Majors: Business Administration & Spanish
Ogilvy & Mather is an international advertising, marketing and public relations agency based in Manhattan and owned by the WPP Group. The company operates 497 offices in 125 countries with approximately 16,000 employees. The Sydney office of Ogilvy & Mather is responsible for the marketing and promotion of some of Australia's most well known brands, using a broad platform of strategies to communicate their client's products to consumers.
Rebecca's pre-trip thoughts
Internship: Ogilvy and Mather, an international corporation specializing in advertising, marketing, and public relations. Owned by WPP group.
Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program? I have always wanted to travel to Australia. The opportunity to intern in my field at a corporation while living in Sydney was one I couldn't pass up.
What value do you hope to add back to the internship site? I am a good communicator and problem solver who enjoys a challenge. I am also fluent in Spanish and currently learning Chinese. I hope to add another willing and open mind to their IBM team.
What do you hope to learn on your internship? I want to expand my knowledge of marketing and advertising on an international level. I also want to develop a more creative mindset.
Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"? I want to travel to the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains, and New Zealand.
What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"? The "highlight" of my experience will be working at Ogilvy and Mather. This company is exactly the type of company I want to work for after I graduate.