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Katherine Raynor


Katie Raynor

Majors:  Accounting & Business Administration-Finance

BIS Shrapnel

BIS Shrapnel is Australia's leading provider of industry research, analysis and forecasting services.  They help their clients to better understand the markets in which they operate, through reliable and detailed market data, analysis of developments and drivers and thoroughly researched forecasts.  BIS Shrapnel's goal is to provide businesses with the information required to make the best possible decisions.  They are a completely independent firm with no vested interests of any kind in any of the industry sectors and markets which they research and forecast.

Katie's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Finance internship at BIS Shrapnel: Australia's leading provider of industry research, analysis, and forecasting.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I am participating in this program because I have wanted to study abroad in Australia since my first year at Augustana.  The international internship will provide me with a great experience and help to prepare me for my future career.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to apply myself to the task I am given with the knowledge I have from finance, economics, and accounting classes that I have completed.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to gain a better understanding of the economy and learn about what factors are considered for forecasting the different industries. I hope to learn if this is a field that I want to go into after graduation.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I plan to travel throughout Australia and engage myself in their culture and festivals. I will also travel to New Zealand.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  The highlight of my experience will be working in a different country and with people of a different culture. I also look forward to Bungee jumping and knowing that this is where I will be spending my last five weeks of college!  I am graduating at the end of this term!