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Joseph Skager

Joseph Skager

Mesocreative - Art 69

With a combined 15 years within the design and printing industries Mesocreative - Art69 offers a complete service for any company or individual wishing to utilise their talents. From logo design through to a database driven web sites their team will look forward to any challenge that can be throw at them. They pride themselves in always ensuring all the needs of their clients are met promptly and efficiently.


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

I am participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program because of the many potential placements for Business majors.  I have also heard that Australia has an interesting music culture.  I am very interested in pursuing an occupation that somehow revolves around music, whether it be production or marketing/promotion.  I feel that a different culture will help me get a better view of the music industry and peoples' tastes.  Of course it will also be summer in Australia while we are there, so it will be the perfect time for all of us to experience everything offered.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't interested in what exciting things I can do with my leisure time in Australia, and as a senior I think it will be a great trip to finish off my Augie experience.

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

I hope I'll be able to add a positive foreign perspective to music and the industry.  I hope I can show my creativity with advertising and possibly create new effective ways to market an idea, whether it be with music or with any company. 

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

In general, I think that working with people in a Business situation will definitely be useful in the future.  I think that I'll be able to learn a great deal from those I'm working beside along with superiors.  Hopefully, I'll end my internship with the ability to focus my ideas better and I'll learn how to work to promote people as a "product." Because I would like to go into music promotion, I think I will have to figure out ways to understand exactly what each band's image and identity is, and how it can be displayed well in advertisements. 

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

I'll probably travel to New Zealand and any other popular spots.

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

I think learning to surf would be a highlight, but I am actually more excited just to get my feet wet in the Business World and to work with interesting people.

Anything Else?

I would imagine this will be one of the best experiences of my life.