Written by Corinne DeVries
Liz grew up in Big Rapids where she played golf, basketball, and tennis at Big Rapids High School. She is now a junior studying advertising at Michigan State University.
I have three older brothers. My oldest brother is a dentist in Texas, so I don’t get to see him very much. My other two brothers live around Detroit, and the youngest just started med school! I go home on the weekends to see my parents. My family is split half and half between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan (rivals!). My mom, oldest brother, and I are Spartans, and my dad and two other brothers went to U of M. I have a cat, Milo, and he learned how to play fetch. I have never met another cat like him.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I really like baking gourmet cupcakes. My favorite to make and eat are my Snickers cupcakes. Occasionally I play tennis for fun. I also golf with my dad and brothers quite a bit, and I enjoy spending time with friends.
Have you had an accounting internship before?
No, this is my first internship. My family is close to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CFO Jeff Wesley’s brother. He filled in me on the company, and shortly after, the accounting internship opened up for the summer. It was really last minute and unexpected, but I thought it would be a good experience so I decided to pursue it. I thought it would be useful to learn about accounting even though it’s not part of my major.
What made you want to intern with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
After talking with Jeff’s brother, I began looking into the company and it seemed like a fun, work atmosphere and everyone seemed to really enjoy the culture and time they spend at the office.
What is your favorite part about interning at Two Men and a Truck so far?
I really like the environment. Everyone is really welcoming and it’s laid back, but everyone is working hard. They know how to have fun but they also know when it’s time to get down to work.
I’m just looking for experience and a better understanding of accounting. Although it’s not part of my major it’s something I can use regardless of what I decide to do. I think understanding the accounting and financial side of a business will be really helpful for me in the future.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself probably still in Michigan with my cat, Milo. I’ve thought about going to grad school but I am unsure at this point, so I’ll either be in school or hopefully have a job in the business side of advertising.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? And why?
I would want the ability to time travel, because then I could go into the future or the past and relive history or experience events and time periods I wasn’t around for.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?
Steve Jobs. I think it would be really interesting to hear about how Apple was founded and how they grew the business the way they did. The company started off small and is now one of the most valuable companies in the world. Being able to talk to one of the original founders would be really interesting and provide a lot of really cool information.