London and Leadership

This past week I got to spend some time outside of the office with one of my Irish coworkers. We got to see a small concert at a local venue together, along with another intern in the office. Luckily, the singer was good friend’s with my coworker and we got to speak with him after…

Growing & Adapting

What a great week! I am so happy to be seeing such sunny and warm days in Dublin, with even more coming in this next week. Never have I ever thought I would be excited to get a sunburn, but here we are! Very early Friday morning my friends and I began our venture from…

There Are No Office Hours For Leaders

Leadership Skills & Style I never realized how quickly this program would pass me by. I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to this fabulous island, but alas, I will have to very soon. At my placement this past week, I was moved to a later shift with the night manager. It was pretty…

An Adventure-Filled Weekend

This past weekend was probably the most eventful one I have had since being in Dublin. I had the opportunity to see more of Ireland and I took advantage of it since unfortunately we only have a few weeks left and I don’t want to feel like I missed out on anything by the time…

Rocks & Hard Skills

Although I love the opportunities we have to travel around various European countries, I am happy to have spent the last two weekends exploring more of what Ireland (and Dublin itself) has to offer. This past weekend my friend and I took a tour bus to Cork City and Blarney Castle! Despite knowing some of…

Asking Questions is Always a Good Idea

I am so happy to have another week in Dublin, and another week in my marketing internship, under my belt. This past weekend my friends and I took a trip to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher! It was an absolute blast and my favorite trip I’ve made here so far. After work on Friday…

Don’t Disregard the Basics of Hospitality

Critical Reflection on Skills and Competencies Believe it or not, the hospitality industry is essential for our modern world. This fact is backed by the industry being within the top five largest employers in the United States and the world. Another reason is that so many people rely on this industry to fulfill the basic…

Halfway Through

This past weekend I was able to say goodbye to Dublin for just a few days and spend some time in Galway and the surrounding area. I really didn’t know what to expect but I absolutely loved the weekend we had. The first night we found a pub that had a hidden pizza stand in…

Is It Really Halfway Over?

Hello from Dublin, Ireland! Today is June 27 and it feels like a crisp spring morning at a ripe 62°! I have to admit it’s pretty weird being in a place that doesn’t get much warmer than 65. For my whole life, I’ve been used to wonderful Pennsylvania that is both extremely hot, extremely cold,…