This week was our last full week in Milan. In order to prepare for our final presentation and final paper, we did not have class but instead watched the film Erin Brokovich. This film is based on a similar premise as in Civil Action in which a small law firm uncovers bad business practices and public health concerns from a large corporation. The law firm eventually got a large settlement and residents of the local town were paid millions as payback for their health complications. Besides the film, Bryan, Maddy, and I began preparing an outline for our final presentation/paper which will be about Free Speech and Social Media.
I had a rather slow week for my internship. As we are largely wrapping up the project that I was a part of, we were tasked with doing competitive analysis for the company we are consulting for. I was given a basket of companies in the Electric Vehicle space and had to identify if and how their business strategies varied from country to country across Europe. It was more great practice and I was thrilled to have such a good opportunity working with Krein as a part of a consulting team this summer.
To bid farewell to our wonderful stay in Milan, 22 of us spent the weekend in a villa in Tuscany. We stayed in a small town about 30 minutes outside Florence in a hilly isolated area. After a long day of travel and many bags of groceries hauled, the trip was more than worth it. We had our own pool, a patio with an amazing view, and most importantly, great company! We arrived on Friday afternoon, and stayed all day Saturday and checked out on Sunday morning. We spent the day walking around Florence which was such a great city. I am so thankful for such an amazing trip.