Written by Cheyenne Yost
Michael Harbert – Human Resources intern
Meet Michael Harbert, a human resources intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc., who started his internship in early June. I met Michael during my second week here and couldn’t help but notice how professional he is. After interviewing Michael, this is what he told me about his experience after just a few weeks into the job.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your background?
Michael: I am a recent graduate from Hope College where I played college football. I graduated with a business management degree and went to Williamston High School.
Q: What made you apply to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Michael: I was really looking for a reputable company to work for during the summer and one close to home so I could make extra money to pay off student debt and gain valuable, hands-on experience.
Q: What are your usual day-to-day tasks here at the office?
Michael: So far, my day-to-day tasks have always been varied, but a few things I’ve done so far are posting and refreshing online jobs, coordinating sales orders, and creating links and users for franchise teams. I have also done research on manual labor jobs comparing what we pay our movers and drivers to similar jobs and have researched additional information on wage deduction laws.
Q: What is your favorite TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Core Value and why?
Michael: The Grandma Rule® is my favorite Core Value. I choose The Grandma Rule® because I like the idea of treating everyone as if they were your grandmother. Always treating people with kindness and respect should come naturally for people of integrity.
Q: Who has been the best mentor or teacher for you?
Michael: Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, I would say the entire human resources department as a whole has been involved in mentoring me, especially Staffing Support Specialist Johanna Morrisett. However, each person makes a point to teach me new things and answer any questions I have.
Q: Has the internship taught you anything about your field of study?
Michael: This internship has taught me a ton about the business world and what it takes to be a continuously growing company, that nothing is as black and white as it may seem from the outside looking in, and there are always changes that need to be made and things to be improved.
Q: What are your plans after graduation?
Michael: I graduated this spring. So after the internship I will be job hunting.
Q: One goal you hope to accomplish while working here and what you hope to take away from this internship experience.
Michael: I hope through this internship I will gain more confidence in myself as a young business professional. I’m eager to gain the experience and continue growing for the future, wherever I end up.
Q: Okay, final question. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 items, what would you choose and why?
- Knife – so that I can hunt and build things
- Sleeping Bag – so I can sleep
- Radio – mostly for music but also to signal for help
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