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Allison Hughes

Allison Hughes

Majors:  Accounting & Business Administration-Management

Global Television

Global Television is the leading service provider to the Australian television and broadcast industry.  Uniquely resourced, they can comprehensively meet the needs of their clients-regardless of a project's size or logistical demands.  With outside broadcasting facilities built for Australian conditions; 8 Studios and an Engineering facility that can design and instill the most complex and sophisticated television infrastructures.

Allison's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Accounting intern at Global Television-leading service provider of Australian outside broadcast and external studio requirements for the country's television networks and major program producers.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   Many friends participated in this program in the past and recommended it to me.  I have always wanted to go abroad and see how culture in the United States differs from culture elsewhere.  Also, to have an internship abroad will enhance my skill set and provide a global perspective.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to provide my strong work ethic to the company, while still having fun. I look forward to working with people from different countries.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to learn basic accounting functions in accounts payable, fixed assets, month-end, and reconciliation of the general ledger. Also, I want to experience how a large corporation operates in their finance division daily. Professional communication in the workplace is also something that I am interested in learning about on the internship.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   The Great Barrier Reef (Cairns), Melbourne, "wander" around Australia

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?   Everything.  I have never been abroad so experiencing life outside of the United States will be the highlight of my experience.