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Alumni Interview: Mariam Said, Dublin Architecture Intern

Armed with a degree in Architecture, Mariam began an internship at an architecture firm in Dublin in the Spring of 2016. During her 8 month long internship she mastered a new design software, worked on impressive projects, and saw first-hand how a small architecture firm is run. She also fell in love with Ireland and the friendly people of […]

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10 Ways Interning Abroad Ruins Your Life

Did you know that this year, Connect-123 turned 10 years old? To celebrate this, we ran an alumni contest, published “Top 10” blog posts, and have a few more surprises up our sleeve to close out this celebratory year. Something we have learned over our ten years working with interns, students, and young professionals is […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture
Overcoming Intern Jitters: Prepping for your 1st day of interning abroad

First things first, be sure to do a practice run of your commute to work BEFORE your first day. There is nothing worse than adding extra stress by rushing around or worrying about if you’re on the correct bus. Leave yourself plenty of extra time to get to your internship. If you show up extremely early, just take that time to stroll around the block and familiarize yourself with this new setting.

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Career Development
Food in Buenos Aires: Where experience is just as important as taste

Buenos Aires Sustainable Development Intern and Michigan State University junior, Alexandra Stano, shares her love of food and culture with us in today’s intern blog post.   I would definitely consider myself a foodie. I especially love cooking and eating foods from other countries because it is a way to experience different traditions and cultures. […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cape Town

In the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, where mountains meet the sea, and rows of vineyards stretch across valleys and hills, the possibilities are endless. When coming to the Mother City, locals will undoubtedly suggest an endless amount of popular tourist attractions that you simply must visit. But here are 10 interesting facts […]

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Carla Steenkamp posted in: Cape Town, Culture
Top 10 Reasons to Head to Barcelona!

There are so many things that make Barcelona an irresistible destination for any wanderluster, it would probably be more efficient to enumerate the reasons not to catch the next plane to BCN. But after careful consideration, here are the top 10 reasons to drop everything and go to Barcelona: 1. The Beach You want party […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Barcelona, Culture
Top 10 Life Skills You Get From Interning Abroad

It’s no secret that internships abroad are life changing. Not only do they offer the chance to gain actual resume-enhancing career experience in your chosen field, but you also get to live abroad and immerse yourself in a completely new culture while you do it! You get to develop as a professional while learning to […]

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Katie Arango posted in: Career Development
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