This month we are excited to share Andrew Evans’ team member success story. Andrew began working at Burris Logistics as a truck driver at our Elkton, MD location in December, 2006. After learning about Burris’ tuition reimbursement program, Andrew decided to go back to college to pursue his business degree. Today, Andrew is a Dispatcher in the Burris Elkton transportation department.
Hear what he has to say about his six and half year journey with Burris!
When did you decide to go back to college to pursue your degree?
I always wanted to go back to college and finish my business degree in management. I decided to go back in 2009 when Burris offered the opportunity to complete my degree with their tuition reimbursement program.
What is your major and why did you choose that major?
My major is business management. I choose this major because I have always had an interest in business.
What knowledge have you gained from your education?
I have gained the knowledge in the management of different businesses including international, profit, and nonprofit. I learned about the HPWP culture and the financing of different businesses.
What advice would you give to other team members who are thinking about going back to college to pursue or finish a degree?
First, speak with your Human Resources department about the tuition reimbursement program. You should also allow plenty of extra time in your schedule to finish your degree. It is important to set goals and a timeline as well.
Why did you join the Burris team?
I joined the Burris team for the opportunity to work for a well-respected, family based company that cares for its people and continues to grow.
Why did you decide to pursue a career path in Transportation/Logistics?
I decided to pursue a career path in Transportation/Logistics because I have always had an interest in the transportation field.
What have you learned that helped you to grow?
I have learned a lot about our major accounts, including routing and processing of orders. I have also learned about the different equipment we have and the repairs made to trucks and trailers.
What advice do you have for fellow Burris team members on career opportunities here at Burris?
Burris Logistics is one of the few companies that provides opportunities to grow within the company. These opportunities even include pursuing a college degree and getting your commercial driving license through a local college.
What do you like about the positions you have held at Burris?
I like the challenges each position presented and the opportunity to learn and grow.
Feel free to add any other information you feel would help us tell your story and encourage others to take advantage of career opportunities.
I am very grateful for the opportunity Burris has provided for me to get my degree and look forward to growing in the company.
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