Week 6

October 2nd, 2011 | Uncategorized

Time flies! We’re already a third through the semester and October has finally arrived! Earlier this week, we were given our topics for our big consultancy projects for our International Cross Cultural Management class. My group needs to analyze whether or not an American securities technology firm would be able to open a factory in Japan. There are a bunch of things we need to take in consideration such as the Japanese labor market, Japanese-American relations, and Japanese human resource management style for example. I’m looking forward to starting this project as it looks at the importance and growth of the Asian markets in this time of recession. Could an American company survive in Japan considering the Japanese management style, culture and profit priorities are so different? I’ll let you know as follow up on my research!

Friday was the USNI launch at NUI Galway. Gareth and his USNI crew drove down to Galway to come hang out with us, our coaches and the NUIG staff. The launch was a grand success from the beginning to the end. I want to thank USNI, Gareth, NUI Galway and everyone that was involved in the launch. We had a great time and really appreciate the love from each and every single one of you from this great country! 

Yesterday we had our first league game. Tim and I weren’t able to participate in it as we can only play after being in the country for 90 days. Until then, all we can do is be the team’s official cheerleaders! Don’t we look cute in our outfits? Haha 

Talk to you all next week!


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