Getting Weird in I.T. Like E.T. – DriveTime 2013 Internship Series

Written by: Scott Rozell, IT intern 

As a Computer Science major at ASU, there are many different career paths that can be taken and deciding on which one is right can be a challenge. Or so I thought.

I applied for the DriveTime internship because database development classes had been the most intriguing for me. I wasn’t even sure what DriveTime was when I applied, other than a car company. I figured it would be a good start in finding where I wanted to take my career and get a taste of real world database development. After the first interview in February, I found that I loved the passion that the employees had for learning and improving as well as the overall environment of the office. Continue reading…

There’s Benefits to Working in Benefits – DriveTime 2013 Internship Series

Written by: Lisa Murr, Benefits intern 

Corporate culture at DriveTime is like the makeup of a car; the success of a smooth ride is dependent on every individual part working together. In my three short weeks at DriveTime, I have discovered first-hand the unique corporate culture that defines our team.

As a senior at Arizona State University, I was seeking an internship that would expose me to the corporate world and prepare me for my career post-graduation. Coming into this internship, I fully anticipated getting coffee and make copies all day. Instead, I have been given the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in the Benefits Department.  Continue reading…


From Fashion Advice to Retail Price – DriveTime 2013 Internship Series

Written by: Clare Collins, Retail intern 

My name is Clare Collins and I happen to be the best retail intern for 2013. I have received these high merits partially because I am the only intern and partially because I have been self-nominated.  Before I arrived at DriveTime, I was studying at the University of Southern California and interning for a fashion designer.

I love USC like I love water in Phoenix but my previous internship does not even compare to my internship at DriveTime. Here, I have learned much more than I had expected. Not only will I take all of my newly developed business skills to my future employers, but now I know how to shop for a car. Continue reading…

Recruiting Talent and Screaming in Excitement – DriveTime 2013 Internship Series

Written by: Jennifer Lee, Recruitment intern 

Hi, I’m Jennifer Lee; an intern from the recruitment department. Since the very beginning (when I applied for the internship and researched the company), I’ve known that DriveTime is the type of company that I would love to work for one day. The application process was simple somebody would always be in contact with me through email or phone with a friendly and patient response. My interviewers made me feel comfortable and welcomed through my interview and once I received the call that I made it in, I couldn’t help but scream in excitement.

For almost the whole first week of the internship, we were told what kind of company DriveTime is. Continue reading…


Time to “Look Under the Hood” of DriveTime

Its official, DriveTime is starting a blog! Now, I know what you all are thinking, “A corporate blog? Boring!” But hit the brakes before you jump to conclusions, you have it all wrong.

We are giving you the green light to “Look Under the Hood” and hear the ins and outs of the car industry. We are excited to share more about our company as well as hear your feedback. “Look Under the Hood” is different from your usual blog because our authors are our very own employees.  You will have the chance to read different points of view and writing styles each week from our corporate and dealership employees. Continue reading…