Even though it sounds a little cheesy, our mission at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville is “Moving People Forward” in our community. One way we try to move people forward is through education, because having a great education really sets our students up for success through their career. Some of the programs we support are Book’em and the PENCIL Partner program, but we also like to support Nashville college students through educational internships! To give you an inside look at our internship program, we asked our current intern Amani to tell you all about her experience so far and what she’ll be working on this semester:
Hello everyone, my name is Amani and I am proud to be the newest Spring 2016 Marketing Intern for Two Men and a Truck! I moved from Knoxville, Tennessee to attend school at Tennessee State University, where I am currently a sophomore majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Integrated Marketing. Some fun facts about me:
1. My favorite color is Tiffany blue;
2. I am an avid collector of decorative and humorous mugs;
3. I have a twin brother who also attends TSU, and he even lives in the same dorm as I do, a floor beneath me.
I plan on using my degree and my passion of community service to work for a nonprofit, specifically in the marketing department, in order to boost the awareness, donations, volunteers, or recipients.
I came across Two Men and a Truck at a career fair at TSU in the fall of 2015. Most businesses were interested in business or science majors, or upperclassmen. I was feeling discouraged when Mrs. Jenni Hargrove, Two Men’s Marketing Director, stopped me and called me to the table. We exchanged information and after an interview, I was selected to start interning on January 25, 2016.
During my internship so far, my main focus has been the Movers for Moms campaign that Two Men and a Truck spearheads in conjunction with the Safe Haven Family Shelter. I thoroughly enjoy earning the experience in cause marketing. Lately, I have been learning the skill of selling my product or idea and building business relationships by calling businesses to initiate charity partnerships. I also appreciate the experience earned outside of regular business hours. I have been invited to various meetings by Mrs. Hargrove as a means of networking and becoming familiar with other organizations around Nashville. For instance, last month I had the privilege of sitting in on a meeting for FiftyForward’s Junior Board. (FiftyForward is a place for adults 50 years of age and older to participate in activities with their peers such as exercise, games, and tutoring children.)
I am so excited to have this internship because this is a real life application of the concepts I learn about in the classroom. I am able to apply the information into real life situations, preparing me for a career in marketing. I look forward to contributing to the Movers for Moms campaign. It is an amazing cause that will help so many families, and that’s the fuel for the movement. Two Men and a Truck took a chance on me while I was young and inexperienced, and in turn has given me skills I will take with me to every classroom and career move beyond this.
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