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Michael Leonetti


Michael Leonetti

Major:  Business Administration-Finance

Beresfords Personal
Wealth Management

Beginning in 1994 as a small business run mainly by James Beresford it has now expanded to a firm with offices in many states and territories of Australia.  Beresford is a fee for service firm and they cherish the integrity that this provides.  It enables them to seek only the best possible outcome for their clients. They believe in the value of open disclosure and acknowledge that their work determines the quality of their client's future.

Michael's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Beresfords Wealth Management - wide array of financial services, such as wealth management, investments, financial planning, retirement planning, taxation strategies, estate planning, risk management, and banking and finance.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   It is a once in a lifetime experience that includes business experience, fun, friends, and the opportunity to travel abroad as well as gain knowledge in my field of study. 

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to go above and beyond the expectations of my employers.  Also, I hope to prove my dedication and ability to learn fast.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to learn general knowledge about the financial business sector and real world experience. I will apply the finance, economics, and accounting classes that I have completed at Augustana.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   New Zealand, Cairns, Surf Camp, and Fraser Island.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  Building relationships with the people I am traveling with, surf camp, and traveling.

Other comments.   I am very excited, cannot wait - warm weather and beaches!