Study Abroad Narrative

As my time abroad comes to an end I have realized that many people come to me for answers. I am the one to settle arguements, the one to tell people when to book a flight, the one people come to for approval. I nejoy this type of attention and giving out a helping hand,…

Session 25 – 4/19

Today was our semester review. Throughout class we walked through the our personal marketing plan project. I learned that I have a lot to do and not a lot of time. Let’s keep this post short and sweet.

Session 24 – 4/5

After finishing As It Is in Heaven, we spoke about our thoughts and how the movie relates back to The meaning of work. Daniel left his fame and wonderful career as a famous composer to find his routes by moving back to his hometown self-consciously. He didn’t have much of a plan, but used all…

Session 23 – 4/3

The topic of the day was Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. After watching the TED Talk, Post-Crash, Investing in a Better World, I looked into some social entrepreneurs from the US. One man has named Will Byrne has started a non-profit based around clean energy. The company is called Groundswell and is based out of the…

Session 22 – 3/29

After reading Julia Prats and Remei Agulles’ article about the competencies of entrepreneurs, I realized their skills can be broken down into segments: Business, Personal, and Interpersonal. I agree with everything this article touches upon, but there is one point that stands out to me. The authors say, “too much academic learning stunts a person’s…

Session 21 – 3/27

The Constant Gradener was a touching and very realistic movie of the troubles within Africa. For years and years Africa has been plagued by disease and the power of the pharma companies testing their medication in these poverty stricken countries. It goes to show there is a lot going outside of the U.S. The movie…

Session 20 – 3/22

After reading the case, Trust and Respect Make You Happy, I realized I was in a good company with employees that enjoy their jobs. Over the summer, I interned for a mortgage company close to my university. As an intern, I was expected to make mistakes, but even if I did, management wouldn’t be angry…

Session 19 – 3/20

International Day of Happinness calls for the “If you give a little love you can get a little love” video. It shows many split-second acts of kindness that actually represent how humanity should be. When you walk along the streets you think that you’re surrounded by strangers, but in reality these people are just like…

Session 18 – 3/15

Throughout class, we split up to analyze country demand markets. I focused on Taiwan. This country floods the world with electronic machinery, actual machinery, and petrochemicals. They earn about $18,500 per year, but their cost of living is very cheap. The Big Mac index in Taiwan is 2.16 and in the US it is 5.06….

Session 17 – 3/13

When preparing to submit an application for a potential position you must start with a company analysis. You will find a company profile, mission, and values throughout a company website. Once that has been completed you adjust your resume to fit this profile that the company is working for. Prepare responses that show off the…

Session 16 3/8

Francesc Granja is a professional coach and taught me a few lessons today…. 1. Rather than fighting situations in your life that you don’t agree with, just accept it and move along. Put your energy into something else that will benefit yourself. 2. Spoke about his father as a self-made man, he believes he takes…

Session 15 3/6

Today, we covered resume tips and formatting as well as interviews. I have a good number of interviews under my belt, but mostly behavioral rather than technical. I know I will have plenty more, which will most likely be more technical rather than behavioral. I have learned that preparation, being yourself and carrying out a…