Did somebody say pivot?

Over the course of the past three weeks, life as we all know it has dramatically changed. Back on March 3rd, I was preparing to pack for my trip to Trinidad and my biggest worry was if I would forget to pack my toothpaste. Then March 4th came. Three days before our intended departure. My…

The Game Changer: COVID-19

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, our trip to Trinidad was cancelled by the University of Pittsburgh for our protection. While this was unexpected, since it was cancelled a mere four days before our departure, I am now able to clearly see that this was in fact the best decision. Seeing as…

COVID-19 Turns the World Upside Down

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, and fast. At first it had been a distant problem. I too was one to think little of the illness. I mean, it was on the other side of the world, right? Little by little it became more and more self-evident that this was a growing concern, more…

With Trinidad So Close…

In just under a week, my team and I will be traveling to the beautiful island of Trinidad and I am so excited! This semester we have spent countless hours completing preliminary research, preparing our scope of work and preparing our best practices deliverable for our client, Nature Seekers. It seems as though all of…

“To the World” in 5 days!

Wow. Time is really flying – I can’t believe we leave for Trinidad in five days. It does not seem like it is that close, but the anticipation is building. While I am extremely excited, I am also nervous. This will be my first time outside of the country and it will be a completely…

Guten Tag, Germany!

Although I have been outside of the country several times, I have only ever been exposed to a foreign business environment once before. I found it very difficult to adjust to the different business culture I was exposed to. In Israel, where I had visited for business purposes, I felt very unprepared walking into my…

To Trinidad And Beyond

Hello! My name is Alex Falzone and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in supply chain management and marketing, while also participating in the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE). Prior to my junior year of high school, I had not even considered going to college for business….

Trinidad & Tobag-Oh hello!

            Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn Zedalis. I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh studying Supply Chain Management. I am also pursuing a Certificate in Leadership & Ethics (CPLE), as well as Data Analytics. I chose Supply Chain as a major because my high school, State High, worked closely with Penn State’s…

Augsburg, Here I Come

My name is Leah Belman. I was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania on the Eastern side of the state with my three older brothers, one of whom actually attended the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh and majored in Marketing. I attended a Jewish Day School from…