I’m a Junior transfer into the College of Business Administration. My major is Finance with a certificate in International Business, also on the pre-law track. Prior to transferring into the College of Business Administration, I was enrolled in the Dietrich School of…