Farewell to Dublin

I cannot believe the summer is already ending. It seems like the start of the IIP program was only yesterday. It has been an amazing journey and I am excited to sum it up in this final post. First, I would like to thank my donor (I will keep the name anonymous) for being so generous as to award a scholarship to me….

Communication in the Multinational Office: Dublin

This blog post is an interesting one for me as my communications differed according to my colleagues. My team at StayCity was multicultural with members hailing from Ireland, Greece, Ecuador, and Brazil. While Ireland is a low-context culture and the team is adapted to the Irish workstyle, I could sense a difference in communication from my Greek and Brazilian colleagues.   My…

Leveling up in Dublin: Acquiring New Skills and Competencies

I have gathered quite a few new skills from my time at Staycity, which I believe will be very helpful in my future career. First, most of these new skills are soft skills. Due to the nature of having a virtual internship, I am limited in what kind of tasks I can complete. However, I have absolutely leveled up my working…

The Multinational Office in Dublin

This week’s prompt is a tough one for me as I feel I have not been met with many cultural difficulties. Our team is very international. We have one member from Greece, another from Brazil, and one more from a country that is not Ireland (I do not know it since she has not told me). All three…

Ambiguity in the Virtual Office

It is now my second week with Staycity Aparthotels finance team, and it seems I have already settled in with my colleagues. This week’s topic ambiguity in the workplace is something that comes up quite a lot in my day.   First, I have flexible hours with the team, however, my typical day lasts from 8am to 1pm EST. I know I…

Hospitality in Dublin

Hello everyone! In this post I will talk about StayCity Aparthotels which is a part of the hospitality industry. StayCity is a hotel brand made of multiple apartment buildings offering a comfortable and affordable long stay option for travelers. An aparthotel combines the best features of a hotel being the maid services, concierge, and safety with the best features of an apartment…

On the Way to Dublin

Greetings! My name is Claire Resick and I am a Junior transfer to the College of Business Administration. I started my Pitt journey as a Chemistry major in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences which is where I also earned a minor in Korean language. I am currently majoring in Accounting and Business Information…