Final Week

For my final week I completed the rest of the business plans for the site visits for my company. We visited both Dresden and a site in Berlin in the last week. My coworkers took me out for a good-bye dinner in Berlin at a really nice restaurant. It was a bitter sweet moment to…

Another Day, Another Croissant

This week my parents left Ireland, and I’m getting back into my old routine! Wake up, get ready for work, take the 1 bus to Violet’s Cafe, get my chocolate croissant, and walk 5 minutes to work! I am extremely happy (and surprised) that I get so excited to go to work in the morning….

Environmental Contexts

Currently on my fourth attempt at writing this, but at least I’m at home to write about my abroad experience. I really wish that I could turn off the auto save feature, because it’s only deleted progress over the last two months. This week’s blogpost is about using context clues to solve issues. And I…

Actually Working to Live

With only a week and a half left in Dublin, time is flying at an alarming pace. It seems like the whole second half of the summer has gone so fast now that we’re all completely settled in and just living what feels like normal life. At this point, work is quite boring, and I’m…

A Trip of a Lifetime

Overall, I have loved my time abroad in Sydney, Australia. I enjoyed exploring the many attractions, restaurants, and beaches in Sydney. I’m so sad to be leaving the place that I have gotten to love in such a short period of time. I have met many new friends and learned a lot in my six…

Closing this Chapter

This summer I was given the amazing opportunity to live, intern, and study in the amazing global city of London for six weeks. I interned at a five-star hotel called the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel where I was a human resources intern. I was there 3 days a week, and the other 2 days of…

Week 7 – Reflecting on Cultural Competence

When I am writing this blog, it is my sixth week in San Francisco. During these six weeks, I explored the whole city, met many new people and realized some differences. However, since I have not had any formal job before, it is also hard for me to compare the work culture. According to my…

Auf wiedersehen, A bientot, Good bye

It is amazing how quickly two months had gone by.  Upon initially arriving in Germany in mid May, eight weeks of work looked like an incredibly long time.  However, now that it is over and I am back in the US, it seemed to be only a small blip of time, but one that I…

Week 8-Global Competency and Expectations

Wow, where has the time gone?  It feels as if I just got off the plane yesterday.  I will always remember the pure excitement I felt when I landed in Madrid for the first time.  I was ready to embrace Spanish culture head on and I have done just that.  I have eaten pretty much…