Written by Rachel Christine
Internships through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® allow our students to receive a better understanding of the field they would like to further their career in. They develop more than just skills through the various tasks and projects they must complete throughout their time here during the summer – they also develop an understanding of their future career paths. Many interns within our company are learning they do enjoy their fields of study and are on the right track toward a career. For example, meet Jared Klann! He’s a student at Western Michigan University and his summer internship allowed him to realize the business world is the right choice for him!
Where are you from?
“I’m from Charlotte, Mich.! It’s not too far from our Home Office in Lansing.”
What’s your major and why did you choose it?
“I’m leaning toward a degree in marketing because I love the idea of collaborating with others about ways to build up a company’s name by utilizing different outlets such as advertising and social media. Having the opportunity to spread the word about something I support excites me, and would be very rewarding. I strive for the innovation and constant progression that marketing shoots for. I also like how with marketing there are no limits, and that it is encouraged to think outside the box.”
What do you love about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
“What I love most about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the people and how the company operates around its core values. I have met some of the friendliest and most genuine people while working here, and I am so blessed to be under their direction. There has never been a time where I did not feel welcomed or supported in whatever it is I was working on. I also believe the way the company operates around its core values is a major reason why it is such a success. Numerous people have told me that working here has been the highlight of their career, and I can’t help but think to myself how lucky I am to be here.”
Describe what a typical day is like in your internship?
“I usually organize designs for our daily software updates or modification requests made by franchisees and other employees of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. I also arrange meetings with other departments called joint applicant designs, or JADs. There I get my questions answered that I have regarding updates to the system. Every day I have meetings to attend to where I listen and take notes pertaining to one of the projects I’ve been assigned and show the designs I’ve been working on. For example, right now I’m working on many different potential designs for the homepage. Other times, I complete projects for infrastructure and other areas of IT. I also document and create more accurate quick estimate cubing trends, which is how the company measures for moving. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® gives us real life projects that are actually helping the company which makes me feel important here.”
What’s the greatest thing you’ve learned so far in your internship?
“I’ve learned so much, but one of the greatest things has been how everything is a balancing act here. Each department can affect each other, especially in the business world. I’ve also learned how far a simple conversation can go.”
What are you hoping to accomplish this summer?
“I’ve already accomplished so much by determining if business is the right environment for me. Before this internship, I debated business and medical occupations. However, through my time here, I’ve learned that business is exactly what I’m looking for.
What are your goals after the internship is over?
“My goals include applying to more internships and getting as much experience as I can within the field of business in order to get an idea of how other business work since I’m sure they’re all different in their own way. I would also like to graduate with honors.”
Where do you see yourself in five years?
“I really hope I’m able to stick with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® because I love it here. I also would love to move anywhere on the west coast.”
How great is it that these interns are becoming more confident in their majors through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Our company does our best to make these trainees great employees one day. We’re glad to have you on the team, Jared!
Interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Apply online at one of our nationwide locations today careers.twomenandatruck.com.