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Mitch McGilliard


Mitch McGilliard

Major:  Business Administration

Global Supply Chain Group

Global Supply Chain Group's goal is to be one of the top five companies in the world in terms of supply chain value added to their clients.  They help companies find better ways to supply more of what their customers want and make more money while doing it.  Supply Chain Advantage involves achieving alignment in end-to-end supply chain across all the functional silos of an organization.  A tightly knit organization, working in harmony from procurement through inbound logistics, manufacturing, outbound logistics, delivery and support serves to reduce the overall organizational costs quite significantly.  As a company they undertake projects in a variety of areas for shipping and logistics companies, and their customers.

Mitch's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Global Supply Chain Group as finance intern

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I became interested in this program when I heard that there was an opportunity for an internship relative to my field of study while living in Australia.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to add skills that I have to contribute to Global Supply Chain Group including my ability to prioritize, plan and organize. I hope to add my ability to learn quickly, good decision making skills, and ability to perform well under pressure. I also plan to apply all of the coursework from Augustana on this internship.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to gain more knowledge and practical experience in supply chain management and logistics management. I also want to find out if this is a field that I might want to enter further down my career development.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I plan to travel to the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, New Zealand or Fiji, and Gold Coast.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  Traveling around Australia during the weekends, participating in extreme activities (skydiving), mingling with the local Australians, and creating unforgettable memories with other students on the trip will be the highlights of the trip.