New (Virtual) Adventure to Puerto Rico

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Vertucci, and I am excited to begin the International Consulting Project “in” Puerto Rico. My team and I will be consultants for the nonprofit, Caras con Causa. Their mission is to eradicate poverty through community-driven development. Caras con Causa has four areas of focus: ecology, education, community organization, and…

Vertucci – August 10 – Reflections

In Ireland, we went on many company visits that aided in my professional development. For example, at FoodCloud, I saw how important the social and environmental impact of a company can be because they really make a difference when saving food waste and redistributing to charities that help those in need. Professionally, this visit helped…

Vertucci – August 9 – Management Consulting

I watched Max Kneis’ video about management consulting and found it to be similar to the consulting we’ve done in this class. Max talked about management consulting being the analyzation of a company to tell clients what their course of action should be to reach their goals. In Managing in Complex Environments, we wrote two…

Vertucci – August 8 – Future Endeavors Abroad

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…

Vertucci – August 7 – 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…

Vertucci – August 6 – 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…

Vertucci – August 5 – 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. Today we visited the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. I felt the locations were very interesting, but very touristy. I really liked the views at the Cliffs of Moher….

Vertucci – August 4 – Sunday in Ireland

Earlier today, we bused to Kilmainham Gaol, a historical monument for Dublin. The structure served as a jail in the past and has a lot of history. The prison held thieves, beggars, and powerful political figures like Eamon Valera and Edward Daly. I really enjoyed hearing the stories of prisoners. For example, Joseph Plunkett was…

Vertucci – August 3 – Irish Landscape

Today was our visit to Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, and Glendalough. The landscape of Ireland’s countryside was amazing with the bright green grass, forests of pine trees, and fields of wildflowers. Dublin is a really cool city, but it feels like any other city with different languages being spoken, tall office buildings, public transportation, and streets…