Written by Corinne DeVries
Jenna graduated from Haslett High School in 2013. She will be a junior at Grand Valley State University this fall studying health communications. She started off in the ultrasound program and later decided to switch majors so she could have additional career options.
Jenna: I have a younger brother, Thomas, who just graduated high school and will be playing baseball at Northwood College this coming year! My mom used to dress us the same. I hated wearing matching clothes, it made me feel like a boy! I’m really close with my parents. One of our family traditions is to go skiing at Boyne Mountain for New Year’s. I also really enjoy fishing with my dad during the summer.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Jenna: I love to workout. I’m big into yoga and basketball. I also really like to read; I like Tina Fey and The Mindy Project. Funny autobiographies are my favorite. I want to read Amy Poehler’s book next!
Have you had prior internships before TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Jenna: No, but I think working in the training and development department is a great experience. It’s cool because I get to work with a lot of different departments and get a good overview of what working at a company is like. We are working on revamping and updating training courses, manuals from the company’s intranet, and e-learning quizzes.
What made you want to intern with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Jenna: I needed experience doing something other than working in the medical field. I’m looking to expand my experiences and see what I like. My neighbor, Lindsey Schaibly, works here and told me about their internship program so I looked into it!
What is your favorite part about interning at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?
Jenna: The atmosphere and the people. Everybody in the training department has been super welcoming and happy. The office happy hour was a fun way to meet everyone. I was also able to sit down with the president and talk with him about my interests and goals – he really took an interest and effort in meeting all of the interns.
What are you looking to get out of this internship?
Jenna: I’m looking to broaden my experience and explore the business world to find what I’m good at and what I like to do.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Jenna: Oh boy, I barely know what next week is going to bring! I see myself graduated from college. If the right opportunity came about, I would try to find a job somewhere outside of Michigan. The more I work at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the more I like it —every day is different and there is always something new.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? And why?
Jenna: Super speed, so I could run everywhere and not have to pay for gas, because gas prices are going up.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?
Jenna: Shaquille O’Neil because I love him. I always think he’s funny in commercials and he’d be a fun person to get to know.
Jenna is an extremely friendly and helpful person. She is the perfect fit for our Training and Development team. We have enjoyed having her in the office and look forward to the rest of the summer with her!