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2013 Australia Interns

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2013 Interns at the Blue Mountains

Dan Ardelan

Dan Ardelan

Major:
Communications; Business Administration-International Business

Nuzest

Nuzest is a lifestyle brand focused on nutrition and health. Their two major products, Good Green Stuff & Clean Lean Protein, are the first in a range of supplements. Nuzest focuses on nutrient rich superfoods; fruits, veggies, high antioxidant berries, vital greens, and good quality protein delivering all your essential vitamins and minerals naturally. They also aim to provide a lifestyle resource of real people with practical advice - to "supplement" their nutrition supplements.

Colin Arnold

Major:
Business Administration-Finance; Economics

Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman is a diversified producer of fine quality consumer products. It was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown in Louisville, KY, U.S. Brown-Forman employs 4,120 people worldwide and is among the top 10 largest global spirits companies. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 30 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits. The Brown-Forman vision is to "Enrich the experience of our life, in our own way, by responsibly building beverage alcohol brands that thrive and endure for generations."

Kaylee Ayers

Major:
Business Administration-Management

ParcelPoint

ParcelPoint is an exciting new business working to solve the last step of the parcel delivery process. ParcelPoint aims to achieve this by providing convenient local parcel delivery points for shoppers. For online retailers and delivery companies this ensures that parcels are delivered first time, every time, greatly reducing re-deliveries and associated costs.

James Barger

Major:
Business Administration-Finance

Global Supply Chain

Global Supply Chain Group's goal is to be one of the top five companies in the world in terms of supply chain value added to their clients. They help companies find better ways to supply more of what their customers want and make more money while doing it. Supply Chain Advantage involves achieving alignment in end-to-end supply chain across all the functional silos of an organization. A tightly knit organization, working in harmony from procurement through inbound logistics, manufacturing, outbound logistics, delivery and support serves to reduce the overall organizational costs quite significantly. As a company they undertake projects in a variety of areas for shipping and logistics companies, and their customers.

Stephanie Barr

Stephanie Barr

Major:
Business Administration-Marketing; Accounting

V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars is a sport on the rise globally. Australia's premier motorsport category is regarded around the world for its action-packed racing and entertainment. Already more popular in Australia than Formula 1, V8 Supercars is one of only two motorsport categories in the world considered more popular in its own country than F1. The other is NASCAR in the United States. V8 Supercars continues to evolve, driven by factors including: staging races in locations in Australia and overseas; extensive marketing to broaden the sport's appeal; increasing the viability of teams and developing more meaningful and lucrative sponsorship arrangements, and; fully exploiting media rights.

Brennan Casey

Brennan Casey

Major:
Business Administration-Finance; Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communications

Quay West

With over 4,000 hotels in more than 90 countries stretching across all continents, Accor hotels offers a huge choice of destinations. There are over 400 hotels and resorts in 18 countries across Asia Pacific. Choose from a range of hotels, from Sofitel to Ibis, Pullman to Novotel. Accor hotels offers accommodation to suit all budgets.

Katrina Colclasure

Katrina Colclasure

Major:
Biology

Starlight Children's Foundation

Since being formed as an Australian children's charity in 1988, Starlight has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalized children, and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight programs are delivered both in and out of hospital, providing positive distraction to children in their time of need. Starlight relies entirely on the support of the community and the generosity of supporters to exist and therefore runs numerous fundraising events to support their valuable work with sick children.

Jessica Coons

Major:
Business Administration-Management; Art

Short + Sweet

Short+Sweet is the biggest short play festival in the world. With over 150 of the best ten minute plays from local and international writers, Short+Sweet utilizes the talents of Sydney and Melbourne's best young and established directors, actors and technical personnel to produce some of the best theatre on the planet.

