Category Archives: Updates

  • Southeast Asia 1

    Southeast Asia 1

    International business seeks assistance with project providing online digital study materials to individuals in the mideast (airfare/housing may be paid)
  • Middle East 1

    Middle East 1

    International sports consulting/development company seeking marketing interns for their international office with opportunity for some coaching also.
  • Bringing Fruit to the Mountainsides

    Bringing Fruit to the Mountainsides

    A few weeks ago we met a man in a village who told us he had built his own ram pump. When he showed it to us it looked like it was the real deal. We did not know the dimensions of his pump but we wanted to give him a pipe to get a […]
  • Responsibility and Community

    Responsibility and Community

    This week, my boss has been out of town, so I’ve conducted several HR duties in his absence, with increased responsibility and autonomy. I loved the independence of this past week, and as I reflect on my performance, I think I excelled under the added pressure. It was truly a real-life ...
  • Eating and Swimming and Stories

    Eating and Swimming and Stories

    Wednesday we were invited to join the class of English students we’ve been working with as they celebrated the end of Ramadan, a holiday here called, “Eid Ramazan.” The summary of the entire day is simple: Travel to one house and eat food. Then go to the next house and eat food. Then go ...
  • How can we better the lives of our employees?

    How can we better the lives of our employees?

    Human Resources is often thought of as a necessary evil in business, the hiring-and-firing department that polices office hallways keeping everyone in line. Nothing has been further from my experience working in HR this summer. I’ve learned many of the ins and outs of this area of ...
  • How different work is from school!

    How different work is from school!

    How different work is from school! The realm of academia seems to be increasingly preoccupied with memorizing facts and regurgitating information onto exam papers. This summer, while I have enjoyed using some university-aqcuired skills (like data processing and Six Sigma methodology), I have ...
  • Spreadsheets and ERP and Invoices, oh my!

    Spreadsheets and ERP and Invoices, oh my!

    Spreadsheets and ERP and Invoices, oh my! Accounting encompasses both the grand scale of financial statements and the daily processing that involves thousands of little things. Some of my routine responsibilities include backing up data into spreadsheets, bank reconciliations, updating posted ...
  • Horses and Hospitality

    Horses and Hospitality

    On Tuesday we got to practice the art of hospitality in true Central Asian style! Three workers from the company’s office in another city in-country came to visit and got to be our house guests! Their main reason for visiting was to see how the workers here operated and get advice on how ...
  • Fresh Food and Fun with Coworkers

    Fresh Food and Fun with Coworkers

    Our favorite part of the week was when two of our co-workers invited us for a meal at their house. They are a married couple and live in a small minority village outside of town. We got to go help buy food in the market and make it. The food was as fresh as it […]