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Immigration

As a part of my studies in Ireland, I have had my first experience with a governmental immigration system outside of customs during international travel. It was quite an eye-opening experience, to say the least…

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Act of Kindness

This week for Halloween, I decided to be Conor McGregor, who is an Irish UFC fighter known around the world. McGregor posted a picture on Instagram that I wanted to emulate and knew that having some tattoos was going to be a key component to my costume…

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Globalization

In my International Business Strategy class, a common topic of discussion has been around globalization. Globalization has various definitions, but the one that resonates the most with me is “the increasing interconnectedness of societies” by Macionis…

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Irish Slang 101

This week I decided to be a bit less formal and share some of the slang that I have learned since living in Ireland. It’s much different than hearing people saying things like “send it” or referring to something as “lit.”

Here is a glimpse…

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Living Abroad or Living in My Head

Without a doubt, the most substantial part of my first 40 days here in Dublin has been the amount of self-reflection I’ve done after talking to people from all over the world. Through pop culture, economic influence, and politics, the United States is consistently on the radar of many people across the globe…

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Decision Making in the Grocery Store

Decision making is a not just a daily task, but a skill that we can get better at each day if we choose to focus on it. Recently, I’ve been reading up on and studying successful business people. A common theme is how they minimize trivial decisions in their day-to-day life in order to focus on more important decisions throughout the day...

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Dublin Housing Crisis

Before moving, I had a couple of people who previously lived in Dublin tell me about the housing crisis that is currently happening here. They warned me of scams, high rent prices, competitiveness to find places and more…

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#PhonesDown

Here in Dublin, Guinness is doing an advertising campaign called #PhonesDown. They have billboards on buildings and posters in pubs all across the city that say, “Switch to Pub Mode” with the hashtag, #PhonesDown…

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Perception

This past Tuesday, the Trinity Business School put on a social event to allow us the opportunity to meet our fellow classmates. Part of me felt anxious walking into a room filled with people from countries all over just knowing bits and pieces about their countries and cultures…

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Why?

Far too often we as human beings have a tendency to be vague about what is going on in our lives, even to those individuals closest to us. I’ve fallen into the trap of the generic, “It was good” when describing my workday or other day-to-day experiences…

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