As part of our Global Internship Preparation Course at the Tippie College of Business, we have been asked to define our goals for our upcoming internships in Dublin, Ireland. This process has really helped me define what I want to get out of this experience, and will allow me to measure how well I accomplished these goals when I return back to the United States. It was necessary to make each statement a SMART goal, as you will see outlined below.
Last week, as part of our global internship preparation course, our class participated in a cross cultural simulation called BaFa’ BaFa’. This simulation is often used in workplaces to give participants a better understanding of how culture affects everyone’s life.
In the next few weeks, I will begin the placement process for the IES Study Abroad program as I find a marketing internship in Dublin, Ireland over the next summer. I know that the interviewing process can be very nerve-wracking for just about everyone, but having to do those with employers oversees just opens up another set of possible issues. So, as I go through this placement process, I am bound to learn a lot about what it takes to find a job overseas, and what I am capable of pushing myself to do.
I’ve made a big decision within the last few months—one that will greatly change my academic and professional career. I have decided to take an eight-week marketing internship in Dublin, Ireland this upcoming summer. Yep, that’s right! I just couldn’t get enough of Ireland in the one week I spent there this past winter.