Tasting Florence

When I was told back in August that I would be interning for a food tour company in Italy, I thought I was dreaming. Sure, it’s nothing like a corporate internship, but it still gives me meaningful experience and an opportunity to learn and apply some skills I know already. While in Florence, I am…

Going Global

London is an incredibly global city with people from all over the world living in this illustrious location. Interacting with people from all over the globe has brought about some interesting conversations along with many adjustments. Overall, the international aspect of London has made it an easy city to adjust to, but there are still…

Falling for Firenze

Ciao ragazzi! My name is Diana James and I am happy to be writing to you from Florence this semester! I am from outside of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, but at Pitt I am a junior majoring in Marketing, Global Management, Supply Chain, and getting a Certificate in Sustainability. Since the start of my time…

Learning to Live in London

Hello from London! My name is Katie, I am a senior at Pitt studying Marketing and Finance. I’m originally from Bucks County PA (outside of Philly!) and moved across the state three years ago embarking on a new journey in Pittsburgh. Through Pitt Business, I became a member of Phi Beta Lambda and Sports Business…

Farewell to Dublin

I cannot believe the summer is already ending. It seems like the start of the IIP program was only yesterday. It has been an amazing journey and I am excited to sum it up in this final post. First, I would like to thank my donor (I will keep the name anonymous) for being so generous as to award a scholarship to me….

Communication in the Multinational Office: Dublin

This blog post is an interesting one for me as my communications differed according to my colleagues. My team at StayCity was multicultural with members hailing from Ireland, Greece, Ecuador, and Brazil. While Ireland is a low-context culture and the team is adapted to the Irish workstyle, I could sense a difference in communication from my Greek and Brazilian colleagues.   My…

An end leads to another beginning!

Six weeks have flown by and my virtual global internship has unfortunately come to an end. Looking back to what I have harvested from this unique journey, I am proud to say that I made a right decision to be part of it. The skills and experience that I have gained from fulfilling my responsibilities,…

Summer Growth: Let Me Play in London

Hello everyone! The six weeks since the start of my Human Resources Management internship at Let Me Play have just flown by. When I first started, I had no idea what to expect, as this was my first professional experience. From practical application of the field to general workplace conduct and practices, everything was new…

GBI Virtual Internship: From SYD to PIT

Although my Marketing internship with the Sydney-based software startup, Kaizntree, is coming to an end, a part of me wishes that it would continue forever. I came here expecting to apply the knowledge I learned in my Marketing and Supply Chain Management classes, to gain valuable industry experience, and to develop my soft skills (like…