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4/06/2018

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Peter Moor

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If you love travelling, you’ll be delighted to know that Queen’s offers numerous international careers trips that can give your CV the edge. I’ve just got back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York and Washington DC for the Global Leadership Programme where we had meetings with professionals working with intelligent automation, the project theme. Here’s the trip in pictures.

Pre-Departure

Meeting Everyone

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We couldn’t go to America without meeting everyone!

Attending a Media Team Meeting

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So we knew how to blog all about the trip, we had a social media session with Jason Harvey – thanks @jason_66

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Jessica Haycox on Twitter

Thanks @jason_66 from @go_fyt for all your tips on building our social media for Queen's trip to the USA! #lovequb #qglp18 #leadingthewaytotheusa

Visiting the US Consulate in Belfast

For an insight into what to expect, we met with diplomats at the US Consulate in Belfast.

US Consulate Belfast on Twitter

Happy trails to 32 @QUBelfast students headed across the pond this week on Queens Global Leadership Program.

Chatting with previous leadership programme alumni

Before leaving, we met an event at Eagle Labs, Ormeau Baths – a co-working space and tech community - where we met the students who went in previous years to Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

Ciara Jemphrey on Twitter

Excited for networking at tonight's event at Eagle Labs at @ormeaubaths #qubglp18 #futureofwork

New York Visits

Yotel

megan on Twitter

Thank you so much @Yotel_NYC hosting QUB and giving us a tour of your hotel and facilities! Amazing experience to hear first hand about how Intelligent Automation is a core part of your business. Thank you! #qub #qglp18 @QUBelfast @QUBCareers

Teneo

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Here we met Sam Davis – a onetime staffer for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as PR Manager for Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic.

Moët Hennessy

At this luxury goods drinks brand, we had a lavish drinks reception (yes, they were all non-alcoholic cocktails!)

Jessica Haycox on Twitter

Huge thanks to @MoetUSA for hosting our group. An amazing experience to learn about the heritage of the brand and everything you're doing. #qglp18 #lovequb @QUBelfast

Twitter

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Here we had a meeting with Twitter’s Senior Sales Manager, NI native, Dennis Bree.

Peter Moor on Twitter

You've got to tweet when you're at Twitter

Ciara Jemphrey on Twitter

Three @EnglishatQUB students/grads at @twitter in NYC for #qubglp18 as part of @QUBelfast Development Weeks - amazing experience, follow our exploits along with 25 other students! @jessiehaycox @pfmoor #qubglp18 @QUBCareers @qubphonetics #englishgrads #futureofwork

Jake Atkinson on Twitter

A few student photos of our visit to @Twitter in NYC today for the #QGLP18. Heard fascinating insights from @dennisbree who very generously gave up his time to speak with us. @QUBelfast #GlobalLeaders #AI #FutureofWork

KPMG and Fitzpatrick Hotel

Ciara Jemphrey on Twitter

Thanks to @KPMG_US and @FitzpatrickNYC for hosting #qubglp18 - it was great to hear from everyone and find out more for projects on intelligent automation. Thank you again!

DC Visits

Chief of Staff for Congressman Meeting at US Capitol

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We got the train to DC where we met the chief of staff, Mitchell Rivard, who works for Congressman Dan Kildee on Capitol Hill.

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Jake Atkinson on Twitter

Huge thanks to @mitchellrivard today for hosting us as part of the #QGLP18 programme on Capitol Hill. @dankildee has a very passionate CoS that's for sure!

British Embassy

NI Bureau

Our last visit was a cracker – a meeting with the NI Bureau who represent Northern Ireland’s interests globally.

Jessica Haycox on Twitter

Thankyou to Elizabeth and Richard for hosting us for the last meeting of our trip at the NI Bureau today! @QUBelfast @QUBCareers #qglp18

Jobs for the Future

New York Sightseeing

Times Square Snapchat

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You couldn’t go Times Square and not do a Snapchat story!

Flatiron

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Here’s the Flatiron Building – don’t know whether Godzilla or Spider-Man were there though!

Brooklyn Bridge

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A walk over to Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge

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Chipotle

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If you ever go to the US, you must go to Chipotle. I went three times and it may even be nicer than Boojum (if that is possible!)

Staten Island Ferry

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Definitely worth the short ferry to Staten Island to see the Statue of Liberty.

American Diner Breakfast

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A huge feed of breakfast at American Diner Big Daddies!

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Rockefeller

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A group visit up to one of New York’s tallest buildings – the Rockefeller Center.

9/11 Memorial

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A moving visit to the 9/11 memorial of the Twin Towers.

DC Sightseeing

White House

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Unfortunately, we didn’t see Trump but here is his house anyway!

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Lincoln Memorial

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Here we are at Lincoln Memorial – the site of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech.

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Washington Memorial

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We did a walking tour of the city taking us to the Washington Memorial in memory of George Washington.

Capitol Hill

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To finish an amazing trip, a walk up the National Mall to the steps of Capitol Hill where Presidents are inaugurated.

 

 

Peter Moor

English with Linguistics | 2nd year | Huddersfield, England

I am 19 year old Yorkshire lad, born and bred but now studying English with Linguistics at Queen's. I decided to come to over to Northern Ireland after many holidays visiting family across the country. I am part of the university politics society and the debating society. This semester I'm also doing a French language course - wish me luck! I'm a keen swimmer which is certainly needed when this country has so much good food to offer!

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