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…

Garden Gnome Adventures…

I can’t believe the internship program is nearing its end! It has been such a fun and rewarding experience interning at Alliance for Smiles, learning not only the hard work that goes into running a nonprofit organization (especially a smaller one), but also the care taken to change children’s lives, one smile at a time….

Last Weekend!

As if we just arrived a few weeks ago, we have already been in San Francisco for more than 2 months. This is my last weekend in San Francisco, but the trip has never been boring! I went biking with some new friends from Minnesota , and it was my first time riding a bike…

Last Traveling in California

This weekend, I was busy traveling. On Thursday, I got to work at home, and on Friday, luckily, I got a day off from my work because the CEO of my company went to China for 3 days. Therefore, I basically had 3 full days to go somewhere. I go back to Pittsburgh next Friday,…

Weekend Getaway to San Diego

I travelled to San Diego during one weekend to visit my friend. This week, I want to introduce some fun places to go in San Diego. San Diego is a city with a lot of history and culture, and at the same time it’s also a very modern city. In other words, there are many…