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Callie Gladdish


Callie Gladish

Major:  Geology
Minor:  Communication Studies

The Centre for Volunteering

The Centre for Volunteering is the peak body in NSW promoting and supporting volunteering and community participation.  The Centre for Volunteering includes Volunteering NSW - our service-delivery arm, and the School of Volunteer Management, a registered training organization.  We connect people and organizations in order to enrich our community.  We achieve this through referral, training, resource development, information and education services to help people get involved in their communities, and enhance the capacity and skills of not-for-profit organizations, corporations and government to become involved in the community.

Callie's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   The Centre for Volunteering internship in public relations and marketing

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I have always wanted to travel "down under".  This will be my first internship so this opportunity is once in a lifetime.  It will be challenging and I want to work hard.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to give my coworkers a different perspective on things in the office.  And also make a good impression of Americans. And apply my communication background to the assignments given to me.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I'd love to learn more about the workplace in general.  Learn the culture of Australia as well and completely immerse myself there.  I want to learn more about myself as grow as a career woman in Australia.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I would like to travel to the outback , the Gold Coast, and Fraser Island.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.