Written by Rachel Christine
It’s hard to believe summer is half way over, but that just means our interns have hard at work the last few months of their internships! According to our interns, the summer at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office in Lansing, Mich., flies by because of the company culture and important tasks they tackle each day. Even Tyler Trierweiler, a returning intern, can’t believe this will be his third year here! While Tyler has had the opportunity to experience a new department each summer at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, he has spent this summer helping introduce the company’s newest program, Value Flex®. Welcome back, Tyler!
Tell me a little about yourself.
“I’m currently 22-years-old and will be a senior this upcoming year at Central Michigan University. I’m a double major in marketing and logistics. I’m originally from Grand Ledge, Mich., and attended Grand Ledge High School. My favorite sport is baseball, and I have played a ton of it! I’m a huge family guy and love spending time with mine. I have an older brother, older sister, and younger sister. This is the third summer I have interned with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and this year, I am focusing on our Value Flex® long-distance moving service. I really enjoy what I’m doing!”
What brought you back to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for another summer?
“The people and culture here are great. Everyone I know that works for this company absolutely loves it. It’s a great place to work and spend my summer, that’s why I keep coming back! I don’t feel like just an intern here. They give me real projects and make me feel very important. It’s organized but relaxed, and everyone is so welcoming.”
What department were you in last year and how is that different from this year?
“Last year, I was dealing with more of the logistics of the company. I learned so much and they placed me somewhere that correlated with my major, which was great. This year, I am getting to experience a whole new side of the company and am working on a new service we have available called Value Flex®. It deals with containerized moving and helping us offer more options for long-distance customers in order to reduce the cost of moving. I’m working closer with franchises this year, which I find very fun. I feel very helpful to the company in this role because I’m actually assisting the franchises and directly communicating with them.”
What is the greatest thing you have learned through your internship so far?
“I have truly learned what an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. job consists of. I have a better concept of what a real job is and how the real world works. I’ve gotten a great grasp of how to interact with coworkers, and have made a ton of new friends while doing it.”
What’s your favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
“My favorite thing is everyone within the company. Everyone is willing to go out of their way when you have a question and understands that mistakes are going to happen. No one is ever intimidating when I need a little extra help with something or have questions. The best part is they make you feel that you are important to the company, and not just an intern.”
What’s a day like for you in the office?
“No day is ever the same. I’m constantly in communication with different franchises, therefore I’m dealing with lots of different people and personalities. It’s great, because every day I’m meeting someone new and building a relationship. My main focus for my internship is to get these different franchises on board with Value Flex®. I always have constant communication with certain franchises and coworkers in the office. Right now, I’m specifically in charge of monitoring companies in order for them to become a part of Value Flex®.”
If you could have any job in the Home Office for a day, what would it be?
“If I could have any job for a day, I would want to experience the finance or accounting department. Numbers are always a key part of any business. When I was in operations, we didn’t work as close with numbers as either of those departments do, so being able to experience either of these types of jobs would show me a new side of things.”
What’s next for you?
“The first thing I plan on doing is graduating this coming spring. I really am hoping to continue my career here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® since I love it so much. They have great opportunities, and I want to be able to call this my actual career one day. I’ve been here for the past three years, and do not want to leave anytime soon!”
We are so excited to have several returning interns this summer and appreciate the hard work they provide. Tyler has been a great addition to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family, and we’re very happy to have him here with us another summer!
Are you looking to move your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com