Jacqueline Cozzone

Jacqueline Cozzone

Major:
Biology

The Eye Care Company

The Eye Care Company was established in 2005, setting out to provide the best eyewear products at the best possible price, delivered with exceptional customer service. The team has grown from a team of five to a family of thirty, who all share the Eye Care Company enthusiasm. The Eye Care Company optometrists provide highly professional and personalised eyecare services at convenient locations all over Sydney. Services include eye exams, contact lens exams, eyeware advice, lens advice and also express and same day services.

Natalee Daisy

Natalee Daisy

Major:
Business Administration-Marketing

GoDo

GoDo is a leading provider in the activities and things to do marketplace, offering thousands of tours and activities across Australia and New Zealand. GoDo gives customers the opportunity to book activities in real time and make the most of their leisure time. GoDo boasts an extensive range of activities including flights, cooking classes, motor racing, cruises, theme park passes, day tours and much more.

Bowen Dang

Major:
Accounting; Business Administration-Finance

Newport Capital

Newport Capital is an Australian technology investment banking & corporate advisory firm established in 1989. Since that time Newport Capital has executed circa 200 client engagements. Over ninety percent of their revenues are from mergers, acquisitions, divestments and capital raisings. Their clients range from 'rising stars' to large global organisations. Newport Capital's industry focus and core knowledge base is telecoms, information technology, media and entertainment, and sophisticated manufacturing. 

Stephanie Dantino

Stephanie Dantino

Major:
Biology

Haberfield Vet

Haberfield Vet Hospital is a local Vet clinic and a fully-equipped hospital, with X-Ray equipment on site, radiologist, Operating Theatre and 24hr nursing care. Other services offered include emergency services, boarding, clipping, advice and bird care. The hospital also has a keen sense of community obligation involving itself in pet prep and puppy school. 

Michelle Egan

Michelle Egan

Major:
Biology; Psychology

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is the leading provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. They work in positive partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Their services meet the needs presented over the course of a lifetime - from children's requirements through to study, employment, equipment, independent living, information, policy and advocacy, recreation and other vital services. Vision Australia provides its wide range of services from centres across New South Wales, Queensland, the ACT, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Victoria. 

Deanna Guyton

Deanna Guyton

Major:
Biology

Five Dock Physio

Five Dock Physio has a holistic approach to treating patients. Patients have an initial assessment, where the main cause of their signs and symptoms are assessed. Patients are treated with manual therapy, electrotherapies and provided with appropriate education to self manage their conditions (for example, specific stretching or strengthening program to be done between sessions/treatments). Patients are also taken through a clinic or gym based exercise therapy program in most cases with a focus on strengthening a patients core muscles.

Alex Haake

Alex Haake

Major:
Business Administration-Management

EDO NSW

EDO NSW is the only legal centre in NSW that provides specialist advice about public interest environmental law matters. Since 1985 EDO NSW has pursued its mission of providing public interest legal services to regional, state and national conservation groups, resident action groups and individuals, to protect the built and natural environment. They are working on six priority issues at this time: Climate Change and Energy, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Justice, Biodiversity Conservation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance, and Planning and Development.

Jill Homerding

Jill Homerding

Major:
Psychology; Communications

Sydney Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The Sydney Roosters are the only club to have been in continued competition since the foundation of rugby league in Australia in 1908. The Sydney Roosters have won twelve premierships to date, with their most recent premiership success in 2002. Since then, they have featured in three grand finals (2003-2004, 2010). 

Ryan Husmann

Major:
Business Administration-Finance; Economics; Accounting

East Coles

East Coles is the leading Financial Research firm in the Equities, Investment Banking & Corporate Performance Markets in Australia. East Coles delivers data at the firm & individual level on their performance based on key issue ratings from major corporate & institutional respondents. This includes ranking investment bankers across various categories within the M&A and ECM spaces, stockbrokers across various sectors such as Banks, Insurance, Media, Resources & Dealing, and also ranking corporates across areas such as Access to Management, Effectiveness of Board, Credibility and Effectiveness of CEO.

