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Erin Christian

Erin Christian

Majors:  Mathmatics & Music


ii-A was established by industry specialists in early 2006; they have enjoyed a steady growth and are recognized as a leading and progressive firm.  Ii-A is a financially secure and independent firm dedicated to providing superior Finance and Insurance solutions available to its clients for a competitive cost.  They are constantly researching market conditions both within Australia and overseas to ensure they continue to deliver the latest in product and service innovations that give all their clients a leading advantage.

Erin's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   I am interning with ii-A Insurance which provides financial and insurance solutions to their clients.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   This may be the only time that I will be able to live in Australia. The experience of working abroad will give me such a competitive edge in the job market.  Besides that, I think I will have the time of my life!

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to add a fresh perspective!  I have never had an internship, let alone an American one.  I hope to have ideas to bring to the table, think creatively, and take some stress off of my sponsor by helping with anything they need.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I plan to really assess the field to decide if I want to continue studying to be an actuary.  Also, I want to fully immerse myself in the professional world to gain experience to take with me in graduate school and my career after college.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I plan on travelling to major cities such as Melbourne and Cairns, as well as a possible trip to New Zealand.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?           Escaping the harsh Midwest winter for paradise!  I'm a beach bum so the 80 degree to 90 degree weather is enticing.