GBI: London

I am participating in Global Business Institute: London, so my host city is London. It is one of the oldest cities in the world; its history goes back almost two millennia, and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far, the largest metropolis in the UK, it is also the economic, transport and cultural center of…

Goals to achieve

I think a career in entrepreneurship should consist of several stages in order to learn how to solve complex business problems. First of all, statistical and economic analysis of data and the market make financially profitable decisions possible. Marketing, communication and strategy will help convince the customer to buy something. Development of supply chains and…

GBI: London

Hello everyone! My name is Daria Osiian and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a student within the College of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in statistics, pursuing an additional International Business Certificate. I’m from Orenburg, it’s a city in southwest Russia, near the border…

Blogpost #8: Reflecting on the Iceberg and the Course

From today’s simulation, our groups were placed in two different scenarios: the first one as a solar wireless speaker company, and the other as a distributor if clean water to areas in need. In our initial run, I was a nonnative English speaker who could only read every other word or so that the other…

Global Collaboration Simulation: Tip of the Iceberg – #8

In today’s simulation we worked as a group on Global Collaboration Simulation: Tip of the Iceberg. Students are assigned the role of a native English speaker or a nonnative English speaker at their organization, I was a nonnative English speaker in both simulations. The simulation constrains the ways in which the native and nonnative speakers…

Tip of the Iceberg and My Overall Experience

Tip of The Iceberg During our last simulation, Tip of the Iceberg, there were two different scenarios that the group participated in: ShrineTek and SafeWater. In the ShrineTek simulation, I was assigned the role of CEO and I had to communicate with my three team members in a text chat to answer four questions about…

LIGC Final Blog Post – Language Barriers

In today’s final simulation, titled “Tip of the Iceberg”, I learned the impact of language barriers when working on a team. In this simulation, I was placed on a team with three other members and we were each given a unique role— either CEO, Director of Community Outreach (COM), Finance Director (FIN), or Director of…

Tip of the Iceberg – Communication and Collaboration Reflection

The Tip of the Iceberg simulation put us through two different scenarios. In the first one, we were tasked with deciding where to sell solar-powered speakers and then convincing venture capitalists to invest in them. In the second simulation, we were tasked with developing a plan for providing clean drinking water to a city in…

Tip of the Iceberg: Language Barriers in Leadership

Today marked our final simulation in Leadership in a Global context. Overall, it has been a great experience, and I have really enjoyed the format used in the course incorporating aspects of experiential learning. The lessons I have learned throughout this course will surely prove valuable, both as I continue my undergraduate career and later…