The Enterprise CarShare Brand Ambassador Internship offers a paid, part-time opportunity through which college students gain real-world marketing experience by increasing CarShare membership and usage on campus. The program began in 2010 with approximately 12 interns, and continues to grow today.
I’m Jamilah S. a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army Reserve and Management Trainee at Enterprise inHawthorne/Lawndale, CA. In January of this year, I left the Military and immediately began my journey at Enterprise. I received the warmest welcome to Enterprise’s organizational values, norms, vision, systems, symbols, beliefs, habits, and working language. Culture is all about how you perceive and receive it; it is the vehicle through which we coordinate activities and reach common goals and expectations. Enterprise handed me the keys and allowed me and my colleagues to be the drivers of our own destiny. This is the Enterprise culture.
Three years ago, if you had asked Stroudsburg, Pa., Truck Branch Manager Cat Grey what her life would look like today, she never would have guessed she’d have a career at Enterprise while preparing to compete in a national body building competition. But that’s exactly where she’s landed, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Cat started her career as an intern in 2011 while she finished up her college degree. Though she did well throughout her internship, Cat intended to pursue other career opportunities after she finished school.
Of course, rapid progress toward top-tier performance is not an unusual feat for Karsten or the teams he’s led. It’s been his stock-in-trade since joining Enterprise 15 years ago, after graduating from the University of California-Santa Barbara.
With Canada winning gold medals in men’s and women’s ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the timing could not have proved better for Enterprise Holdings’ 11th annual Tony Barone Memorial Cup.
The hockey tournament — which honors Enterprise Canada’s Assistant Vice President of Remarketing, who lost his battle with cancer in 2007 — has become a winter tradition that pits thecountry’s eight operating groups against each other as they vie for bragging rights. Additionally, the Canadian groups use the event as an opportunity to make a contribution to cancer research.
Women’s volleyball reaches its peak each winter with the NCAA® Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship game. As a former college volleyball player, Business Rental Sales Director Dana Sutton is glued to the action.
No matter who she is rooting for, the quality of the game is just as important as its outcome. “I just love watching good players play good ball,” Dana says. “It makes the game so much more exciting.”
Dana was the middle hitter on her team at Eastern Michigan University. Though the Division I Eagles never made it to an NCAA Championship game during her time there, Dana helped her team earn a spot at their conference semifinals.
Senior Account Executive Francois Jean-Baptiste graduated college in 2006, and — when he couldn’t find a job in his chosen field of accounting — took a sales position at a cell phone company.
“I realized I was surprisingly good at sales,” Francois says. “But after a few years, I wanted to find a sales job with a company that provided more opportunities for growth. A friend of mine suggested I look into Enterprise’s Management Training Program.”
Francois followed that advice and started as a Management Trainee in Lyndhurst, N.J., in early 2011. A year later, he was able to take the MQI — an exam that all MTs must pass before moving up the ranks —he passed with flying colors.
A few months later, while Francois served as the Assistant Manager in Summit, N.J., the Area Car Sales Manager came to visit him and gauge his interest in a career with Enterprise Car Sales.
You could say Brendan Keane has made a career out of delivering a little bit more than people expect.
The St. Louis native now lives and works in London, where he is Assistant Vice President of Sales for the U.K. and Ireland. But his career exceeded expectations right from the very start. In 1995, Brendan landed a job as a Car Prep at an Enterprise branch in Springfield, Mo. Initially, he viewed the job as a chance to work his way through college. But soon enough, he caught the branch manager’s eye as someone who had a knack for sales and customer satisfaction.
Once a week, Jason Brown brings a valuable bit of his professional expertise to a classroom setting — working to improve the long-term prospects for a group of at-risk eighth-graders in the process.
“I think Enterprise’s mentoring approach translates well to students,” says Jason, a Training and Development Manager in Pennsylvania. “At work, we always talk about performance, and getting the help you need to reach your potential. Sometimes all it takes is encouragement, so that’s the philosophy I use when I work with these students.”
For the past several years, Jason’s weekly tutoring sessions have put a personal face on his operating group’s long-standing support for The Nativity School of Harrisburg. This private, faith-based preparatory middle school takes a unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing both educational and support services for low-income, inner-city boys.