#NDSUintern Spotlight Blog

Intern: Lucas King

Major: Marketing

Company: PepsiCo

Location of Internship: Virtual (remote)

Internship Title: Sales Management Intern

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • The culture of the company, the products they manufacture for consumers and the opportunity to learn from the company’s leadership team and work for a worldwide known company.
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    • Cross-funtional work with other interns from around the company and an intern challenge project with the opportunity for the top 10 groups to present their pitch to a group of “sharks”, which is a group of PepsiCo leadership executives.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • The ability to work with cross-functions and bring your ideas together and work together towards a similar goal, as well as learn from highly successful leadership associates from around the country, even the world.
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles?¬†
    • The fact that it is virtual. Being an intern in general is a new aspect for me, having it remote in a virtual form is also a completely new aspect for me as an employee.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • NDSU Sales Certificate Program class
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register your internship for credit through the Internship Program?
    • Not only do you gain professional experience from great companies, you get to earn credits towards your graduation. It is a win win for students.
  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
    • Don’t settle. Search hard for a company that matches your values and provides you with a great learning experience that hopefully sets you up for a great career.


By Rachel Grace
Rachel Grace