Changing My View: an Internship That Provides a Second Chance

Apr 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Moriah Adams Internship 1.jpgWords by Moriah Adams, a CAPA Spring 2017 student in Dublin, about her internship experience.

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Studying abroad, even if only half way through, has taught me so many lessons. I knew that I would be in classes and placed in an internship, inevitably learning as a result, but the experience of doing so abroad is like nothing I could have experienced at home— a place where I’m comfortable and familiar with my surroundings. I was made aware of the location of my internship placement about three weeks prior to my departure, and considering the possibility of going to law school, I was pleased to hear that I would be working in a private law firm. However, very soon after, I was contacted again only to find out that my placement had been switched to another location that would be  “better fitted to my interests.” Curious, and a little nervous to have such a quick, unexpected change, I tried to keep an open mind as to what this new placement might be. With limited understanding as to what exactly my placement was, even after reading the description, I flew into Dublin with little-to-no expectations, and a lot of hope.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships in Dublin

The Not-So-Average Day of a CAPA Intern

Apr 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan tells us about the not-so-average day of a CAPA intern.

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My first few months in Dublin made the city feel like a constant flurry of excitement. There was something new happening every day, with classes to attend, internships to start, tours to go on, and sights to see. But that’s just the study abroad experience; I quickly realized that work-life in Ireland takes a much more leisurely pace. When I show up to work in the US, I jump right into my first task, with supervisors constantly on hand to remind me to stay focused, avoid distractions, and meet deadlines. When I show up to my internship at Griffith College Marketing, I stop to greet everyone in the office, make myself a cup of tea or coffee, chat with my supervisor, sit down at my desk, and just take a moment to settle in before I start to work. Sometimes, it even includes a breakfast out after work hours have started. A few hours later, everyone takes an hour-long lunch before finishing off the day’s work.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad, Internships in Dublin

On Being in Dublin and Exploring Sports

Apr 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Shannon Hart 3-916918-edited.jpgWords by Shannon Hart, a Spring 2017 CAPA student in Dublin.

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I am a junior from Cape Cod, Massachusetts at Lasell College studying Sports Communication. I have an interest in Sports Journalism and a passion for soccer, running and hockey. 

While Studying Abroad in Ireland through CAPA I have been given the opportunity to take classes at Griffith College Dublin, take part in an internship as well as travel around this amazing country. CAPA provides students with amazing support while Studying Abroad; it wouldn’t be the same without Hayley, Sussanne and Darren.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Sports Abroad, Internships in Dublin, Holidays Abroad

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