My Time in Dublin

My time in Dublin taught me a lot about a wide variety of different things. I got to experience a bunch of different cultures, I got to spend time in an office, and I got to experience what it was like going out on my own for the first time (in a much different sense…

Goodbye Strangers

My last week in Ireland was great but also quite sad. I went out with friends several times to enjoy the last week. We had a great time spending time with each other and enjoying the great city that is Dublin. For my last day at work my coworkers took me and the other intern…

What a charm

Being in Ireland there are not a lot of language barrier or cultural difference problems. The only issue is that I do not receive a lot of feedback. When the midpoint evaluation came around I figured I could get some feedback then, but it didn’t quite go as planned. I work with another Pitt student…

Where the wild things are

My host country seems to define success as a work/life balance. They don’t see working constantly as successful. They see that as too much. My one coworker’s husband owns a store just down the block and she told me to never open my own company. She told me he works constantly and she has to…

Life is like a box of chocolates

I would describe my leadership style as a listener, I would prefer to hear what everyone has to say before I give my opinion so that everyone feels heard like they are part of a true team. It will also allow for the best opinion/idea to rise to the surface instead of one person having…

Heat wave

Pitt business has definitely prepared me for my experiences here in Ireland. When they say from the classroom to the city to the world they were not joking. I love seeing my work in the classroom translate into a real setting. The classes that have translated the best are my finance and Business Information Systems…

Outside of Dublin

I have experienced a little bit of unclear instructions and ambiguity in the workplace. I have been given a few tasks where I was not sure what was being asked of me and I felt awkward asking for instructions. In these situations I usually first try to figure it out myself, then if I can…

New Internship at RCSI

I started a new internship this week at a college called The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). I am a “finance contractor”. I currently look at expense reports and match them to their receipts and balance reconciliations. It is great to see the work I do in the classroom translate to a real…