Brian Hyland

Major:
Psychology

Salvation Army Streetlevel Mission

The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church known for its extensive philanthropy and charity work. The Salvation Army began in Australia in 1880 and has grown in leaps and bounds. Today services offered by the Salvation Army are wide-ranging and diverse, and there is a strong focus on serving the needs of disadvantaged people in the community. These services include Aged Care, Chaplaincies, Children's Services, Community Care Ministries, Community Services, Court & Prison Services, Crisis & Supported Accommodation, Disabled Persons, Employment Services, English Speaking Classes, Family Tracing, Financial Counselling, Outback Flying Service, Professional Counselling, Recovery Services, Red Shield Defence Services, Suicide Support, Telephone Counselling and Youth Support. The head office of The Salvation Army Australian Eastern Territory is based in Sydney and oversees New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

Emily Kaczmarek

Emily Kaczmarek

Major:
Business Administration-Marketing

Bonza Bikes

Bonza Bike Tours offer a variety of guided bicycle tours that are a fun and relaxing orientation to the world class cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Bonza Bikes aim to deliver an enjoyable and informative tourist experience. They provide an expert guide, the use of a comfortable bike, advice about what to do while in town, and an opportunity to meet new people. Additionally, they offer custom services such as bike hire, private group tours, corporate team building, incentive group events and convention/major event activities. 

Carrie Keahl

Carrie Keahl

Major:
Biology

Avian Behavioural Ecology Group, Macquarie University

The Avian Behavioural Ecology Group is part of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. Research in the group is based on a variety of Australian passerines in the wild and captivity in an effort to understand the diversity of species in terms of behavior and morphology. Current work focuses on the evolution of social behavior in colonially breeding species such as the zebra finch and fairy martin, true coooperative breeding in two arid zone species, the apostlebird and chestnut-crowned babbler, and speciation and the evolution of polymorphism in the grass finches of Northern Australia. In addition to addressing questions of basic Behavioural Biology, they have a parallel interest in applying the concepts and techniques of Behavioural Biology to practical conservation and in particular are making inroads into understanding the decline of the endangered Gouldian finch. 

Paul Kleinhans-Schulz

Paul Kleinhans-Schulz

Major:
Business Administration-Marketing

Bowls NSW

Bowls NSW is the sporting organization responsible for the leadership, development and management of lawn bowls in the state of NSW. It is a not-for-profit organization governed by a voluntary board that provides the strategic direction for the sport and the strategies that are implemented by the staff at the state office. Bowls NSW is a member of the national organization Bowls Australia. 

Paige Knippenberg

Major:
Neuroscience; Biology

Brain and Mind Research Institute

Affiliated with the University of Sydney, the Brain & Mind Research Institute takes up the challenge to tackle and lower the incidence of mental illness in all its forms, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. The Brain & Mind Research Institute has a fundamental commitment to the long-neglected areas of brain and mind disorders, pursuing genuine partnerships with the wider community as a vital part of our research and activities. 

Andrew Kowalczyk

Major:
Biology

Twilight Aged Care

Twilight Aged Care is a not for profit organization, which was originally known as Twilight House and was established as a private charity in 1915. Many residents require dementia specific care which is offered within a secure environment at Glengarry, Horton House and Jamieson House. Horton House is a friendly, warm and supportive environment where the needs of the individual are met with dignity and independence is encouraged as much as possible.

Claire Krieger

Claire Krieger

Major:
Business Administration; Communications

Clean Up Australia

Clean Up is dedicated to working with communities to "Clean up, Fix up and Conserve the Environment". Founded and chaired by Ian Kiernan AO, a core team of eight is based in Sydney. Clean Up is committed to making a difference to the environment. The organization's achievements are clearly evidenced by its flagship event Clean Up Australia Day and its Clean Up the World year round campaign. These initiatives continue to attract participation from close to 700,000 volunteers nationally and an estimated 35 million volunteers globally. Clean Up also has a number of environment protection projects and programs under the banner of Clean Up Our Climate.

