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Samantha Clay

Samantha Clay

Cancer Council

The Cancer Council is the leading cancer charity in New South Wales. Cancer Council NSW is an independent charity not funded by the government, with the bulk of its income being raised through fundraising events and donations from the community. Their mission is to defeat cancer through engaging the community. Their vision will be realised when lives are not cut short by cancer nor their quality of life diminished. Cancer Council NSW undertakes three important aspects of cancer control – research, prevention and support for people with cancer, their families and friends.


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

I decided that I wanted to participate in the Augustana if Australia program to a experience an intership like no other. I would be able to gain hands on work experience in my field of interest in a new enviroment and culture.

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

I hope that by working through working at this company I will be able to provide creativity and a new outlook on the task at hand. I also hope that I will be able to perform and accomplish tasks for the company in a manner that is appreciated.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I hope that through my internship I will have a better idea of what I would like to do as a future career. I also hope to gain first hand knowledge and experience in my field of interest.

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

When I am in Australia I plan on spending time in the city of Sydney it self. As well as, taking a tour to the Blue Mountains and fly to New Zeland.

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

I think a major highlight through this program for me is being in Australia itself. I will be able to grow as a person and become more well rounded by experiencing new things that would be not available at home. I am looking forward to being in a new place and having an internship experience.