Written by Ashley Henderson
The summer is wrapping up, and with fall semester of college upon us, internships at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® are coming to an end. This summer I have been blessed with the opportunity to intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® within the human resources department. I never expected I would have grown as much as I did in just a few short months of working here.
Besides learning valuable office skills, helping with payroll, special projects, and other daily activities, working at Home Office has taught me a few life lessons.
LIVE LIFE AT THE EDGE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was not your typical “coffee getting” internship. We were assigned real projects and pushed every day to take on new responsibilities and try new things. This company has always been about pushing your limits and setting new and higher goals.
Before my internship I had no prior human resources experience. Within the first week I was given employee verifications, payroll education, new hire orientation, and many other tasks. It was never a dull moment! Everyone is so innovative and this caused me to grow, learn even more, and to take on additional responsibilities.
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
Interning at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been a blast. Not only have I been surrounded by highly successful professionals who work hard, but they also know
how to have a good time! Human resources at Home Office is constantly planning company gatherings, whether it is a lunch time BBQ or a happy hour at the end of the day! The interns also had weekly “Lunch and Learns”, where we were treated to a yummy catered lunch, and were able to listen to the directors of different departments talk about their roles within the company. It was something we always looked forward to because we received a delicious lunch and were able to learn something new in the process!
The positive corporate culture is obviously doing some good for the company, with a growth rate of 13.68 percent last year and 67 months of revenue growth. I genuinely enjoyed coming to work every day because I knew I was not only going to learn something new, but have fun as I was surrounded by happy, positive people.
CORE VALUES ARE THE HEART OF THE COMPANY
Whenever you read a company’s mission statement or core values, you read them once and that is usually the last time. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized the core values and mission statement of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® are really the heart and soul of this company. It is relevant in every aspect of the building, employees, policies, projects, and more. Everyone and everything in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is structured to fit, maintain, and grow the heart of the company. It has really impacted me in my search for a job post-graduation. I know I want to work for a company whose values are aligned with my own and ingrained in every aspect of the business.
All of us interns volunteered to serve lunch at the Volunteers of America for a day. We all thought this program was great because it allowed us to give back to the Lansing community. There are so many opportunities within TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for an employee to volunteer. I really appreciate how much this company cares for its community and encourages its employees to do the same.
My summer with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been one for the books. I gained tangible skills, made amazing friends/colleagues, and was blessed with the opportunity to learn from a successful corporation. I would recommend this internship for anyone who wants to work in a progressive, innovative culture and gain real world experience. I feel prepared for post-graduation life learning from the best at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
See what some of the other summer interns thought about their experience at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
“My internship at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®was an experience I will always be grateful for. Everyone at Home Office welcomed all of the interns with open arms and allowed us to take chances in a variety of areas in order to learn new things. You don’t get that kind of independency at most internships. I think all of the interns can agree that we felt part of the Home Office team rather than the ‘young interns’ and I hope all of the employees here realize how thankful we are for their acceptance. One of the most important things I will take away from my internship is the confidence I gained in my skills and abilities and I really do owe it to these great people who encouraged me to always move forward and to never be afraid to explore and try new things. Coming into a corporate environment can be nerve wracking for college students who don’t have a lot of experience, but TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® felt different in the sense that they want to see everyone succeed while being their best and having fun along the way!”
Tyler Trierweiler– Operations Intern
“My internship at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was AWESOME. I gained a lot of insight about different aspects of the business. Each person at Home Office is great to be around and it made the whole experience even more enjoyable. Right away when I walked through the doors, I was welcomed. I think that is one of the reasons this company is succeeding in the marketplace. They took time out of their days to teach me about the company and train me for different projects and tasks. Even people from different departments were willing to teach me about their departments and what they do to help the company. I just want to thank everyone at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for making my summer internship something I will never forget and preparing me for future endeavors.”
Thank you TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for such a great summer! 🙂 — The Interns