Mesi!

Throughout the time I have spent with PittBusiness’s International Consulting Program this semester, I have been blessed with numerous opportunities to gain new skills, learn about different cultures, and become more grateful for many of the things I take for granted day in and day out. While participating in this program was certainly not an…

The Digital Divide

Throughout this semester, nothing has affected each and every aspect of our lives more than COVID-19. However, when looking at the issues that our clients in Trinidad and Tobago have had to endure, I feel lucky. At the drop of a hat, organizations such as schools, corporations, and even churches were able to shift their…

Midterm Update: Navigating Cultural Norms and Global Business

The halfway point is finally upon us for our international consulting project. My group and I have been working together throughout this semester to bring our clients, DORCAS Women’s Group and Nature Seekers, the best deliverables possible. With the help of our Amazide contacts, Gail and Torey, we have been able to accomplish so much…

A Trinidadian Business Perspective

Over the course of this semester, I have been lucky enough to work with both NatureSeekers and DORCAS Women’s Group. While these engagements have both had their challenges, I still believe that the unique experience provided by the International Consulting Program at Pitt Business is giving me the chance to improve my skillset as a…

Bonjou!

Hello! I cannot wait to begin working with our partners at NatureSeekers and DORCAS Women’s Group in Trinidad with the assistance of Amizade and PittBusiness!! Before I discuss why I chose to join the Trinidad team, I would like to give you a look into what my college journey has consisted of to this point….

Adiós GSL Puerto Rico!

My global service-learning experience to declare the least has been nothing short of spontaneous, a truly whirlwind experience. Never would I ever have anticipated having completed our project with Caras in a remote location under complete lockdown amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. That said, my time in Global Service Learning left me with valuable key…

Transitioning GSL Puerto Rico to Zoom University amidst COVID-19

Oh my! It is incredible to think the rate at which the circumstances have drastically altered since my last blog post! The exact instance in which I recall that where I received the news that all the University of Pittsburgh canceled Spring 2020 study abroad, opportunities were eye-opening and shocking with a multitude of emotions…

T-5 Days Till Puerto Rico

         We are now in the home stretch until our departure to Puerto Rico. The time has flown by, and I can’t wait five more days till I can escape the thirty-degree winter weather of Pittsburgh. In exactly one week, our team will be assisting Caras con Causa to implement a marketing initiative for their…

A Wrap to Virtual Service Learning

Since my last post, our team has finished our deliverables, wrapped up our report, and gave our presentation, which leaves me with the last component of this course: writing this blog. My last blog post is when I had felt most of the struggles and confusion adapting to the sudden change of online classes, which…