Reflecting on My Summer in Ireland

When I first applied for the International Internship Program in Dublin, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have on me, both personally and professionally. I chose this program for many personal reasons: to see the country my ancestors were from, to live independently, to explore new cultures, and to learn…

From Strangers To Friends

I can’t believe I just finished my last week in Dublin. Landing in Dublin, struggling to find a taxi, and rushing to make the campus tour feels like yesterday but somehow also a million years ago. I think it’ll take me some time to really comprehend how much I grew both personally and professionally during…

One Week to Go!

Only five days left! I can’t believe how quickly my 8 weeks in Ireland have flown by. Although I’m happy with the amount of activities I did and places I visited, I still feel like there’s so much more to do. Last week started off great. My friends and I made another trip to Dun…

Soaking It All In

It’s hard to believe we only have two weeks left in the program. These last five weeks have been filled with unforgettable memories, awe inspiring views, and great friends—I couldn’t be more grateful for all of it. Since we’re reaching the end I’m trying to make sure I’ve hit as many famous Dublin spots as…

A Little Bit of Home

Throughout my internship at the Restaurants Association of Ireland I’ve mostly been using the customer relationship management platform Salesforce and Microsoft Excel. Salesforce is one of the most widely used management platforms, so learning how to navigate the site and understand the practical uses of its tools will be very beneficial for almost any job…

Still Discovering Dublin

It’s crazy to think that I’ve already been in Dublin for four weeks and that we’re halfway through the program! The experiences I’ve had and memories I’ve made will stay with me forever. I was pretty busy this past week and by the end of it I finally felt the adrenaline wear off and the…

Learning As I Go

After my second week as an intern at the Restaurants Association of Ireland, I’m starting to feel more comfortable in my role but of course I’m still learning as I go. The assignment I’ve spent most of my time doing involves updating the liquor license data of over 1,000 of the associations members from an…

It’s the Little Things

Last Tuesday I officially started my internship at the Restaurants Association of Ireland! I spent the last week adapting to my new routine: wake up around 7:30am, get ready for my day, hop on a 9:05(ish) bus, then go to my internship from 10am to 5pm. So far, I’ve mostly been helping the Restaurants Association…

Looks Like a Local, Talks Like a Tourist

My first week in Ireland has been amazing, but of course there were also a few bumps in the road! My struggle with the time difference was made slightly worse when I accidentally locked myself out of my bedroom at 2am on my very first night here. When I realized I had left my student…