Written by Cheyenne Yost
Jay Burzych – Finance
Jay Burzych is one of the finance interns here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® / INTERNATIONAL, Inc., and he’s also a fellow Spartan! When I first met Jay in the office, my first impression was that he was funny and was always cracking a joke. Jay definitely has the right mentality of working hard while having fun. Here is what Jay had to say about being an intern.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your background?
Jay: I grew up in Okemos, Mich., and I’m now a finance major at Michigan State University, with aspirations of working in the banking sector after school. I played water polo, golf, and basketball in high school. In my free time I enjoy playing the guitar and saxophone, going up north to Lake Charlevoix with friends and family, and playing golf with my buddies.
Q: What made you apply at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Jay: Nobody else wanted to hire a freshman. I actually came here when I was younger and job shadowed the CFO Jeff Wesley for a day. He set me up in meetings with different people all day and I really got a good vibe from everybody who worked here. When I discovered the company is in total growth mode right now, I thought it would be a very interesting and dynamic place to work this summer.
Q: What are your usual day-to-day tasks here at the office?
Jay: Working with the procurement and logistics project team, I wouldn’t really say I have a set list of day-to-day tasks. My main project this summer will be projecting future growth and capital needs for all of the franchises when they visit Lansing for the annual Truck Expo in September.
Q: After looking at our core values on the website, what is your favorite TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Core Value and why?
Jay: My favorite Core Value has to be Care. I am a total people person and always think about what’s best for other people. Being surrounded by people who also care about the genuine wellbeing of others is refreshing and fun!
Q: What are your interests or hobbies?
Jay: There are not many better feelings than the cold splash of water engulfing my body. Whether it’s swimming in a pool or water skiing up north, I love being in the water. I am also a huge golfer and love getting away from everything and walking a quick nine or 18 holes with friends.
Q: Who has been the best mentor or teacher for you?
Jay: If I was being honest, then I would say my dad, but I feel like using a parent for this question is cliché. One of my dad’s close friends, Dave Campbell, has been a big part of my life. He has taught me a lot about business and life in general. I am certain wherever I end up, he will have helped me open that door.
Q: Has your internship taught you anything about your field of study?
Jay: Definitely. One particular aspect I like about this internship is that I have gotten exposure to so many different things. I have learned so much about business practices in general. Rather than only taking a finance mindset into a meeting, I am now able to analyze where each participant is coming from and why they might be thinking a certain way.
Q: What are your plans after graduation?
Jay: Well according to the statisticians, 50% of my generation’s eventual professions have not even been created yet, so I guess I will just have to see what is happening in a couple more years.
Q: Okay, final question. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 items, what would you choose and why?
Jay: If I was stuck on an island, the three things I would want would be a water filter so that I could drink the water, a slingshot so that I could kill things to eat, and a Gameboy Advance because its battery lasts forever.
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