The experimental and ambitious high school internship program that U-Haul pioneered in association with Brophy College Prep is about to conclude its second successful summer.
Russ Wiles, veteran business reporter for the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, paid a visit to the U-Haul corporate towers on July 28 to see what the program was all about.
Four of the 11 Brophy students to land U-Haul internships this year – Amir Khawaja, Brenner Nathan, Garrett Pedicini and Martin Rodriguez Nunez – met with Wiles, as did Executive Vice President Stuart Shoen.
Please read Wiles’ flattering piece on the U-Haul high school internship program, which includes a 90-second video featuring Shoen and the four students.
The group shed light on the program, explained how high school students are helping an industry leader thrive, offered details on some the duties being carried out and outlined a few of the reasons why each of them became involved.
Shoen expressed optimism about the future of the program and challenged fellow Phoenix-based companies to follow suit and find “real work” for high school students, who can bring an infectious energy and a new perspective to the workplace.
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