I am Abigail Caspar, a senior at Clarion University majoring in Paralegal Studies. I plan to attend law school in the future concentrating on either corporate or international law. I am a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon and I currently serve as Special Events Chair. This winter, I attended the Winter Two Europe where I studied international business law abroad in London and France. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends and am always down for an adventure.
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Being able to travel to multiple cities and countries, what travel advice do you have for future students?
My best advice for someone traveling is to not panic. Things may go wrong; Planes may get delayed; You might sit in traffic for four hours in France. However, just relax. You will eventually get where you need to go. Also, pack light. You will be traveling to multiple cities in multiple countries and you do not want to drag a 100-pound suitcase behind you. Pack clothes that can be worn multiple times and can be worn casually or dressed up. This will save space and lighten your load.
What company did you enjoy learning from the most and why?
I enjoyed visiting Lloyd’s of London Insurance. Lloyd’s is a global market place for insurance companies. It is known as the “inside-out building”; the outside of the building is the location for all the electrical, pipes, ducts and elevators. This opened up the building and maximized the floor space. The security was very strict, and they had to check our passports before they gave us guest passes. Lloyds, itself, does not deal with insurance but rents out the building to 84 different insurance companies who conduct business in over 40 countries. Standing in the room where the insurance companies are housed was truly eye-opening to see how they make everything run so smoothly.
Do you intend on interning/working abroad in the future – if so, what did you learn from your seminar that will help you work/live abroad?
There’s just something to be said about learning outside of the classroom. It gives a whole new perspective. I knew that I wanted to work in the international business law field before I went on the Winter Two Europe seminar. The seminar only confirmed my real passion for my career. I was given the opportunity to learn from top-level executives that gave the first-hand experience to international business. I can easily take what I learned during this trip and apply it to my future career.
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