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Hillary Freymiller


Hillary Freymiller

Majors:  Biology & Pre-med

Cancer Council NSW

The Cancer Council is the leading cancer charity in New South Wales.  In 2008 alone the Cancer Council spent $13 million on cancer research.  The Cancer Council is not funded by the government and the bulk of its income is raised through fundraising events and donations from the community.  The Cancer Council runs numerous fundraising events nationwide.  The Council also assists and fosters research and investigation into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Hillary's pre-trip thoughts

Internship: Cancer Council of New South Wales as a clinical study intern  

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I want to gain workplace experience, and also research experience. I have always wanted to experience a new culture, and Australia will fulfill all of these goals.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I think that my hard work and positive outlook will add to the Cancer Council. I also want to use what I have learned in my classes at Augustana to add to my work at the Cancer Council.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to learn about research procedures, and also about cancers. I also hope to learn about the Australian community by participating in the Cancer Council's community activities.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I plan to visit the Great Barrier Reef and I want to visit all of the beaches.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  I think that I will love getting to know the people that I will be working with. I will enjoy the work experience and also the traveling.

Other comments.   I think that this is a great program that really sets Augustana students apart.