Final Reflection Blog on Dublin Experience

After being home for about two weeks now I have begun to reflect on my time spent abroad in Ireland. My internship at Dublin City University Business School was the first time I was able to apply some of the skills I gained in college to the workplace. It is also the first job where…

Back home

It has now been exactly a week since I came home from Europe.  And the experience I had abroad was more meaningful and impactful than I could have ever imagined before hand.  Before I left for this program I was very anxious and worried about speaking Spanish in the work place and the pressures and…

The Red, White, and Orange!

My Ireland connection comes from my dad’s father’s side of the family. The same lineage that contains my last name. Legend has it, my last name used to be O’Carmody. My parents honored that past with the classic Anglo/Celtic Liam. With my last name being Carmody, I have always been recognized as having Irish heritage,…

Home Sweet Home

Upon arriving in the West it immediately felt like we were in a completely different world. Unlike Pittsburgh International Airport, the airport in Billings, Montana had a maximum of maybe two gates and one quaint area for baggage claims. Men and women dressed in flannel and cowboy hats leaned up against their pickups outside waiting…

How can it be over all ready?

The last week of my internship may have actually been the most challenging for me. As I described in my last post I had to complete a very large project before the end of the week and I had to do so under challenging circumstances working from home. It seems silly complaining about be able…

Ganar Dinero es Diferente de Ganar Exito

It’s my last week here in Madrid, and it’s just hitting me as I type that sentence. I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end, but I think it’s perfect timing. I’m at a point where I am beginning to miss home and I’m actually looking forward to it! I’ll be happy to see…

Workforce Cultures

In the professional workplace there are customs that are very different than the American work culture. Personal space, speaking without a filter, and ambiguity are the big factors that vary form the United States. Some may say the previous aspects are negative but in some instances the no filter and personal space are actually useful…

Life is like a box of chocolates

I would describe my leadership style as a listener, I would prefer to hear what everyone has to say before I give my opinion so that everyone feels heard like they are part of a true team. It will also allow for the best opinion/idea to rise to the surface instead of one person having…

A True Irish Experience

Another week down and another week of unforgettable experiences. This weekend I was lucky enough to meet up with my third cousin Adam, his mom Catherine (and my second cousin once removed), and her husband Ger to catch a Gaelic football match in Ireland’s biggest stadium Croke Park. Watching a Gaelic football match between Dublin…