Fairtrade on Pitt’s campus

Olivia Sobkowiak Fairtrade has always held a special place in my heart. My family has run a fair trade project in Nicaragua and Costa Rica for the last 21 years. Though it started before I was born I have always been deeply involved in the project, from meeting the artisans to product design. Though all…

Wyoming Spring Creek – A Final Love Letter

My Dear Wyoming, Thank you for reminding me how small I am, Wyoming. Accepting our insignificance on a greater scale is really difficult, and understanding that the world does not only revolve around us is even harder. It is something complex, alive, and working on such a larger scale that none of us can fully…

The End of an Impactful Experience

Hi everyone, I’m back for my final blog post and on the last day of internship at Ernst & Young (EY)! My final day consisted of a two-hour long checkout procedure at the office but after lunch, all the interns went over to Five Iron Golf. Five Iron Golf is located downtown in Market Square…

New Client, New Me

Hello everyone, I’m back with my fourth blog post about my internship at Ernst & Young (EY)! The internship has been amazing so far! The last two weeks have been very busy for me. It has been the most engaging week I’ve had in the internship. I was assigned to a new client that specializes…

The Exciting World of Audit

Hello again everyone! I’m back for my third and midpoint blog post. In this post, I wanted to speak on previous projects of mine and their similarity to my current internship. The experiences that I believe helped me receive my internship came from my certificate program in leadership and ethics (CPLE) at Pitt Business. During…

Spring Creek Morning Observation

I sit along a ridge overlooking a valley to the south of our camp. It is early in the morning. The ground immediately surrounding me is the first thing I make note of. I am in a patch of grass, seemingly dense from afar but sparse up close. Around me are thistle and sagebrush, the…

Wyoming Spring Creek – James Houser Introduction

My name is James, and I am an undergrad student at the University of Pittsburgh studying environmental science. My main academic interests are health and safety and science communication. I recently received my certificate for hazardous waste operations and hope to one day work to help mitigate the effects of environmental disasters. Outside of class,…

Wyoming Spring Creek – 001 Introduction

Hello! My name is Wray Jones and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, I am pursuing degrees in both environmental science as well as French. In my free time, I am involved with the on campus environmental honors fraternity Epsilon Eta as a committee chair. I help plan more ways…

Downtown Interning: The start of my Ernst & Young internship

Hi everyone! My name is Jarrett Johnson, and I am a rising senior in Pitt Business. I’m majoring in finance and business information systems with a certificate in leadership and ethics. This is my first blog post highlighting my summer internship at Ernst & Young (EY). I will be working in EY’s technology risk consulting…

Completion of My Capstone Experience

How did your understanding of your Capstone change? What specific events or interactions led to that change? Prior to completing my Capstone project, I held a misconception that a Capstone project was reserved for those seeking to share the results of research endeavors. However, I have come to the realization that a Capstone experience is,…