Hi everyone, my name is Cliona and I am in my final year of Global Business (France) in Dublin City University and NEOMA Business School. I am currently based in Paris, France. Over my four years in university I have been able to live, study, and work in two different countries – Ireland and France. The time spent in both countries is incredibly valuable, and I am grateful for the opportunities that this dual-degree has provided me with.
I first spent two years studying in Dublin, where I was able to gain a solid understanding of business principles and practices. The curriculum was challenging but incredibly rewarding. I was able to learn from experienced professors and was able to participate in real-world projects that allowed me to apply the knowledge that I had gained in the classroom. I also embedded myself in Clubs and Soc’s taking an active role both on and off the pitch with the DCU Ladies Rugby Team and being Vice Chair of the Enterprise Society (E-Soc).
During my Second Year I completed my first six month internship. As part of this degree students must have two 6 month internships in each country. I interned (from my bedroom) at Dell Technologies as a Global Solution Intern in 2021. It was there where I developed a strong passion for Technology and I have gone on to intern at Google and now Amazon.
After completing my first two years in Ireland, I had the opportunity to spend two years in France. Living, studying and working abroad is an invaluable experience for students. It has allowed me to immerse myself in a new culture and learn French fluently. I have had the opportunity to learn from top class professors and went on to specialise in Luxury Brand Management and Innovation Management. However, the real magic of this course is being surrounded by students from all over the world, crystallising the notion that university teachings go far beyond a syllabus.
During my time in France, I also had the opportunity to complete an internship. I am delighted to be starting at Amazon in January 2023 on the Global Engineering Team. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that this Global Business degree has provided me with. The skills and knowledge that I gained while studying in Ireland and France are invaluable.
In conclusion, I cannot recommend the Global Business degree at Dublin City University enough. The program provides students with an incredible opportunity to live, study, and work in different countries. The skills and knowledge that you gain from this program are invaluable, and the experiences that you have will stay with you for a lifetime.
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