A Life Changing Experience

Looking back on this trip, I feel like I have developed as a person considerably, both professionally and personally. I have learned some of the etiquette of international business, and have been granted the opportunity to see what some very big companies look like from an insider perspective. I also feel that this trip has…

Alumni Networking

If I were to be able to reach out to one of these alumni, I would reach out to Zack Pasquarelli because I think the entertainment industry is very interesting and has a lot to offer to a young professional. Zack seems to have been very successful coming from a marketing background into the world…

Future Abroad

The Haller Global Honors Fellowship has been a great experience for me to learn more about the culture in Ireland and find out what it’s like to function in another country as a working professional. From what I’ve experienced in this program, I will definitely be looking at some of the opportunities in the Plus3…

Microsoft? More like Megasoft

Microsoft is a very well established firm worldwide that provides software to almost every major computer company in the world. Among their grasp on the software industry, Microsoft also is responsible for the wildly popular Xbox gaming platform. Microsoft Ireland is the firm’s headquarters in Dublin which is responsible for much of the company’s operations…

Take Your Guinness Time

Guinness Enterprise Centre is a business startup incubator with office and desk space for rent that has recently grown into a powerhouse in the industry of European startup incubators. Facing an increasing amount of incoming companies, GEC’s greatest opportunity is the amount of companies moving into the space in Dublin, which they can take advantage…

Moher Food

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 Cliffs of Moher are one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen. Comparable to the Grand Canyon in magnitude, the cliffs stretch for kilometers and are up…

Gone Fishing

Today was spent by first spending an hour of time learning about Irish history and the prison system. While unconventional for an international business program, it was interesting to learn how Kilmainham Gaol was used to imprison politicians and rebels. After that, we had somewhat of a hard time navigating the public transit system to…

Crossing Borders

Thus far, we have seen mostly the metropolitan area of Ireland, with the developing economy and increasing infrastructure. We hadn’t seen what the legends have described as a rural, farming country until today. We were able to witness a shepherd training his dog and a herding sheep, while we were also able to visit the…

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While it seems that the Docklands are a prime area to continue advancing the economy in Dublin and create job opportunities, it also seems that the rapid development could be a hazard to the business cycle. Such a rapid level of development is changing the natural business cycle rapidly, and may be unsustainable. As Dr….