Am I a Madrileña yet?

¡Hola todxs! A little update: We are back and better than ever! ¡Amo a Madrid con toda mi alma! These first five days have been packed with exploring the different neighborhoods, making new friends, and trying to understand what my host family is saying to me. I would have to say my favorite part of…

Lawyers and Time Limits: On Time Management

Time management is an incredibly important skill in any environment, be it work, an internship, school, or even managing leisure time and hobbies. There are hundreds of theories and techniques out there in the world concerning the best ways to manage your time. There is the Pareto Analysis (wherein 20% of your actions are responsible…

Skills in Spain

So far, my first week in Madrid has been a total whirlwind. There’s just so much color and beauty surrounding me at all times. I’m particularly surprised by how green the city is, and how easy it is to escape into nature.  Now, to get to business (literally). As of right now, I have a…

My First Week In Madrid

¡Hola! A little update: We are back and better than ever! ¡Amo a Madrid con toda mi alma! These first five days have been packed with exploring the different neighborhoods, making new friends, and trying to understand what my host family is saying to me. I would have to say my favorite part of the…

¡Hola, Madrid!

My name is Michelle, and I am a rising senior going on the International Internship Program in Madrid. I am in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Economics and Politics & Philosophy with a minor in Portuguese. Minoring in Portuguese may seem unusual for someone studying abroad in Madrid, but there is…

Adjusting to Castilian Culture

Buenas tardes, readers! I am finally in Madrid, soaking up the summer sun and savoring the local cuisine. This is my third time visiting the city, and I am so happy to be back! Since last week, I have been staying at a family friend’s house snacking on jamón ibérico and having salmorejo, a soup…

Uncertainty in the Workplace

Happy Friday, readers! I am back to report on the first two weeks of my internship. If you missed my last post, I have begun interning with a franchise called La Casita de Inglés. This company has multiple centers in Spain that teach English to young children through fun weekly workshops. For this week’s blog,…

Skills Necessary for the HR Industry

Hello again! Next week I will be starting my internship with La Casita de Inglés. In preparation, I have been reflecting on the skills I possess and comparing them to those of HR professionals in order to gauge my preparedness for this internship. During my internship with La Casita de Inglés, I will be working…

¡Hola desde Pennsylvania!

Hello! My name is Isabella Purcell. I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh, and I am currently double majoring in marketing and human resources with a certificate in international business. I am from Chester County, Pennsylvania which is about half an hour away from Philadelphia. Although I have been enjoying my summer…