Arriving home

It’s hard to believe that the summer is over and I have returned home from an amazing trip abroad. I have been able to travel to some great countries including France, Ireland, England and Iceland and have learned some great skills from my internship and I wish it didn’t have to end yet because there…

End of a Journey

As I enter into my last week at my internship and the study abroad experience, I reflect on all the things that I have learned and the experiences I have grown from in this great opportunity┬áI was given. I have learned a great deal from my internship about what it is like to work in…

Iceland Adventure

This weekend I traveled to the beautiful country of Iceland. I am so lucky to be given able the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful places on the earth. I flew in on Friday and that night I was able to watch the midnight sun slowly set of the majestic mountains with one…

DayCare Scheme

In my workplace, the executives are currently trying to implement more unique products to help them stay in competition in the markets of brokerages. One of these new products is developing a day care scheme. So part of my recent job in the office has been making cold calls to local day cares around the…

The Trump Question

The main question I often get asked and I am sure my fellow Americans also traveling abroad can validate too is constantly getting asked our view point on our current president, Donald Trump. The first couple times I was asked my view points in locals pubs or at my workplace I did not mind that…

The Workplace

The basic principal of the brokerage firm where I have my internship is connecting the customer to the insurance plan. People call into the brokerage firm and request quotes to be compared to each other and ask the broker for advice on which one, in their professional opinion, is the best one for them to…

Galway Girl

After a long week at work, we decided to revisit one of our favorite cities in Ireland, Galway. One of my coworkers described Galway in Dublin in the perfect way. They said that although Dublin is great, it could be any major European city, while with Galway, its a very small town feel and a…

Job Environment

  My job in the insurance industry is greatly affected by the economy and advancing technological features of businesses. In Ireland right now, they seem to be going through a steady economic period. This causes people to want to purchase expensive items and therefore insure them through various companies such as the one I work…

London trip

After a long week on the job, a few of my friends and I decided it would be a good time to jet off to London England for the weekend. The flight from Dublin to the Heathrow Airport is only an hour and half, so this is a perfect travel destination for a short weekend….