Alex Kurian

Major:
Business Administration-Management

SalDoce Fine Foods

SalDoce Fine Foods is a family owned and operated food manufacturing company based in Sydney, Australia. The company was established in 2000 to introduce to the Australasian markets exotic recipes from South America, especially from Brazil. SalDoce's products are also health conscious, being gluten and yeast free, high in dairy and all natural. 

Madison Logan

Madison Logan

Major:
Communications Studies & Disorders; Psychology

Lizard Centre

The Lizard Centre is recognized as one of Australia's leading providers of effective evidence based intervention for young children with autism and related disorders. The Centre opened its paediatric clinic in January 2003 and expanded to new premises in Chatswood in 2007. Lizard opened its adult services program in 2008. Lizard is the largest ABA clinic in Australia and is the largest private autism specific early intervention centre in NSW. Lizard enjoys a solid reputation as Australia's pre-eminent provider of applied behavioral services. 

Jonathan Manke

Major:
Biochemistry

The Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross is committed to helping those in need in the community, from providing breakfast for hungry children every day to supporting the elderly and isolated in their own homes. Australian Red Cross is part of the world's largest humanitarian organization, with more than 100 million volunteers in 186 countries. They are independent of government and have no political, religious or cultural affiliation. The Red Cross is well known for their Blood Service. Before the Blood Service came into formal existence in 1996, the collection, processing and distribution of blood products throughout the country's health system was managed by individual State and Territory Red Cross Transfusion Services. The establishment of a national blood service has facilitated new levels of national and international co-operation, resulting in improved consistency, quality and safety across Australia.

Jordan Mauerman

Major:
Biology

Physio Gym

Physio Gym is a full-scope physiotherapy practice located in Petersham. It is one of the largest physiotherapy practices in Australia, with a focus on offering a unique method to managing and enhancing rehabilitation through exercise prescription, movement re-education and effective soft tissue therapy. Physio Gym's rehabilitation process is based upon marrying the scientific principles of sports and manipulative physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, exercise physiology, and motor skill development with the art of movement obtained through yoga, dance, GYROTONIC(R) and Pilates. Physio Gym places particular emphasis on the practice and benefits of core-strengthening and posture-enhancing Pilates and GYROTONIC(R) (YOGA).

Bridget McDermott

Bridget McDermott

Major:
Sociology

Oasis Youth Support Network

Oasis is The Salvation Army's (a Christian Charity) response to youth homelessness and disadvantage, literally saving shattered young lives every day in Sydney. With more than 20 innovative, uplifting services, Oasis offers outreach, accommodation and specialist intervention to help disconnected young people to get back on their feet and begin turning their lives around.

Chloe McIntire

Chloe McIntire

Major:
Business Administration-Marketing

Accor HR

With over 4,000 hotels in more than 90 countries stretching across all continents, Accor hotels offers a huge choice of destinations. There are over 400 hotels and resorts in 18 countries across Asia Pacific. Choose from a range of hotels, from Sofitel to Ibis, Pullman to Novotel.Accor hotels offers accommodation to suit all budgets.

Jennifer Merlitti

Jennifer Merlitti

Major:
Business Administration-Marketing

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Belmore, a suburb in the Canterbury-Bankstown region of Sydney. They compete in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, as well as New South Wales Rugby League junior competitions. The rich history of the club began in 1935 when the club was admitted to the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, predecessor of the current NRL competition. Having won 8 premierships, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have a huge amount of devout Australian fans and celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2010.

Emily Mertens

Major:
Business Administration-Management

Hoyts Kiosk

Hoyts Kiosk is Australia's largest network of DVD rental machines. Customers may rent the latest movies from $3.50 at supermarkets and othe convenient locations. Hoyts Kiosk currently has more than 390 bright green machines located in NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS and the ACT and is rapidly expanding. The business will deploy an additional 100 machines before July 2013 as it moves to secure a National footprint. Founded in 2005, Hoyts Kiosk pioneered the Movie rental machine and the rent-anywhere return-anywhere philosophy. Hoyts Kiosk has had more than 700,000 customers rent more than 5.3 million movies.

