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Benjamin Aucutt

Ben Aucutt

Oovie / Hoyts

Oovie Australia is the leading owner and operator of automated DVD rental systems in Australia. Their focus is on providing movie lovers with the most convenient and satisfying way to rent New Release DVDs instantly via their DVD Rental Machines at convenient locations they already visit. Founded in 2004 they have strived to bring the best DVD vending technology to the Australian market in partnership with the leading retail brands in Australia. In 2009 Oovie was sold to the Hoyts Group, which is a leading entertainment company famous for their cinemas.


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

I am participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program to experience something new and exciting.  By going to Australia, I hope to expand my horizons and learn about a new country and all it has to offer.

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

I hope to add value and support to the internship site at which I am placed while contributing to the Australian economy.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I expect to learn new skills that I have not learned at Augustana and to further expand my knowledge of my career path while observing the differences in the Australian culture in comparison to our own.

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

Besides exploring the surrounding area of Sydney, I hope to travel to Melbourne, Tasmania and up to see The Great Barrier Reef.

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

I expect the highlight of my experience “down under” to be the knowledge that I will receive by experiencing opportunities that are outside my norm that only a foreign term has to offer.

Anything Else?

I cannot wait to escape winter and go into an Australian Summer!