#NDSUintern Spotlight

Intern: William Rupnow

Major: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Company: Doosan Bobcat

Location of Internship: Wahpeton, ND

Internship Title: Design Engineer Co-op

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • I was familiar with their equipment, and I couldn’t pass up such a great offer to work for a great company.
  • What were some of the job requirements for your internship?
    • There were not any requirements, but I was interviewed based on the fact that I had several jobs in the past. They really valued my great hands on experience.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • My favorite part, is how much they allow me to do. I have several projects that I am in charge of, and get to see through to the finish product.
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship experience? How did you overcome these obstacles?
    • The most challenging part, was being introduced to things that were foreign to me. I  overcame this by the help of my supervisors. They were always very helpful, and I made sure to pay close attention to all of the small details they gave.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • Through an NDSU Career Fair
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register for credit(s) through the Internship Program offered through the Career Center?
    • It was beneficial, because I gained credit that I can use towards graduation just by going to work. Also, all the experiences I have gained through this internship will help me in the future.
  • What advice would you give to a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
    • You need to put yourself out there. Being a student at NDSU provides you with a lot of opportunities to excel in your field. Make sure to take advantage of what they have to offer, and do not be afraid to put yourself out there.


By Courtney O'Hotto
Courtney O'Hotto Graduate Assistant Courtney O