I’m in Berlin!

Sometimes I find it a little difficult to believe that I’m halfway across the world, in Europe, living my life. The past week has been a blur and the longest week of my life all at once, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it. It has been an absolutely amazing experience touring around…

And Now the Work Begins

After being in Berlin for a week now, I can honestly say that this city is everything I hoped it would be. Not only is it easy to navigate, but the city offers so much to do every single day. I have made it a goal of mine to explore a different part of the…

Freight Forwarding Industry

The company that I will be spending my time with this summer is FreightHub.  FreightHub is a company that is building the globally leading freight forwarder of the twenty first century.  It is a digital asset-free freight service provider located in Berlin (HQ), Hamburg, Cologne and Hong Kong. Their ultimate goal is to create the…

Business in Germany

Today was my first official day of work for my internship.  I am working with a small marketing firm called Gramercy Global Media. The company specializes in digital marketing and website design, however their office in Berlin focuses almost exclusively on marketing.  Gramercy provides their clients with several services in the digital marketing category. The firm offers…

First Week In Berlin

One week down! From the eclectic modern architecture to the historic remains from before WWII,  Berlin has been one of the most unique places I’ve ever been. The past week we’ve explored the diverse culture, vibrant nightlife, and historical prominence of this incredible city. Crazy to think this is where we get to live for…

Week 1: Getting Oriented

Time truly flies when you’re having fun, exploring a new place while learning to accept it as a home for the following two months. What a wonderful first week in Berlin. Since arriving last Tuesday morning, our schedules have been so packed its difficult to process just how much we’ve seen and experienced in just…

The First Week

Orientation week was a good time, I got to get know everyone else on the program, and had fun doing it. The first day we began with a nice tour of the city, it was three and a half hours long but the tour guide made it seem like half that. She brought us through…

Week 1: Assessing the Business Environment

The first week I have spent in Berlin has been amazing. We got to do several fun things with the rest of the Pitt students in Berlin through Intrax. We got to visit many tourist attractions throughout the first week being here in Berlin. We were also able to meet with Labor Union, the CDU…

Week 1: Off to a great start in Berlin

One week down in Berlin! I can not believe that I have already been here for a whole entire week as it still feels like it was just yesterday in which I was leaving Pittsburgh. My trip consisted of a flight from Pittsburgh to Toronto, Toronto to Munich, and then finally Munich to Berlin. Initially,…