Name: Shay Bahner
Position: Leadership Development Program
College: The Ohio State University
Company: American Home Shield
Tell the readers a little bit about yourself.
I am a recent graduate from The Ohio State University where I studied Marketing. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I enjoy playing golf and basketball, watching sporting events, and attending concerts. I also enjoy playing Fortnite on my Xbox, watching The Office, Friends, and Game of Thrones (like a lot of other people). My favorite sports teams include: Ohio State Football and Basketball, Cincinnati Reds, and Cincinnati Bengals. I lived in Japan for five years and got to travel to many different Asian and European countries. I have even been to Australia and New Zealand! I will do any activity that involves competition (bowling, ping pong games, really any game).
Can you talk a little about your internship and your current position?
In the summer of 2017, I worked as part of the Product Team for Terminix Residential. I am now in the Leadership Development Program for American Home Shield. My current rotation is in Contractor Relations. This department is allowing me the opportunity to learn how American Home Shield manages and works with all their contractors.
What is your favorite part about living in Memphis?
TBD, I’ve only been here 2 weeks. But, my apartment is across the street from Loflin Yard, which appears to be a fun place to hang out.
What attracted you to ServiceMaster originally as an intern? What attracted you to stay?
I didn’t know anything about ServiceMaster. After working here for one summer, I knew that I really enjoyed the people and loved the environment.
The Leadership Development Program is an incredible learning opportunity that allows you to gain experience in five different departments. I think getting to learn about many different aspects of a business, while also obtaining experience in all those areas, played a huge role in why I came back. The five rotations that I get to experience include: Marking, Sales, Product, Process Improvement, and Contractor Relations.
What does a typical day look like for you?
TBD, I’ve had a lot of learning to do since I’ve started. My daily routine and work will change as I learn more and dive into different projects and responsibilities.
What was your first impression of the new building?
It is big and easy to get lost! It’s such an amazing building to work in that provides its employees with many resources to be productive.
What has been the most challenging part for you in the transition to a full-time employee?
Moving to a new city where I don’t know anybody. I am adjusting well and meeting new people every day which is great.
What is one word you would use to describe your workplace environment?