To Live and Learn How To Pivot

Wow. Almost over already. Though this semester has not gone ANYTHING like I had anticipated, it has still provided me with some of the most beneficial experiences that I have been able to learn and grow from. This has been especially true in the case of this Global Service-Learning Course.            As I discussed in…

COVID-19: Becoming a Pivot Person

Looking back on this semester, and specifically this class, I’ve learned to never take things for granted. I didn’t realize how lucky I was until I was suddenly ripped from normal life and isolated from everyone I knew. It seemed like everything was crumbling around me. I no longer had a source of income and…

Living Alone Together: A New Virtual World

The last few weeks have been a constant period of rapid changes occuring in my world, and in the world around me. Just one month ago I was writing a blog post recounting my excitement and eagerness to head to Trinidad and work with our clients, the DORCAS Women’s group and Nature Seekers, but now…

Did somebody say pivot?

Over the course of the past three weeks, life as we all know it has dramatically changed. Back on March 3rd, I was preparing to pack for my trip to Trinidad and my biggest worry was if I would forget to pack my toothpaste. Then March 4th came. Three days before our intended departure. My…

COVID-19 Turns the World Upside Down

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, and fast. At first it had been a distant problem. I too was one to think little of the illness. I mean, it was on the other side of the world, right? Little by little it became more and more self-evident that this was a growing concern, more…

With Trinidad So Close…

In just under a week, my team and I will be traveling to the beautiful island of Trinidad and I am so excited! This semester we have spent countless hours completing preliminary research, preparing our scope of work and preparing our best practices deliverable for our client, Nature Seekers. It seems as though all of…

“To the World” in 5 days!

Wow. Time is really flying – I can’t believe we leave for Trinidad in five days. It does not seem like it is that close, but the anticipation is building. While I am extremely excited, I am also nervous. This will be my first time outside of the country and it will be a completely…

To Trinidad And Beyond

Hello! My name is Alex Falzone and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in supply chain management and marketing, while also participating in the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE). Prior to my junior year of high school, I had not even considered going to college for business….

Trinidad & Tobag-Oh hello!

            Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn Zedalis. I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh studying Supply Chain Management. I am also pursuing a Certificate in Leadership & Ethics (CPLE), as well as Data Analytics. I chose Supply Chain as a major because my high school, State High, worked closely with Penn State’s…