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Anthony V.

Human Resources Intern

As an H.R. Intern, Anthony (Tony) Victorino is involved with the Talent Acquisition Veteran Initiative. In his work, he’s learned a lot about military culture and how it can translate to the workplace. The best thing about interning for UPS, according to Tony, is how many people he’s met who are willing to help with his professional development.

UPSer Anthony V.

"I’ve learned a lot about military culture and how veterans transition to the workplace, which is something I would have never known."

Q&A with Anthony

What attracted you to UPS?

I go to Utah State, and we had some recruiters come visit. We had a dinner with them and they presented to us about UPS. We also got to go to a facility tour in Salt Lake, which is super cool, and it felt like a really comfortable culture that I fit with. That’s what attracted me the most out of the different companies at the recruiting event.

At a high level, can you tell us about your internship role?

I'm working in veteran talent acquisition. I help attract veteran talent and then hopefully hire them. It has been a lot of fun. I’ve been mostly working on strategy, and we’ve been building it from the ground up.

What has your internship/co-op given you the opportunity to learn so far?

I’ve learned a lot about military culture and how veterans transition to the workplace, which is something I would have never known. I knew a little bit about talent acquisition from my classes, but not a whole lot in general. To be able to work and create strategies to attract talent, I've learned how to think through it a new way. That's probably the biggest thing I've learned is how to create a strategy all the way through—from getting somebody who wants to work for UPS to them applying and then getting them through the interview to a point where you're hiring them. The specific thing I’ve been doing is making a guide for all the recruiters in the company about how to hire, recruit, and retain veteran talent.

Share some tips for making the most of your UPS internship, such as networking with other interns and learning about the company's culture.

I would encourage all future interns to get out of their comfort zone and network with other UPSers. The thought of networking was intimidating to me and the beginning of my internship but as I have met other UPSers and talked to them, networking has become a highlight of my internship experience.

What do you enjoy the most about UPS’s company culture?

I love how willing everyone is to help. Many times during my internship I have asked for help from someone I had not previously met, and everyone has always gone above and beyond to get me what I needed.

In what ways has your work felt meaningful thus far in your internship?

Previously UPS did not have a veteran talent acquisition team, so I have been able to help my manager establish veteran recruiting processes here at UPS. I know that everything I am doing is helping my manager and future members of the team recruit and hire more veterans and that is really cool.

What are your career goals? How do you feel your internship will positively impact your career goals?

My primary career goal is to enjoy my work and help make a positive impact in other peoples lives. My internship has given me a glimpse into how I can do that in almost any role and it makes me really excited to start work after I graduate.

What separates UPS's internship program from the other internship opportunities you looked into?

I have had the opportunity to network with and get to know top leaders at UPS. I know many classmates who are all over the country with many different companies that have no chance of meeting with the kinds of decision makers I have been able to meet here at UPS. Many companies like to say they have an open-door policy but that really is true at UPS. Being able to do impactful work and vastly expand my network is something I would have a hard time finding anywhere else.

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