Google & DocuSign in Ireland

DocuSign:  in preparation for your site visit to DocuSign, DocuSign is a start-up from Silicon Valley in California that has evolved into one of the world’s leading e-based document signing technology companies.  As the linked article shows, DocuSign has serious expansion plans for the Dublin office and hopes to hire 1,000 additional workers.  Based on…

First Impressions of Ireland/Croke Stadium

Your First Impressions of Ireland:  For our first blog post in Ireland, let’s focus first on your initial impressions of Dublin from our first day in town.  What caught your attention during this first day in Ireland and in the city? The weather difference between Pittsburgh and Dublin was something I noticed right away. I…

Anticipation Before Traveling To Ireland

The anticipation before a trip is always one of my favorite parts of traveling. I am so excited to explore Dublin and visit different companies. I am looking forward to seeing the Cliffs of Moher because I’ve heard they are beautiful, and the view can be amazing depending on the weather. I’m also excited to…

Personal and Professional Development at Pitt

From a professional standpoint, the company visits helped me start thinking about what kind of career I want in the future. I came into this program having almost no idea what field I could see myself working in or even what major I want to pursue. However, now that we have seen a variety of…

Family History

I don’t know much about my family history just because I haven’t investigated it extensively, so learning anything would be interesting. More specifically though, I would like to learn more about my family on my mom’s side because my grandmother recently passed away and she never really told me anything about her family. All I…

Irish History

I am interested in learning more about the potato famine and the subsequent emigration of the Irish to the United States. I think it is important to look back at this historic event because it parallels the negative feelings some Americans have now about immigrants coming into the country. It is interesting how history tends…

Interest in Ireland

While I don’t know most of my family history, I do know that I am at least a small part Irish on my dad’s side. Going into this trip, I didn’t know much about Dublin or Ireland for that matter, so I’m excited to see the place I may have originated from and learn more…

Opportunities in Real Estate

Real Estate and Opportunities for Commercial Development:  The interesting aspect of Andrew’s real estate career is that he was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia (ask him if he grew up near Doylestown).  While at Pitt Business, he started to see potential in Pittsburgh’s real estate market, which has led him to build…

Assistive Technology

The Market for Assistive Technologies and Commercial Development:  The attached article on the market for assistive technologies has some bold predictions about commercial opportunities.  Given your interest in business (i.e. finance, accounting, marketing, global management, etc.), what commercial opportunity in assistive technologies stands out for you? I think the commercial opportunity that stands out for…