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Tim Marlega

Tim Marlega

Timothy Marlega

Major:  Business Administration-Management

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness

The University of Sydney has a long and prestigious history of sport, witnessing many changes in the athletic world.  Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness has produces more Australian representatives and won more major competitions than any other club.  Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness manages and administers 49 sport and recreation clubs, organizes sporting and recreation events and offers a comprehensive range of sporting facilities to students and the wider Sydney community.  Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness' mission is to facilitate the optimal participation opportunities for their members and implement unique strategies for the development of their clubs and athletes.

Tim's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   I am interning with Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness in sports management/marketing.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I am participating in the Augie in Aussie program so that I can get real life business experience in another country. What better country than Australia?  This program seems like it is the perfect balance of work/play and I am very excited to experience it.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to provide value through my strong work ethic, positive attitude, past experience, and knowledge from my marketing, management, and finance classes.

What do you hope to learn on your internship? I hope to learn about how professional sports organizations operate in Australia. I would like to get hands-on experience with specific marketing techniques on the internship. The difference in business cultures between Australia and United States also is of interest to me.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I plan to travel to the Great Barrier Reef, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek throughout Australia.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  Everything.  I will be in a different country on my own and will be very independent.  I look forward to working in Aussie, going out in the city, and traveling around the country.