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…

BSEL Reflection

It’s been a while since I’ve returned from my experience in Berlin and I am forever grateful for the opportunity I was given. I feel more capable than every to handle myself in foreign situations, and find my way through any obstacle. The diverse group of people I met are friends that I hope to…

The Last Assignment

I know that this blog is supposed to be all about how I grew, but I want to add this little preface about the opposite. While in Germany, I lost about 28 pounds and have probably taken almost 5 inches off of my waistline. Okay, now that I’ve said that I can continue. Professionally, I…

Home Sweet Home

Upon arriving in the West it immediately felt like we were in a completely different world. Unlike Pittsburgh International Airport, the airport in Billings, Montana had a maximum of maybe two gates and one quaint area for baggage claims. Men and women dressed in flannel and cowboy hats leaned up against their pickups outside waiting…

The Final Days at HWR

In the middle of my third week here in Berlin and I’m starting to feel like a native. Being forced to use public transportation 24/7 helps immensely. Berlin is a very widespread city, so at times getting places can take a long while –– otherwise the system is extremely efficient and getting a monthly pass…

Transformation

My post trek goal is to be transformed from the experience. I was asked during the program weather i had been transformed by the experience. I did not put much thought in to the response until i had some time to reflect. Now my answer is no not yet. While i may have implemented some…

Never stop learning

My trekking experience through the Himalayas of Northern India provided me with an extreme amount of learning. Lots of this learning came through the guided reflection that our group took part in every day. Hearing six other prospectives on the events of each day provided me with a lot of prospective on other people feelings…