The End of the Beginning

As we leave Ireland, let’s focus on takeaways for your personal and professional development from the Ireland part of the course. In terms of professional development, maybe it was a company or organization that you enjoyed seeing and might want to work with again or perhaps one of the contacts you met on the various…

Application Time

As you start your studies in Pitt Business, you will see that a great deal of emphasis is placed on your professional development.  A big part of this is the process of networking and actively following up with professional contacts to generate opportunities for professional development in the future.  This blog post from Pitt Business Career Services…

Next Steps…

One of the main purposes of the Haller Global Fellowship is to give you an introduction to studying abroad early in your academic career, so that you start thinking about study abroad opportunities as part of your undergraduate business education.  Pitt Business has had great success in providing students with opportunities and financial support for study abroad.  Based…

Microsoft Ireland

In preparation for your site visit to Microsoft Ireland, the short video reflects several of the points that Professor Darren Kelly made regarding the business environment in Ireland (and specifically Dublin) being a great setting for expansion into Ireland and Europe due to the combination of strong employee talent, favorable corporate taxes and the promise…

The GEC

In preparation for your site visit to the Guinness Enterprise Centre, we will hear the following theme throughout the presentation (which is part of a quote in the article above) – “the power of entrepreneurship and the impact that it can have on the community, which benefits everyone.”  In short, individuals and organizations who are…

Moher of Ireland

Cliffs of Moher/Galway:  Give us your observations on what stood out to you during your tour of the Cliffs of Moher and the City of Galway. The sheer size and grandeur of the Cliffs of Moher was the most impressive sight of the day. Apart from their beauty, the strength they showed against the winds…

An Irish Sunday

I enjoyed my Sunday spectacularly. I love learning about history, and semi-modern Irish history is especially intriguing to me. At Kilmainhim, Ireland’s main Gaol, we got a great mix of that history and how its related to the history of the prison. Many of the same prominent Irish rebels I’ve been reading about had done…

The Heart of Ireland

Traveling into the Irish countryside has shown me the side of Ireland of which I have always heard. Other than the prevalence of Irish culture, Dublin has become like most other European metropolises. The countryside offers the sheep, greens, and hills that define the Irish. Seeing how the majority of the country lives helps one…

The DOCKLANDS!!

On Friday we will spend two hours with Professor Darren Kelly on tour of Dublin’s Docklands.   As he explained to us, Dublin’s Docklands are Ireland’s “Silicon Valley” – meaning an area of Ireland in which technology companies concentrate their offices and headquarters due to the presence of employee talent that supports high technology and a favorable geographic…