James Mitsos

James Mitsos

Major:
Biology

Greenwood Dental

Greenwood Dental offers all types of dental treatment, with a particular focus on Cosmetic Dentistry. As they have a large team of Dental Practitioners, they offer Dentists who have special interests. These include Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry including Crowns, Veneers, Root Canal Therapy, Dental Implants, Amalgam Removal and Laser Teeth Whitening. They also have Dental Hygienists and a Dental Therapist to provide a high quality clean. A Dental Therapist is also available for Children's Dentistry appointments. 

Jeff Moree

Major:
Business Administration-Finance

Temple & Webster

Temple & Webster is a members-only shopping club specializing in quality furniture, homewares, home décor, art, gifts and lifestyle products from both Australian and international designers at up to 70% off recommended retail prices. Temple & Webster strive to create beautiful spaces within the home at a beautiful price.

Grace Neigel

Grace Neigel

Major:
Communications

Adam Worling PR

Adam Worling has been at the forefront of Australian fashion PR for the past 20 years. Adam Worling PR specializes in brand management and profile building, showroom editorial placement, tour management, sponsorship leverage and event management. Current clients include Lisa Ho, Elle Macpherson intimates and SKYY Vodka, just to name a few. 

Emanuel Olaguez

Emanuel Olaguez

Major:
International Business

Niche Marketing Group

Niche Marketing Group is a successful creative agency that provides a wide range of advertising, point of sale, direct marketing and corporate solutions for clients. Capitalizing on their strong strategic and creative thinking, they produce powerful and effective communication solutions designed to motivate their client's target markets to action, which will achieve their business objectives. NMG believe in realising the true potential of their client's brand through the power of great ideas and excellent design. 

Jenna Orabutt

Jenna Orabutt

Major:
Business Administration

Fundraising People

The Fundraising People specialize in developing and delivering passionate and professional face-to-face fundraising campaigns on behalf of leading charity organizations. These campaigns enable Not-For-Profits to communicate to a largely untapped and expansive audience at the right time and in the right place. Having formed in 2008, the Fundraising People employ passionate, professional and high performing staff to work a variety of events across Australia. Their target is to raise one billion dollars for vital humanitarian and environmental organizations.

George Papandreou

George Papandreou

Major:
Biology; Psychology

Accor PR

With over 4,000 hotels in more than 90 countries stretching across all continents, Accor hotels offers a huge choice of destinations. There are over 400 hotels and resorts in 18 countries across Asia Pacific. Choose from a range of hotels, from Sofitel to Ibis, Pullman to Novotel.Accor hotels offers accommodation to suit all budgets.

Katie Phares

Major:
Biology

Active Lifestyle Physio

Active Lifestyle Physiotherapy was established in 2006 as a solo physiotherapy practice in Epping. Since then it has grown to offer other relevant allied health services including massage therapy, dietitetics, podiatry and psychology. Active Lifestyle Physiotherapy now also operates from Fairfield and Norwest, and have plans to continue to grow so that they can offer greater and more convenient service to their patients. 

Stuart Rademacher

Major:
Accounting

Smart Salary

Smart Salary is one of Australia's largest outsourced salary packaging companies, specializing in servicing large corporate clients, Commonwealth and State Governments, major health care groups, and other Public Benevolent Institutions. Their key strength is a unique partnership approach to salary packaging administration that puts clients in control from implementation through to FBT year-end processing.

Patrick Rae

Major:
Business Administration-Management; Accounting

Wynbox

Wynbox is a dynamic technology based business pioneering eCommerce. Their flagship site (wyngle.com.au) is a revolutionary new patented concept that creates a strong buying incentive without the need to discount. Their specialities include online advertising and product sales, product and brand exposure, and consumer engagement.

