Path of Progress Intern Feature: Brandon Williams
As we look for interns to join our team this summer, we wanted to highlight some team members who started in that role at Harbor, and went on to start their professional careers.
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Path of Progress Intern Feature: Brandon Williams

May 5, 2022

How did your internship experience at Harbor prepare you for your professional career?

As an intern here at Harbor I was fortunate enough to work on the implementation of a new Warehouse Management System. Working on a project that is so impactful to the daily operations at Harbor I had the opportunity collaborate with several different departments to understand how each department and every individual at Harbor work together to achieve their goals. After school I was unsure on the direction I wanted to take my career, my time as Intern gave me the opportunity to explore my options for a career path and go in the direction that I found best for me. I have been with Harbor for 5 years now and they have been great about allowing individuals to take control of their career path and goals.

What was the most important thing you learned from your time interning?

As an intern I was very excited to work and collaborate with so many different people in the company. During my internship I quickly learned the importance of communication and working together as a team to achieve our goals.

What roles have you’ve held at Harbor?

-Information Technology/Logistics Intern

-Business Analyst

-Enterprise Systems Analyst

-Software Developer

What is the most important piece of advice for having a successful career at Harbor?

Be accepting and excited about change, to be a successful business you go through a lot of change and improvements over time. Harbor has grown a ton over the years, and it has been fun to be a part of the growth and work with so many people that have years of knowledge and experience. Being prepared to take on the challenges of growth will set you up for a successful career at Harbor.

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Caleb's path of progress is unique as he has held various roles and has gained knowledge along the way, which has served him well in his current role as PM Warehouse Supervisor. Q: How did you make the transition from where you started to where you are now? A: I started my career at Harbor as a utility worker, soon after that moved to order selector where I was able to be a part of a team which helped me develop the needed skills for leadership. I then moved to stocking and receiving where I was able to see more departments and how they worked together. I later moved to Inventory Control which gave me a much better understanding of the inner workings of our whole operation. Q: How long have you been with Harbor? A: 9 and a half years Q: Any advice for advancing your career at Harbor? A: Work hard, be reliable, and strive to embody the harbor values. Q: What roles have you held at Harbor? A: Utility, order selector, stocker, receiver, inventory control, and PM supervisor. Q: What do you think is the most important quality to have to get your career started at Harbor? A: Our core values are a great way to express what we are all about and if you have the motivation to grow within the company you will go a long way.
Posted on: May 5, 2022
Through Alex's years at Harbor, he has held various roles starting as a Procurement Intern and working his way up to his current role as a Logistics Manager. Q: How did you make the transition from where you started to where you are now? A: My time at Harbor started in Procurement where we worked closely with the logistics department. Over time, when permitted, I was able to sit down and job-shadow the previous logistics manager allowing me to get a better understanding of the day-to-day process and the industry. I eventually started lending a hand with projects like collecting data for analysis, communicating with carriers, and stepping in where needed. This provided the experience needed to take on the Logistics Manager role when it became available. Q: How long have you been with Harbor? A: 6.5 years Q: Any advice for advancing your career at Harbor? A: Harbor allows you the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone to try new things. Communicating with your manager about something you are interested in and want to learn more about can go a long way. Whether it’s within your current department or not, they can help you find time to explore your interests. Q: What roles have you held at Harbor? A: Procurement Intern, Replenishment Buyer, Pricing and Logistics Specialist, Northlink Logistics - Logistics Manager Q: What do you think is the most important quality to have to get your career started at Harbor? A: I believe collaboration is the most important quality to succeed at Harbor. Every day you face a new challenge that requires you to problem-solve with other departments, customers, and our vendors. Having the skill of collaborating well with others leads to improved productivity, creativity, while also building strong connections. Trust is also built through collaboration which goes a long way as you continue your journey at Harbor.