A Growing Bag of Tricks

Last Wednesday, I checked in thinking I was going to be continuing my report on European AI regulation, but as I was eating my breakfast, I was pinged by another one of my managers. He needed me to do an urgent excel-based project, and I had to adjust my calendar accordingly. This is one example…

Monsieur, what can I do for you today?

When I check into work in the morning (virtually), I might be greeted with a simple “Bonjour.” This is not too different than what we are used too in the US. It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s to the point. However, as I respond, I must word things differently. As an intern, it is important that…

Where’s the Blueprint?

On the first day of every semester, your professor or instructor hands you a syllabus, usually including several key dates on which you need to deliver assignments, take exams, and give presentations. Not knowing the content of the course, a few gaps in understanding will surely exist, but generally you have a pretty good idea…

The French Financial Ecosystem

Tomorrow I start my internship at Finance Innovation. As its name suggests, the company operates in the finance industry. Specifically, Finance Innovation was started by the French Public Authorities to provide resources and networking opportunities for fintech startups in France to secure funding, insurance, consulting, and other services that help accelerate their growth.  To that…

FIN

In conclusion… Thank you. Thank you to everyone that made this experience for me possible. Thank you to the team at Pitt, who accepted me into this program and gave me the tools to make this experience as amazing as it was. Thank you to the EUSA team for finding me – an engineer –…

Week 9! I’m in London!

First things first, a quick update. Hello everyone, my time in Paris has ended. Yesterday morning I hopped on a train to London, England. Here I will be studying Strategic Marketing at the Imperial College London for the next 3 weeks. A few minutes ago, I went to the store to grab some lunch, and…

Week 8. Salut!

How does your host culture define “success” in a professional sense? What makes a successful/effective employee in your internship and industry? How do behaviors and actions of a “successful” employee differ in your host vs. home country? Just as an update, this is week 8! I literally can’t believe it has been 8 week since…

Update: This week, the french intern left and the british intern arrived. Reading my last blog post it seemed like I was so scared to meet this girl, but we get along really well and shes teaching me more french than I think I was learning speaking only french (because they had a hard time…

mais non!

“Mais nonnn”! I really wish my time in Paris wasn’t coming to an end, it’s really freaking me out. I’ve had such a wonderful time here. Honestly I refuse to admit it. It’s still the beginning of July and the month is young. I have plenty of time. The only problem is time isn’t slowing…