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Ted Keopple


Ted Keopple

Major:  Business Administration-Management
Minor:  Geography

Golf Link Partners

Golf Link Partners Australia is a web based company that runs a national, all-encompassing handicapping network called GOLF Link.  One of the key benefits of GOLF Link is that it eliminates inconsistent interpretations of handicap regulations, providing Australian golf with a uniformly applied handicapping system for the first time.  This is a membership based technology tied into local golfing clubs and as such the organization has wide exposure within the community.  At your internship you will be assisting with the sales and advertising department.

Ted's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Golf Link Partners as a business management assistant

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I am participating in the program to gain a wonderful international experience both culturally and professionally.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to add my experience in golf since I have been playing golf my entire life.  I will apply all of the theory learned in my business classes to the tasks to which I am assigned.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to turn my passion for golf into a lifelong career.  I would like to learn about corporate sponsorships, advertising, and teamwork.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I am going to travel to New Zealand to visit family friends, and I also hope to travel to Cairns and Melbourne.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  My highlight will definitely be immersing myself in the Australian culture, as I have met Australians before and am enamored by their culture.