Written by Corinne DeVries
Ashley was born in Lansing, Mich., and has lived there her whole life. As a child, Ashley developed a strong interest in swimming and decided to try out water polo in middle school. At that time, there wasn’t a water polo team at her school, so she got together with the athletic directors of Haslett and Williamston schools to put together a program for water polo. She also started co-ops for the swimming program at Lansing Christian by getting the athletic directors on board.
During a water polo tournament in California, she was recruited to play at Grove City College (GCC) in Pennsylvania. GCC is an academically challenging school which was a selling point when she made the decision to attend college there, and study entrepreneurship
Tell me about yourself.
Ashley: I’m 21 and have two siblings, a 19-year-old brother, and a 14-year-old sister. The three of us are extremely close, we’re a really tight knit family. We all like to swim and bike. My parents are more like my friends than parents, we get along very well. Both of my parents are really supportive of me.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Ashley: In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and family. I also enjoy reading when I can, but it’s hard in college. I do like to work out when I’m not in season for water polo. I enjoy going to Zumba classes and I like yoga and Pilates.
Have you had a human resources internship before?
Ashley: No, this is my first one! I am enjoying it a lot so far. I have been learning a lot about policies, payroll, and how human resources varies from company to company. It has been a fantastic experience.
What made you want to intern with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Ashley: I went to high school right across the street so I always heard about what a strong company TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is. I love the entrepreneurship aspect and I loved their story about how they built it up from basically nothing. I’m looking forward to learning more about what they’ve done.
What is your favorite part about interning at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?
Ashley: My favorite part of the internship so far are the meetings with various departments. All of the interns are able to meet with executives throughout the company and talk about how all the different facets work together. I also really enjoy the culture, everyone is so professional but also really relaxed and I think that’s very unique.
What are you looking to get out of this internship?
Ashley: I’m looking forward to learning and gaining skills in HR that would be applicable in my career. Also learning about how the corporation works. I’m hoping this internship helps me narrow a direction on what job I’m going to want in the future.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Ashley: Hopefully employed. I’m looking at jobs in North and South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Michigan, just wherever God leads me. I want to be moving up in my career, hopefully happy, and maybe even married!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? And why?
Ashley: I’d want to fly, because I always have dreams about flying and it’d be a freeing experience.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?
Ashley: Harry Potter because if he was real, who wouldn’t want to eat lunch with him?! I love Harry Potter. I’ve read all the books and I love the movies. I think it be cool to meet him or even the author of the series, J.K. Rowling.
Ashley is a super positive and motivated individual. She is supportive and ready to help with whatever task needs to be done. We are very excited to have her on the human resources team this summer!