A Bittersweet Goodbye

Well, everyone, we’ve made it to the end. If you told me back in January that I would ever reach this point, I would have never believed you. The possibilities were endless, and the memories were yet to be made. It was just me and my google translate against the world. Now I’m sitting in…

Hello Cultural Competency!

Soft skills, hard skills. Recruiters want them, we got them.  This program has been an amazing opportunity to grow both my personal and professional skills.              In the sense of my internship at the digital marketing agency, I have had the chance to develop my skills in a new and exciting environment. The soft skills that I…

Dear Sophie, you’re going to love it.

Where do I start? First of all, Italians are not nearly as scary as you thought they were going to be. Most of the time when you try and speak broken Italian to them, they will smile and are always willing to help you. You don’t need to be perfect, just need to be respectful…

Adapting to Italian Culture and Business

Hi everyone! After living here in Italy for a couple weeks, I finally feel as if I’m really finding my groove. I have learned and observed that Italians take life a lot slower than we do back in America. I, for one, am totally embracing this mindset. Cappuccinos in the morning, walks in the afternoon,…

Working with Tuscan Trucks!

This semester, I am currently one of 7 Pitt Business students participating in the internship course here in Florence. The course consists of working 20 hours a week for our internship, as well as a weekly class with weekly assignments. My internship is at the Kaledios Marketing Agency, which is located here in the city…

Buongiorno da Firenze!

Hi everyone! My name is Sophie Geer, I am currently a junior double majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in International Business. I am doing the GBI Florence semester program through Pitt Business and CAPA. I chose to do the GBI Florence program because I wanted the ease of transferring Pitt…