My name is Andrew Thompson, and I am currently Coulee Region Moving Services Sales/Management Intern. Being a full-time student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse majoring in business management, I have transitioned from a full-time mover this last summer, to an intern position this fall. The past six months at Coulee Region Moving Services has been quite the unique work adventure.
The part I have enjoyed most is having new tasks to look forward to each day that challenge you creatively and intellectually. This company was founded in 2014 by an intelligent and caring personality by the name of Colin Luz. He has created a work environment that is not only welcoming and inclusive, but fun and energetic in the office and on moves. Coulee Region Moving is an up and coming business that has been gaining ground significantly in the last couple years and has contributed to a couple key factors of why I love this job:
1. Ability To Be Creative
Being creativity is something that I have enjoyed very much in working for Colin. Although we have regular routines that are followed commonly, a lot of what I do is creative thinking for new tasks he wants me to accomplish. Market research for a new business and the creation of two work videos are a couple examples of the creativity and autonomy this position presents.
2. Real-World Experience
Gaining first hand experience of the rigorous effort it takes to start a business and helping it grow has been tremendous and challenging at the same time. It is hard for me at times to complete new tasks when there are no previous examples to follow or step by step instructions to guide me along the way. The process of a well thought out idea can be a challenge to transition into a finished piece of work when you don’t know where to start. I still have difficulties with this, but I have found approaching each new task with an open mind and a preliminary outline of objectives to accomplish within a certain time has helped me overcome this. Mapping out the process and the key objectives has given me a sense of where to start, and the finished product is always rewarding. Learning real life examples of how business operates has really excelled my learning in the classroom as well. With all that being said, let me tell you why this could be an outstanding opportunity for some of you out there as well.
Company Culture Unlike Anything Else
This is a terrific opportunity for young college males and student athletes that are looking to work with an excellent group of guys, while earning some great extra cash on the side, and helping the La Crosse community as well. This company truly prides itself on giving back to the community and immersing itself with local businesses. Summer months are great for student athletes that find it hard to make some extra cash during semesters as well. Those are the busiest times of the year and your impact can greatly benefit the community. To go along with that, this company teaches young college students such as myself some important life skills. Manual labor can be challenging work, but the team building and communication skills we learn here are essential in whatever your future holds. Skills such as these help you accelerate in your college courses, your career, and any sports team you currently represent. A dedicated team environment is essential for the success of any business or sport, especially during difficult and challenging times when team members will help and rely on each other for support and guidance.
Overall, this work experience gives you the opportunity to give back to a great community here in the Coulee Region, and that has tremendous benefits for everyone. We make many connections with businesses in the area, and many of those businesses are looking for talented hard-working individuals to fill roles after college. If what you seek is the normal 9-5 office assistant internship where you spend your days doing the same thing, this is not for you! But if you find yourself searching for an amazing opportunity to challenge yourself creatively and intellectually while learning up close what it takes to run a business, then Coulee Region Moving Services is for you! You’ll make some great extra cash while giving back to the community and learning life skills along the journey. If that sounds like you, what are you waiting for? Check us out!