#NDSUintern Spotlight Blog

Intern: Sifat Ibtisum

Major: Computer Science

Company:Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

Location of Internship: Fargo, ND

Internship Title: Data Analyst

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • I chose this position because it aligns with my field of interest.
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship? 
    • Since it is a health insurance company, I deal with lots of health and marketing data to analyze them and make conclusions.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has an excellent work environment.
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • Most challenging part was getting used to with the industry and work environment and, with the help of my co-workers, I was able to overcome that.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • Through my own self-guided research.
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register your internship for credit through the Internship Program?
    • It is helping me get done with my degree ASAP.
  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
    • Find the interest, learn the technologies, build the resume as per the job requirements, and keep applying. I repeat, keep applying.

By Allison Goossens
Allison Goossens Assistant Director, Internship Program Allison Goossens