Katy Reynolds

Major:
Psychology

Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures is a voluntary, targeted program designed for families encountering problems that impact on their ability to care for their children. The program provides families with the necessary support and services to help prevent an escalation of the problems they are facing. The program recognizes that supporting families before problems reach a crisis improves family resilience, promotes healthy child development, and reduces child abuse and neglect.

Charles Richards

Charlie Richards

Major:
Business Administration

Autism Awareness Australia

Autism Awareness Australia is a not-for-profit organization, which has grown into one of the nation's largest autism education and advocacy organizations, dedicated to increasing awareness and understand of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the community. Recently, they hosted the first National Autism Summit and "Light it up blue" campaign in Sydney during World Autism Awareness month in April 2011. During this time, Autism Awareness was granted NGO membership to the United Nations Department of Public Information that gives them the opportunity to partner with a global network of organisations to promote our common goals. 

Amanda Rodriguez

Major:
Biology

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home Inc. was established in 1946 as part of the St George Animal Hospital. Originally a pound for three council areas, the then-known St George Animal Shelter, became a charitable not for profit organization in 1999 with the aim of becoming an active rehoming facility for all suitable lost and abandoned dogs and cats.

Nicholas Rudy

Nick Rudy

Major:
Music General; Business Administration-Marketing

FM 99.3

Northside Broadcasting Co-operative (2NSB) is a community radio station based in Chatswood, Sydney. It operates on the FM99.3 frequency and is referred to as the North Shore's FM99.3 on-air and for business purposes. The station began broadcasting in May 1983 from a peppercorn rent house in East Chatswood, transmitting to the 'North Shore' - an area that covers the Willoughby, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman and Ku-ring-gai Council areas. The station is funded by listener donations and sponsorship from local businesses across Sydney's North Shore and greater Sydney area.

Katherine Scharnagle

Major:
Communications

DEC Public Relations

DEC Communications is a creative, full service PR company committed to creativity, strategic thinking, results and public persuasion. DEC defines its core capabilities as consumer brand building, corporate reputation management, digital PR, issues preparedness & crisis communications, events, social and traditional media relations, spokesperson engagement and training, integrated marketing communications, sponsorship maximization and internal and stakeholder communications.

Allyson Schuler

Allyson Schuler

Major:
Biology

Five Dock Physio

Five Dock Physio has a holistic approach to treating patients. Patients have an initial assessment, where the main cause of their signs and symptoms are assessed. Patients are treated with manual therapy, electrotherapies and provided with appropriate education to self manage their conditions (for example, specific stretching or strengthening program to be done between sessions/treatments). Patients are also taken through a clinic or gym based exercise therapy program in most cases with a focus on strengthening a patients core muscles.

Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons

Major:
Communications

Sydney Observatory

Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia's oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation's scientific history. The Observatory comprises a virtual reality 3-D space theatre, a shop, a lecture theatre, a historic 29cm lens telescope built in 1874, a 42cm computer controlled telescope and hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, beautiful gardens and the beanbag planetarium. Throughout the year the observatory holds, nightly tours, continuous and rotating exhibitions as well as educational or special events and functions.

Matthew Smith

Major:
International Business

Developing Markets

Developing Markets Associates Limited (DMA) is a globally recognized, multi-service development consultancy, based in central London with offices in Australia and project teams in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and North America. DMA works with donor agencies, governments and the wider business community in providing advice and management in its three areas of expertise - remittances, investment programs and international development events. 

Amanda Tucker

Major:
Biology

Food and Nutrition Australia

At Food & Nutrition Australia (FNA), their team provides expert advice on all aspects of nutrition and offer tailored lifestyle solutions to meet their clients' needs. Whether it's individualized advice for a healthy lifestyle, effective strategic advice for industry or a media comment, their highly qualified team has the knowledge and skills to meet your requirements. FNA remains at the forefront of food and nutrition issues, ensuring they provide practical and effective solutions for their clients.