Going Global

London is an incredibly global city with people from all over the world living in this illustrious location. Interacting with people from all over the globe has brought about some interesting conversations along with many adjustments. Overall, the international aspect of London has made it an easy city to adjust to, but there are still…

Learning to Live in London

Hello from London! My name is Katie, I am a senior at Pitt studying Marketing and Finance. I’m originally from Bucks County PA (outside of Philly!) and moved across the state three years ago embarking on a new journey in Pittsburgh. Through Pitt Business, I became a member of Phi Beta Lambda and Sports Business…

An end leads to another beginning!

Six weeks have flown by and my virtual global internship has unfortunately come to an end. Looking back to what I have harvested from this unique journey, I am proud to say that I made a right decision to be part of it. The skills and experience that I have gained from fulfilling my responsibilities,…

Until Next Time London!

Farewell London! I can’t help but feel nostalgic and wish that I was back in the city. I’ve been social distancing and it’s been an adjustment returning to life at home and can’t help but feel bored under this new norm. I think that the biggest challenge I faced during my semester abroad was time…

Living in London

If I lived in London full-time I would want to reside in the east end of the city. This semester I was housed in West London in West Kensington, which is a very posh and expensive neighborhood. Being about a 30 minute walk from Kensington Palace, rent prices, food, and drinks were a little too…

My Most Valuable Skills Learned in London

Even though my time in London was cut short, to say I learned a few transferable skills would be an understatement. Interning at a hotel where a majority of the employees are from outside the UK enhanced many skills: cross-cultural communication and adapting to the ever-changing environment of the hospitality industry were two of the…

My Biggest Challenge in London

Before coming to London, I had never really had to balance work and school. In high school, I had a job only working six to seven hours a week at my synagogue’s religious school teaching a class. I was on the school’s dance team which took up ten to fifteen hours a week after school…

Traveling the World

Studying abroad has been a surreal experience and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around some of Europe. For spring break, me and a group of friends backpacked throughout France for ten days. We flew into Marseille and then traveled to Nice, Lyon, Paris and then ended in Normandy. It was such an action-packed journey…

Working Internationally

            I’ve been interning for a financial consulting firm named Winnovart who specialize in obtaining funding for small businesses. My specific internship has focused on blended finance which is a form of funding where SMEs get grants from the U.K. government and capital from private investors who are usually venture capitalists but can also include family…