GBI Virtual Internship – Sydney, Australia

Greetings everyone! I am Benjamin Zhu, a rising junior at Pitt for fall 2021. I study Global Management and Supply Chain, and I also minor in Economics and Applied Statistics. I am from California and I live in the beautiful sunny region of southern California. My decision to come to Pitt stemmed from my curiosity…

Un-boli-vable Experience – CEOLI

Through this experience, one of the key lessons that I learned is the importance of clarity and cultural awareness in any type of client interaction. I think a big reason why my team can successfully conduct work towards our deliverables is because we spent a lot of time trying to clarify our scope of work…

Working Remotely During COVID-19 – Bolivia

As the pandemic continues to affect the lives of people around the world, it has also affected businesses and the way we work. From our client meeting during the semester, my team learned that the pandemic placed tremendous financial pressure on the organization that we are working with in Bolivia (i.e. CEOLI). As a result…

Understanding Bolivia’s cultural norms and developing a global perspective.

During Professor Johnson’s lecture on communication and trust, I learned that communication is one of the most important elements in ensuring your work matches your client’s expectations. As shown through Professor Johnson’s communication exercise, where I had to fold a piece of paper according to her instructions, surprisingly, everyone ended up with different results even…

Bolieve in Cochabamba!

Greetings! My name is Benjamin Zhu, and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I study Global Management and Supply Chain Management, and I minor in Economics and Statistics. I am also planning on pursuing the Certificate Program in Business Analytics at Pitt Business. Outside of the classroom, I am involved in Enactus,…