About Us

Make Memories Abroad. Build Your Resume.

PINC Mission

PINC: Professional Immersions for Networking & Connections is a female-focused, fun, educational experience abroad that offers internship and immersion programs in Spain. We currently offer the following programs throughout the year:

PINC offers internship and study abroad programs in Madrid designed for young women (+18) in college. Our mission is to help bridge the gender gap by giving young women a competitive edge on their resume with international experience. PINC programs are dedicated to learning Spanish, immersing students into the Spanish culture, building intercultural communication, and personal and professional growth. PINC is a fast-growing female networking community and the only female & career focused program in Madrid!

Throughout our programs, PINC students grow from American ambassadors to global citizens as they immerse in a new culture abroad. After PINC, students return home with a competitive edge on their resumes, confidence in interviews and a network of strong, professional women for life. PINC believes that empowering and educating young women on an international level is the key to bridging the gender gap and building innovative leaders of the future!

PINC accepts 10 students per group. We do this to ensure quality control and safety. Each group has a City Manager, whose job is to solely be there to support and guide groups through the city and to have the best experience abroad as possible. Although we only accept 10 students at a time there is a plethora of opportunity for students to interact and meet others. Spanish classes host other students from across the globe, certain cultural activities are in a group settings and mingling is encouraged. There is also networking events to meet and engage with locals. PINC’s mission to to create a bespoke and unforgettable experience abroad that will continuously give back upon returning back home.

BENEFITS TO GOING ABROAD

Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student.

  • Globalization. Interact and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations,
  • Resume. Add: adaptability, ability to solve complex problems, intercultural communication skills, improved communication skills, global awareness.
  • Spanish. Hone your languages skills.
  • Opportunities. Companies are placing more value on international experience.
  • Networking. Meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds.
  • Personal Development. Discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture.
  • Confidence.  Research shows that going abroad is viewed important years later in shaping career mobility and influencing a student’s choice of graduate study or work abroad.

Let us here at PINC be your stepping stone to gain this life-changing experience and help you discover more about yourself on a global scale!

“Good news. I accepted a full time job offer from an advertising agency yesterday, yay! I wanted to tell you that the first thing people asked me about when interviewing was about PINC and my trip to Spain. I thought that was awesome, and I think it played a huge role in landing me a job-it really started the conversation smoothly and I even met 2 people who have traveled to Spain numerous times. Simple way to get a connection in off the bat. So thank you again for everything.” – Stephanie L., Western Michigan University

PINC Founder

Founder Lisette Miranda

Founder Lisette Miranda                                  Photo Credit: Gayana G Photography

Hi Guapas, I’m Lisette and I want to take a quick moment to send you this note: The PINC programs are all about creating a real 360-degree experience abroad specifically for young women. One that will challenge and change you! An experience that gives your the perfect taste of language, culture, and career advice while enjoying your time in Spain.

I started PINC because I’ve lived this experience! I studied, worked and traveled in Spain for five years, and because of that I’ve developed programs that encompasses all those aspects. I’m passionate about giving young women the opportunities for professional and personal growth. And finally, because I believe that empowering and educating young women on an international level is the key to building confident and innovative leaders of the future!

Come and take this journey with PINC.

Besos, Lisette

Lisette Miranda

Lisette originally from New York City, spent almost 5 years working, studying and living abroad in Madrid, Spain.  After a degree in Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business and Education obtained at the University at Albany in Upstate New York, Lisette went on to work in Manhattan. There she worked in Marketing for various boutique companies as well as a Special Events Coordinator. In 2009, she packed her bags and moved to Madrid, Spain to pursue other challenges and adventures. There she got certified as an English teacher and went on to teach English to a range of businesses in Madrid. While teaching she also received a Masters in Bilingual and Multicultural Education at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid. Lisette’s real story however is her role and rise within a Spanish based educational company. She was able to see opportunities and create new roles for herself within the environment.  Lisette was mentored by a professional business woman and in turn has committed a huge amount of her time mentoring other young women to find their passion and voice in business.  Having worked with young interns throughout this time, she saw the need for a company that specialized in offering internship placements for women and so PINC was born and a new story began.

Lisette is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Education, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Spain U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Association Southern New York Division, Millennials in travel, Young Travel Professionals, StepUp (NY) and United Women in Business (NY) and a mentor/volunteer with organizations such as; The Women’s Young Leadership Schools, City Year, Delta Phi Epsilon HQ. Lisette truly believes that this experience will empower young women to follow their own path with determination and style.

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