See You Later London!

As I approach the final days in London I wanted to reflect on my experience. These couple of weeks in London have made me very proud of myself. I didn’t know what to expect when I was thrown into an unknown environment, but I am impressed with the outcome. I went on adventures, created new…

PwC in London

This Wednesday, June 22, 2022, my class had a site visit at PwC. At first, I didn’t know what I would be walking into. So far the site visits have been a mix of tours, presentations, and Q&As. First, we met downstairs in the lobby where we checked in. Then we headed up to the…

Professional Development from Studying Abroad

Being in London, I have learned and grown a lot. Specifically, as a business student, my classes have helped me with my professional development. In one of my classes, every student is assigned to be a site lead at a site visit. When you are a site lead, you have to present to the class…

Living and Studying in London: Is It a Culture Shock?

As I am here in London, I’m taking two classes. One is the Survey of International Business Issues and the City of London, and the other is Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London. I’ve touched on these classes briefly in previous blogs, but I wanted to go more in-depth on what they are like….

London: Balance or BurnOut

It is week three of my six weeks in London. The pace of the program has been moving nonstop. Sometimes it’s really easy to get overwhelmed with everything happening all at once.  However, to avoid this, I realized that I fell into an unknowingly balanced routine. Every Monday before class I go and try a…

Exploring Hackney Wick

It is halfway through week two here in London and today I decided to go on an adventure by myself. For my exploring London class, we had to pick a neighborhood to go explore, and then we would write an essay and present on our neighborhood showing aspects of a global city. Based on the…

Introducing the Main Character

My name is Sydney Hawk. I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in accounting, and I want to pursue the 3+1 program. This allows me to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in three years. Then my fourth year I will get my master’s in accounting….

First Week of London: Complete

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Sydney Hawk. I’m a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in accounting. I’m participating in a six-week study abroad program in London. Now that’s out of the way let me give you some background on how I got here. When I first met with my…