John Lisella

Marketing intern | Dublin
University of Colorado at Boulder
22 January 2018
My name is John Lisella and this is my Connect-123 story. I was a 21 year old college student who had just made the decision to discontinue playing Division 1 football at my university due to health concerns. I was ready to move forward and leave that chapter of my life behind. With one semester left in college, it was the first time in my life I felt unprepared to graduate and enter the real world. I was lost, walking through the hallways concerned about my future when a paper on one of our business school bulletin boards caught my eye with the caption “Interested in Traveling Abroad?” After attending the meeting I was introduced to Connect-123. Connect-123 has opened doors up for me that I never would have thought imaginable. As a young college student who wanted to find himself and experience life away from home, Connect-123 provided me with an opportunity and memories that will last me a lifetime. Not only do they connect you with businesses and organizations that fit your needs and abilities, but they walk through each step. I am grateful for my experience working in Dublin, Ireland, and the many friendships and business experiences I was able to take away from my internship. The thing I am most thankful for is the friendships I made that will last a lifetime. The 2017 summer group in Dublin were some of the most fun courageous and unique people I have ever met. From hiking and exploring the countryside to dancing in the city, I thank Connect-123 for giving us the time of our lives in Dublin, Ireland.  The short and sweet summer trip has inspired me to follow my dreams. I am currently coaching American football in Roma, Italy and living with an amazing host family while studying the language. I would not be where I am at today without Connect-123. They should change the company to “Connect Unlimited” because truly, your connections and experiences you receive have unlimited value.
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