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Paul Hurd

Sydney University Football Club

Established in 1863, the Sydney University Football Club (SUFC) is the oldest rugby union club in Australia and the 6th oldest in the world. It is through these years of tradition the Club has been able to develop a winning formula. Through strong membership and drive, SUFC has established Junior teams, Women's teams, a charity foundation, and attracts significant sponsorship. To date SUFC have produced 111 Australian Representative players, 91 of which have played for the Wallabies.


Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?

The experience of an internship will help prepare me for future job situations. Also, being a business major there may be situations in my career where I will have to know something about international business and an internship in a foreign country will provide me with some general concepts that can be used in my future career. Also, I hear the weather in Australia is pretty nice around the time of year I will be there.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?

I hope that the experiences that I go through at my internship site will help prepare me for my future job. I hope that I will observe common situations that need a resolution and I hope to be able to learn how to handle typical situations by observing how someone else handles them.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I hope to learn so tips and techniques that I can use when I have established a career for myself.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"


What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"

Getting to travel to a place that not many people ever get to go to will be exciting. Also, the experience that I gain through my internship will hopefully prove beneficial in the future and that also excites me.