Plus3 Global Projects

Blog Post 4

MAY 31th, 2021

Dayanna Gordon
Student

 

  1. What are the key lessons that you learned throughout the experience? Reflect on how the elements of business culture (communication, relationship-building, for example) impacted your work on the project.

 

Obtaining values

Obtaining or reinforcing the values ​​that are necessary for personal growth and the forging of a productive individual for society, values ​​such as commitment, responsibility, respect, discipline, empathy and many others.

 

I gained knowledge

With the classes, I learned about marketing issues, international business, the functioning of the health system in other countries.

 

Expand job possibilities

 Since I acquired new skills and knowledge, as well as more awareness of what surrounds me. That makes my job profile more desirable to recruiters.

 

Increased happiness and self-esteem

By developing actions to favor others, I begin to feel good about myself, it motivates me and inspires me to continue collaborating with others, I feel useful and productive for society.

 

It favors your reasoning capacity

My team and I are faced with different situations and problems, so our imagination and ingenuity went to work to solve every eventuality.

 

It was a very funny experience

We were able to explore our interests and passions, it also helps us to get out of the monotony and pushes us to a new adventure.

 

I stayed active and motivated

Every day I wake up with the motivation that my work is causing a positive impact on society.

 

 

 

You learn about history

I got to know new cultures, customs, about history and ways of life; much more is learned by living an experience personally.

 

Personal growth

International experiences mark a before and after in your life, they make you notice that we can become very materialistic most of the time, and that this is the least important thing.

 

Make new friends

I was able to forge ties of friendship with each of the people with whom I carried out this project, and they left a mark on me, I achieved a change in my thinking and I would very much like to meet them in person

 

Personally, gratifies me

The gratitude they show you and seeing the results of your work make you feel that you have made a great improvement in the lives of many and you feel a lot of satisfaction with yourself.

 

Cultivating a positive, responsive, and culturally diverse society allows us to embrace multiculturalism and reevaluate ancient beliefs. Understanding different people and their cultures is one of the best ways that we can learn from each other and learn more about ourselves.

Some of the benefits of knowing different cultures are:

 

  • Greater cultural sensitivity

Learning about one culture is a lot like learning a different language – once you’ve done the work of understanding and connecting with one, it’s easier to learn more. Increasing your cultural sensitivity about one culture also helps you become more aware of other cultures and may inspire you to learn more about different communities in the future. It also makes you want to be more open and share your culture with other interested people.

 

  • Reassessment of biases

Cross-cultural experiences help you become more aware of the way you act; from the things you think to the words you say to the clothes you wear. But it doesn’t just make you reconsider your own cultural biases. It also makes you question the root of its origin: where do we unconsciously take learned behaviors and opinions that are culturally insensitive? By normalizing the fact that you can change your opinions and allow yourself to admit personal biases, you will begin to recognize other groups of people for who they are: people like you.

 

  • Become more empathetic

Absorbing new information, seeing the world from different points of view, and practicing active listening are all humbling, and even joyful, acts that make you a more empathetic person.

 

  1. Provide an example of a transferrable skill developed during this course despite not being able to travel to meet your client. How is that skill important in your future professional life?

 

The importance of English in international trade is of vital help to the opening of the trade borders between countries. It will benefit the commercialization of new products or already existing between countries that have the same commercial identity.

Language makes it easier for people to integrate into various activities of a social, economic or cultural nature in a world in constant globalization. In the world of international business and diplomacy, proficiency in a second language will always be an advantage.

English is the most useful language and an important component of economic-business competitiveness. For small and medium-sized entrepreneurs who wish to reach internationalization and be able to negotiate directly without the help of intermediaries, the command of English will be a key.

Learning a second language is essential to promote personal projects, to become more competitive professionals in the workplace and to be able to understand or carry out business plans outside of our continent. Having a team that speaks English is a competitive advantage for companies.

It is also a great economic benefit because it is convenient, when you own a company, to have an internal bilingual team and not need to hire external translators and interpreters.

Three professional reasons to learn English are:

 

  1. Management positions. If you have an adequate level of English, it is much more difficult to progress at work. And it is that the more responsibility a position entails, the more likely it is that it requires knowledge of English. According to a Randstad study, 75% of job openings for senior managers have English as a requirement.
  2. New job opportunities. Knowing English opens the doors to many exciting job opportunities, from working a season abroad to holding a position in a multinational or why not starting your own business. In a market as dynamic as the current one, where globalization and the internet are destroying borders, being able to communicate with colleagues from all over the world is increasingly essential.
  3. Facilitate the day-to-day work. Having a good level of English makes it possible to access all kinds of international resources: web pages, applications, reports … which gives us an advantage in our day-to-day work.

 

  1. How would you explain this project in a professional interview? How are you going to pitch this experience?

 

A great project, where I had the opportunity to work as a team with people from different countries, different cultures. It consisted of being consultants for a company in the health sector in Brazil, where we had to evaluate their needs according to different factors such as: the market, economy, health system of other countries, potential clients, among others. After having all the information, we had to make proposals for improvement and recommendations for the business.

I learned a lot about other cultures, health systems of different countries such as: Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia. Without a doubt, one of the best experiences, despite the fact that the connection with all the participants of the project was virtual, was spectacular. I would like to meet you in person at some point!

 

 

THANK YOU CAMPUS B

THANK YOU PITT

 

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