Week 4 – Reflecting on Cultural Competence

San Francisco, a city on the west coast of the United States, is not very different from the east coast in terms of the culture. However, there are still many things that I have to assimilate. This is my first time in this city. From the first day that I arrived at the present, it…

Week 3 – Adaptability and Flexibility

Having worked for two weeks, I realize that working is very different from studying at Pitt. This is what I did not expect before. In the first two weeks, since I had not got used to the lifestyle in this new city, San Francisco, and the workplace, I met some difficulties. For example, the eight-hour…

Week 2 – Time Management

Time management is always one of the most important skills in the workplace. As an organized person who always makes plans for myself, I thought having an internship would not have many differences from having classes at Pitt. However, after having the internship for one week, I realized that time management during working was much…

Business Environment in San Francisco

It is well known that San Francisco is the home of many big companies. Besides the high technology industry, the finance industry is also an essential part of the local business. As a student studying in the college of business administration, I work in the finance industry. The financial district is an area near the…

Looking Forward to San Francisco

Hi! My name is Ran Yan, and I am from Fuzhou, a city in southeastern China. I am currently a junior studying Accounting and Finance, along with a minor in Economics. I started my academic career at Pitt as a Finance major. Due to my great interest in business, I made this decision when I…

Meet the IIP Student Bloggers for Summer 2019!

Welcome to the International Internship Study Abroad Program! IIP Blog Overview The International Internship Program (IIP) is a unique study abroad opportunity that allows driven students to partake in a full-time, summer-long internship in one of six countries across the globe. Each IIP student participates in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with their friends,…

San Francisco Summary

After working in San Francisco for 2 months and 2 weeks, I got back to my home in China. Everything is so different between San Francisco and Guangzhou. And 25 days later, I am going back to Pittsburgh. Moving so frequently is a amazing experience. You will never feel bored of the places, but you…

Last Week of the Internship

This is my last week of my internship in San Francisco. I can’t believe that time passed this fast. I came here on May 13 and it’s already the end of July. When I first came here, everything was new to me because I have never visited San Francisco. But I adapted myself to the…

Conclusion of My Journey in San Francisco

Over the past two and half months I worked as a financial analyst intern at a consumer-focused venture capital firm. During the time I spent doing research and analysis, assisting portfolio companies, helping with due diligence and generating fundraising flow for the firm, I caught a glimpse of some of the big trends happening in…