Goodbye Dublin

In terms of professional development, I think I figured out some areas of business I would and wouldn’t want to work in by visiting companies in various industries. For example, the marketing agency we visited in Pittsburgh was interesting to learn about, but I don’t think I want to go into marketing after hearing about…

Networking

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…

My Future Study Abroad Plans

The Haller Global Honors Fellowship has definitely sparked my interest to study abroad again at Pitt in the near future. I am really interested in applying for the Plus 3 program in Costa Rica. The program is centered around the supply chain management of the coffee and banana industries in Costa Rica, which I think…

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…

Guinness Enterprise Centre

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…

The Cliffs of Moher/Galway & FoodCloud

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. When we went to the Cliffs of Moher, I was surprised by how quickly the weather could change. It went from pouring to sunny in about a minute, which…

Kilmainham Gaol & Howth

The Kilmainham Gaol was one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. I am not usually a fan of history, but during the tour, I was fascinated by the stories of people who were imprisoned in the building and the events that took place there. I think it is incredible that they have…

Kilkenny & Glendalough

Kilkenny was an amazing place to experience because while it is slightly tourist-based, many Irish natives travel to the town for day trips and vacations. This makes it interesting in that you have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. We got the chance to visit a couple beautiful churches and climb…

The Dublin Docklands

The Dublin’s Docklands area is a great place for high technology companies to either expand to or start up in. This is because the real estate is cheaper compared to higher volume areas such as San Francisco and Seattle. Another reason is because most of the population in Dublin is young and well-educated, which provides…