Intern Abroad in Dublin: Matching Food Retailers with Local Charities

Jun 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Brandon is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Political Science major at Clark University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Brandon talks about his internship experience at Dublin nonprofit FoodCloud and how he adapted to the Irish work style and culture.

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For one of my last posts here in Ireland, I thought that I would write about my internship experience. I briefly went over it in my first pre-departure post but having worked at FoodCloud now for almost four months, I have much more to say about the experience and the organization itself. I would also like to lead with my opinion that everyone who comes to CAPA Dublin should take advantage of the internship program because it added a facet to my study abroad experience that I would not have found doing anything else.

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2018_From Brandon Mooney - FoodCloud VansThese are the FoodCloud vans that pick up and deliver food.

FoodCloud is a non-profit organization based in Ireland that connects food retailers with surplus food that is not technically bad or spoiled with charitable causes. Many supermarkets and other food retailers will toss perfectly good food away simply because it's past its “best by” date (which are typically arbitrary and don’t actually relate to whether the product is safe to consume) or will no longer live up to exceedingly high consumer expectations. The founders of FoodCloud, Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien, saw a need to both eliminate the environmental impact and charitable potential of the issue of food waste, and created the company. FoodCloud created an app that food retailers can download and use.

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

A Buenos Aires Internship at the Brincar Foundation

Mar 19, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

CAPA_Claire Shrader_Buenos Aires_Headshot.jpgClaire Shrader is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Pre-Occupational Therapy major at Mississippi College, she is studying abroad in Buenos Aires this semester.

In this week's post, Claire starts her internship at the Brincar Foundation and tells us more about the work they do for children with autism in Buenos Aires.

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Today has been an exciting week, because not only did my classes begin, but so did my internship! I have the incredible opportunity to intern at Fundación Brincar por un Autismo Feliz (or, in English, Brincar Foundation for a happy life with Autism) here in Buenos Aires.

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It’s simply a dream come true. Children with Autism end up left out of educational, social, and work opportunities often here, and Brincar provides for them what so often the government cannot. Brincar actually means "to jump," and it has that name because jumping is one way these kids express joy. Brincar was founded by two mothers who have kids with autism who wanted to create something better for their kids. The foundation focuses on providing kids and young adults with opportunities to engage with the community through art workshops, swimming classes, music workshops, etc... They also provide them with opportunities for job training through a cooking workshop and a t-shirt design workshop.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Internships Abroad

A Dublin Internship Abroad: Alice PR & Events

Dec 12, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth gives us an inside look at her internship abroad at Alice PR & Events and how each work day is never the same in Dublin.

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The days at my internship are never the same. One day I will be compiling data for media coverage reports, while the next I will be traveling around Dublin for photoshoots or events. This semester I am interning at Alice PR & Events and it has been an incredible opportunity to learn about the public relations industry.

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When walking into the office you are met with a cute Alice in Wonderland themed poster and a stuffed Cheshire cat. The atmosphere is light and full of excitement. Alice PR & Events is a public relations firm that provides marketing, media relations, social media, and event planning to businesses across Ireland. The company’s clients range from social justice, education, technology, and non-government organizations. Throughout my semester I have been able to work with a variety of clients with different PR needs.

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

Influencer Marketing, Social Media, and Work Culture in China

Nov 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah gives us more details about her internship in Shanghai and the noteworthy project she's been working on.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad, Internships in Shanghai

Getting the Most Out of Our Internships in Sydney

Nov 22, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole and her CAPA classmates talk about their internships in Sydney and how their skills and experiences have grown.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad, Internships in Sydney

Finding My Perfect Internship Fit

Sep 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna reveals what she looks for in an internship and how she's enjoying her experience at House of Brand in Sydney.

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It has been three weeks since the CAPA Sydney students began their internships. I have so many emotions and thoughts inside that I think it's time for me to share them with you.

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Sooo…I am interning with the House of Brand Group (HOB), a marketing research company. Ever since the first day, I have felt like I was in the right place. In my marketing classes, besides learning about brand image, I also learned the importance of creating corporate culture, which I like to think of as “the brand’s inner personality.” The mission and environment of HOB is exactly a place I could see myself fitting in. Along with the positive atmosphere, I am also fascinated by my coworkers' attitudes and dedication. Working among so many talented and diverse personalities does not only harvest good results for the business, but it also helps me challenge my thinking. Talking to people around me and observing their work and everyday life in general helps me reflect how I can develop and grow.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad, Internships in Sydney

My Time Interning at Olytico

Jul 31, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_CatGloria_Dublin_Headshot.pngCat Gloria is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Cat talks about interning at Olytico and her responsibilities during her semester abroad.

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Imagine this: 

"Every morning you climb up five flights of stairs and stagger into the office out of breath, and there they are. Your co-workers are smiling and already working hard in the wee hours of the morning. They are so happy to see you. The sun is shining through the glass windows and the birds welcome you with a soft chirp. The energy in the office is positive and powerful. Irwin makes the team a pot of coffee and you all begin a relaxing day of analyzing social content," I said in my Olytico Reflection. 

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It has been nine weeks since I started working at Olytico, and now my time is up. These past weeks I’ve learned how to do things I didn't even know I wanted to learn. In the start I was skeptical that Olytico was a good fit for me being a writer, but I've written more here than any other company before. 

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

5 Tips to Write your Cover Letter

Jun 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Cover letters are the best way to express yourself and desires when applying for a job or internship. The letter is often the first time that an employer sees who you truly are. Your resume will describe any skills or experience you have, but your cover letter is more personal, and allows for more self-expression. It provides you with the opportunity to make a great first impression. If you're finding it hard to find your voice, here are 5 tips to help.

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1. Make it Personal

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice, Internships Abroad

How to Write the Right Resume for Internships Abroad

Jun 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

As you enter college and embark on your study abroad journey, you'll begin to realize how important your resume is. There's an emphasis on having impressive jobs and skills to put on your resume, but many people think that's all you need. Few realize that things like layout of your resume could actually make or break getting the position you're applying for. Some employers will take one look at a resume, see that it is unorganized, and move on to the next. When applying for internships abroad, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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The first thing to point out is that many countries outside the US, particularly in Europe, use to term CV which stands for "curriculum vitae" instead of resume. In Latin, this term means, “course of my life”, and it's the same exact thing as a resume. It is important to highlight experiences, skills, qualifications, education, and your personal information.

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice, Internships Abroad

An Average Weekday in London for a CAPA Student

Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_SethNeu_London_Headshot.pngSeth Neu is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & Management Information Systems major at the University of Minnesota, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Seth tells us about an average day, including how he gets to his internship and what he does there.

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My alarm goes off, I groggily hit the snooze button. A few more snoozes, I have no choice but to get up. I run through my morning routine, no different than I do back in the States (although the water pressure here is spectacular).

I step out of my flat, thrust out of my sleepy reverie as a black cab goes screaming past. Although I usually head directly across my flat towards the tube station, my internship is the one place I have to take the bus. There’s a reason the bright red, double-decker buses are so commonly associated with London; they are absolutely everywhere.

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The bus ride to my internship was once an enthralling opportunity to see the city—rows upon rows of Victorian houses. Now, I keep my head glued to my book. Lasting around 45 minutes, I’d usually bemoan any commute that lengthy, but back at home I would be the one behind the wheel. Here, a city that has properly invested in public transportation, my commute is one of the best parts of my day; I get an entire 45 minutes of uninterrupted, guilt-free reading. I’ve also figured the three items every tube or bus ride necessitates: sunglasses to avoid eye-contact, headphones for music, and a book for entertainment.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad, Internships in London

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