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Margaret Cook

Margaret Cook

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. The Earth Science and Resource Engineering Division focuses on providing science and engineering solutions for the continuing growth of Australia's resources industry whilst delivering benefits to the economy, society and the environment.


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

I am participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program because I wish to travel abroad and see for myself the wonders and beauty of Australia as well as the exotic and rare gemstones that Australia has to offer.

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

I hope to contribute a good attitude and hard worker with good insights to the internship site.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I hope to learn valuable skills and insight into the gemological world market and beyond.

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

I plan to travel all over Sydney and visit New Zealand. during my term "down under."

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

I expect the internship to be the highlight of my experience "down under" because if I obtain the internship I hope to be placed in, then I also hope to take that experience and become professionally skilled in it.