Written by Rachel Christine
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers several young professionals the experience to understand how a business operates through internships at our corporate office and many local franchise locations. Today, we’re introducing Victoria Basinski, who is an intern with the human resources department at the Columbus, Ohio franchise. Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Victoria!
Tell me a little about yourself.
“I’m from the Cleveland area and will be a senior this fall at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. My major is in supply chain management with a minor in communications. I chose my major because I love learning about the different processes that a company goes through in order to get a finished product or service. I recently added a minor in communications because I’ve learned that I love the human resources field as well. With human resources, I feel like I’m making a difference within a company and also for my co-workers. I have especially grown even more passionate about it this summer after working here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. In my free time, I love spending time outside and practicing yoga.”
What interested you about the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® internship program?
“I was very interested in all of the different core values put in place to ensure a successful and pleasant work environment. Once I saw The Grandma Rule®, I knew this was a place I wanted to work for and represent. Another core value is integrity, and our General Manager Steve Barton is the epitome of a man with integrity. He sits down with all of the new hires and talks to them about his real-life experiences in order to help guide them and show them he cares about them and their experience here as a mover. Our franchise is also always giving back to the community. For example, for the month of May we were collecting items for mothers in need through our Movers for Moms® program. Every day I walk into work, I know my coworkers are there to greet me and support me throughout the day.”
What are some of your main focuses during your internship?
“The main focuses of my job are related to hiring and recruiting new employees. I present weekly orientation classes, hold first interviews for perspective hires, and do daily tasks to recruit for our company. These are very crucial tasks that are important for the day-to-day success of our company. My daily tasks of recruiting include processing applications from prospective employees and reaching out to them via phone call in order to set up interviews. I also do recruiting out of the office by advertising different ways that we are hiring.”
What is the most important thing to you that you’ve learned so far through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
“I have learned so many things this summer, but one thing that really stands out to me is that every individual has a story. When you’re working in human resources, you really need to take a step back and listen. I have seen managers stop whatever they were doing to listen to an employee and truly help them in any way they can. It has been so great to work with people that truly care about their employees.”
What do you recommend to an incoming intern?
“For a new intern, I would recommend asking questions and working hard at everything you are doing. It is very important you do your best and also try new things, as getting out of your comfort zone helps you learn.”
What’s next for you after the internship?
“After my internship, I am heading back to school to finish my senior year at Bowling Green State University. For my senior year, I want to continue to work hard and enjoy my last two semesters. I’m involved in quite a bit on campus, including being a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority on campus, and participating in Bikes for Tikes for Children’s Miracle Hospital for two years. I plan to make this my third year of biking 180 miles in three days to support Miracle Children all over the country. This organization is very important to me, and I want to help it succeed in any way that I can. My plans for after graduation include taking the LSAT and preparing for law school.”
We are excited to have Victoria helping one of our franchise locations this summer! Her positive attitude and drive to achieve her goals make us a better team. Thanks again for all of your hard work, Victoria!
Don’t forget we have new, nationwide opportunities opening daily! Apply today at careers.twomenandatruck.com.