One Month Left!

One thing that people often forget when doing business with someone from another country is that each country has a different set of cultural norms and standards. As Americans, we love to ask lots of questions, mix our personal and professional lives, and use lots of gestures and expressions when talking. But, other countries, Germany…

Blog 1: Global Consulting Capstone

My name is Constantina Gargano, but I go by Tina. I am originally from central New Jersey, and more specifically Allentown, NJ (not PA). I have two brothers: one older and one younger making me the middle child. My older brother completed his undergraduate studies in Spain and is currently pursuing a masters degree there…

582 Hours & 17 Minutes Left

First month of the semester done and we’ve already learned so much about the overall consulting process and have been working very diligently every day to create strong deliverables for our client. Although there are still months left in the semesters, it feels as if we are running out of time. There is only one…

Mind the Gap!

My daily commute in London is much different than the one I’ve been used to in Pittsburgh. I used to roll out of bed an hour before class and leave 15 minutes to walk and get there on time. Now, I wake up at least two hours before my workday starts or an hour and…

Packing for Spain

I thought about and discussed packing strategies a lot prior to leaving. After much consideration I decided to check 1 large suitcase, bring a carry-on that I could use for weekend trips around Europe, and my backpack for school. Packing 4 months and 2 seasons worth of clothing in 1 suitcase is not an easy…

MTV, Welcome to my Flat!

While studying abroad in London, I am living in an apartment-style situation with a group of other students from other Universities in the United States. Located in the Shepherd’s Bush area of the city, our building is behind a Sainsbury’s shopping centre, which makes finding groceries really easy! I found this new home through CAPA,…

The Experience of a Lifetime

Studying abroad has always been on my “Bucket List” and I knew I would learn a lot both academically and culturally. I also knew that I would experience a certain degree of culture shock as well as a lot of growth. So, after a little over a month abroad, these are my three biggest takeaways….

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Ciao amici! It is currently my fourth week here in Florence and I can confidently say that I have adjusted to the Florentine lifestyle well. There were certainly a few things I had to get used to, such as stores closing at 9 PM, dinner being served later at night, and not having a drying…

Another Journey!

Hello, my name is Jordan Armstrong and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am currently majoring in Supply Chain Management and Finance while also pursuing a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. While at Pitt, I was able to join Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business organization, where I currently serve as…