Final Reflection Blog on Dublin Experience

After being home for about two weeks now I have begun to reflect on my time spent abroad in Ireland. My internship at Dublin City University Business School was the first time I was able to apply some of the skills I gained in college to the workplace. It is also the first job where…

Departing From Dublin

Unfortunately my time in Ireland has come to an end and I am writing this blog post back in Pennsylvania. Overall, I feel as though while the first few weeks went by slowly, the last month of my internship really flew by. Being in Ireland was an experience unlike anything I had previously done, as…

Approaching the End of My Time in Dublin

So far in my experience working in Ireland I would say that success in the in a professional sense is similar to how it is defined in the United States. In both countries success can be measured by the completion of pertinent tasks to the highest degree possible. Success is also probably defined by your…

Differing Work Culture in Dublin

I have never had a traditional office or research job in the United States like I do here in Ireland, so I will base my comparison of work culture on both my experiences working at summer camp over the years an what others have told me about the corporate world in America. I would say…

Reflecting on Different Leadership Styles in Dublin

I would say may leadership style prior to this experience would be to lead by example. I am certainly not the loudest person, so a leadership style that involves a lot of speeches or shouting does not fit my strengths. I developed this leadership style over the past four summers when I was a camp…

Visiting Cork

This weekend I traveled south to the city of Cork to visit my cousin who lives outside of the city. The trip was about a three hour bus ride, but it was well worth it. I hadn’t seen my cousin in about ten years, so it was great to see him now that we are…

Visiting Barcelona

This week my family went on a vacation to visit me. During the week they stayed in Dublin and I was able to visit them for dinner at night. As a result of this, I got to experience what  some of the more high end dining options in Dublin are. I had dinner with them…

Headlines (Not the Drake Song)

I have been in Dublin for three weeks now and it honestly feels like the time is flying by. It feels like it was just a few days ago that I arrived here, and I am feel a lot more comfortable in my surroundings now that I have established a steady routine of work during…

Beginning My Internship at DCU

I have officially completed the first week of my internship at Dublin City University Business School. My job is slightly different than what I anticipated, as my main task is to read articles from the Irish Times Newspaper archive that stretches back to the 1850s, and search for articles that pertain to government fraud. This…