GBI Virtual Internship – Sydney, Australia

Greetings everyone! I am Benjamin Zhu, a rising junior at Pitt for fall 2021. I study Global Management and Supply Chain, and I also minor in Economics and Applied Statistics. I am from California and I live in the beautiful sunny region of southern California. My decision to come to Pitt stemmed from my curiosity…

My Remote Global Internship Experience: The Finale

I just want to start this blog post by apologizing for the late post! Hectic last week of work with the internship and the accompanying course, both of which have had an amazing impact on me. These past six weeks have given me a great opportunity to grow as a communicator and collaborator, especially in…

Sydney, The Best Months of My life

Since being home I have been asked my times how my study abroad trip was, every single time I say that it was the best two months of my entire life. Visiting Australia had been number one on my bucket list ever since I was in middle school. When I had the chance to study…

Final Reflections on Australia

Challenges From My Abroad Experience The biggest challenge for me that I think I had to experience during my time in Australia involved with getting adjusted to my internship. Although it was exciting to be working in Sports Marketing and doing an internship that fit along with my career interests, it was also a very…

An Unexpected Goodbye

I have always been a student who spends a large portion of time on schoolwork. Before I arrived in Sydney, I knew that it would be tough to stay on top of my academics while exploring a new city. I knew that I would l place a lot of effort on schoolwork because of my…

End of an Adventure

My time in Sydney was life-changing and it’s a shame that my time there was cut short. I’m still thankful for the experiences I was able to have and the challenges I was able to overcome.  I would say one of the most difficult challenges I faced while in Sydney was having to manage my…

Never Really Over

Although I am no longer living in Sydney, Australia, the semester is far from over. Despite unprecedented circumstances, there are still responsibilities to uphold amongst challenges to overcome. The transition home and into a remote learning model was not necessarily a smooth process, but it was a necessary adjustment which helped me put the experience…