The next Bison Spotlight is shining on Joe Early. Born in Brentwood, New Hampshire, Joe will be graduating in May 2021 and is a General Business major with focuses in Marketing and Management. On The Hill, Joe is a member of the Golf Team and the Zeta Alpha Phi Honors Society. Outside of school, you can find Joe playing golf, hanging with his friends, listening to country music, or out on a lake. A fun fact is Joe has a twin sister!
This past summer, Joe did an internship with Boise Cascade in Greenland, NH working as an Operations Intern. Joe trained doing hands-on work. This included operating a forklift to pull orders, unloading trucks, and strategically moving and managing inventory.
When asked about a typical day at work, Joe replied, “I was working in the warehouse/yard for 8-13 hours a day to maintain the $100 + million dollar operation. A normal day was managing inbound freight while also pulling custom orders for customers. He organized a lot of orders for Trex decking which is a huge seller in the summer in NH. The orders were loaded onto a truck and would be at the customers’ location within days”
Joe’s favorite part of his internship was being able to work outside and listen to music while getting his hands dirty. He had the responsibility of handling expensive inventory, which he took a lot of pride in. Joe also learned how attitudes can affect a team. “The employees that came in with a smile and a goal in mind were motivating to others. Those who came for the paycheck and the goal of getting out as soon as possible created a negative environment.”
When asked about what advice he has for others, Joe commented, “Most people look down on jobs or experiences that are “out of the office.” I learned more this summer than I’ve ever learned in a classroom. This boils down to one thing, hard work. If you work hard then everything else will come. This translates to any job, not just physical work.”
We would like to thank Joe for taking the time to talk about his experience. The CPDC wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors.