Written by Rachel Christine
It’s been great to have so many interns here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® over the past few months. Everyone brings unique and creative ideas to the table, and we’re excited to introduce another team member this summer! Isaiah Petersen is a video intern with the marketing department at our Home Office in Lansing, Mich.
Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Isaiah!
What main projects have you been working on in your internship?
“The really big project I have been working on is an air brake check video. It’s a teaching video explaining how to perform safety checks on truck air brakes. The video is intended to teach new TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® drivers how to properly test the air brakes on the trucks. The steps that go into making this video – or any video – are that we first usually receive a request for the video with either a very specific or very vague topic. Once we get the topic, there needs to be a script. So we create the script, film the video, and then come back together to edit the footage. Once the video is revised, it’s sent out to the appropriate audience, which includes either staying internal for training purposes or possibly being posted to our social media for customers or other franchises.”
What is the greatest thing you have learned through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® this summer?
“A big thing I have been getting better at after starting here is time management.”
What’s a typical day in the office for you?
“A typical day at the office is never the same. We brainstorm video ideas, then we make a script. After the script, we need to film and edit it. I usually work with the video team, which includes the media production coordinator and video and animation specialist
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
“My favorite holiday is Tuesday, September 19, which is international talk like a pirate day. The reason why is because if you go to a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop and talk like a pirate on that day, you can get free doughnuts, with bonus points if you dress up like a pirate (or at least they did last year).”
“When I was younger, I really wanted to be a police officer. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to drive around and catch bad guys. Then I found out it involves a lot of paperwork and less exciting tasks like writing parking tickets, and decided to pursue other things.”
What do you recommend to an incoming intern?
“Don’t worry too much – everyone here is super cool and wants to see you succeed.”
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
“In the next two years, I hope to finish up my college education. This fall, I will be a sophomore at Compass College of Cinematic Arts. In the next four to five years, I plan on moving out to either Los Angeles or Atlanta to pursue my filmmaking career. I absolutely love making films and helping out on film sets.”
There’s another positive attitude joining the team! Isaiah is constantly helping us improve our company with his innovative ideas. We can’t wait to see what else he completes for the remainder of the summer.
Are you interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Apply online to one of our nationwide locations at careers.twomenandatruck.com.