How the Gig Economy is Shaping the Future

Dan Elias Bliss | April.18.2019

 

A new type of economy is causing a major shift in the American workforce. The gig economy is an emerging way to work that focuses on short-term or temporary jobs. The concept of freelancing is nothing new, but in the last few years, Americans have been drawn to gig jobs more than ever before. 

The trend doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon and will have a major impact on younger generations. Find out what the gig economy is all about and how the idea of success is being redefined.

Student Experiences: Rachel Y.'s Human Resources Internship in Dublin

Emily TahaBurt | April.16.2019

 

Rachel Y. is a graduating senior at Salisbury University majoring in human communications. This spring, she made the journey to Dublin, Ireland, to intern in her field at the same time as completing her thesis in intercultural communications.

She felt that being in the midst of an intercultural experience would be the perfect way to experience, live, and breathe her thesis topic herself. Read more about how Rachel’s experience turned out, and check out her Snapchat Takeover to see it in action!

Where You Should Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Dan Elias Bliss | April.04.2019

 

Planning a trip and deciding where to intern abroad can seem like impossible tasks. All of our 12 host cities offer once in a lifetime experiences, and we understand how tough it can be to figure out which one will provide just the right balance of career development and thrilling adventures. 

Some interns choose their destinations for the culture, career field, or because they’ve always wanted to live in a certain city. Based on your astrological sign, we’ve found the perfect host city and work culture for you.

8 Budgeting Tips for your Dublin Internship

Lara Schenke | February.21.2019

 

With all the preparations and excitement before flying into Dublin, it is important to remember your budget. Perhaps not the most glamorous of activities, but one that will keep you on track and ensure you make the most out of your experience abroad. Dublin has much to offer, and you’ll have so much to do!

When I moved to Dublin in 2017, I only had the vaguest idea of how to budget. As a student, I was usually looking for the cheapest things and the best deal. Many of my pre-arrival concerns were far less expensive than I anticipated, whereas other aspects I didn’t even consider.

Here are some of my tips to ensure you make the most out of your time in the Fair City, and worrying about money is the last thing on your mind!

Christmas Around the World: How 9 Countries Celebrate

Dan Elias Bliss | December.20.2018

 

It’s that magical time of year when streets come to life with bright lights and people are full of joy. Around the world, holiday celebrations are in full-swing with each country celebrating in its own unique way. Check out some of the wonderful and weird ways our host cities celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Top 8 Reasons to Intern in Dublin

Lara Schenke | December.11.2018

 

With an ancient history and modern mindset, Ireland’s capital is an amazing city to intern in.  Filled with humor, fun traditions, and a majestic landscape, there are many different reasons to chose Dublin for your international internship. Keep reading to discover some of our top reasons you should intern and live in Dublin, Ireland.

Reading Body Language Fluently Around the World

Jessica Dais | December.05.2018

 

As an intern living abroad, understanding body language cues both in and outside of the workplace is crucial. When practiced correctly, body language such as eye contact, facial expressions, and posture can greatly enhance everyday communication.

However, there are some gestures you’ll want to stay away from depending on where you are in the world! For example, in China, it’s very common to stand close to someone who is speaking, but in the United States, the same proximity might make the speaker feel uncomfortable.

How can you know which types of body language are appropriate for the country and culture you’re in? Keep reading for some helpful body language pointers for some of our top locations.

Student Experiences: Fiona M.'s Video Production Internship in Dublin

Emily TahaBurt | October.18.2018

 

In a dingy diner in Dublin, intern Fiona sits across from a prestigious Irish documentary director over a cup of coffee. He proceeds to give her the best advice she’s received since starting her internship in Dublin: “You can tell a story and you know how to use a camera. Create something. The worst outcome is that nobody ever watches it.”

Just months before in the spring of 2017, Fiona had been happily working full-time with a video production company in the United States while taking classes part-time as a digital media graduate student at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Student Experiences: Hannah T.'s Hospitality Internship in Dublin

Katherine Adams | November.17.2017

University of Mississippi Senior, Hannah Trinkle, is one of the lucky few who has been traveling internationally since the young age of 7! However, she had yet to fulfill her dream of traveling to Dublin. Hannah saw the opportunity to intern in Dublin with Global Experiences as the best of both worlds, by “enhancing her resume as well as opening her horizons by living and working abroad”. Hannah chose to pursue an internship in Hospitality Management and what a great choice this was! With some of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the world, Hannah’s biggest concerns were “getting used to the accent and reading a 24 hour clock”. With little worries, Dublin was sure to instantly embrace Hannah and make her feel right at home. Read on to learn more about Hannah’s amazing summer in Dublin!

The Top 5 Cities for Psychology Internships

Joe Meringolo | November.16.2017

Do you love working with other people? Are you interested in working in a community? Do want to help people who are in need or at risk? Then you’re probably a Psych major!

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