#NDSUintern Spotlight: Michael Leeseberg

Major: Computer Science

Company: Doosan Bobcat

Location of Internship: West Fargo, ND

Internship Title: Application Developer Co-op

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • I chose this job because I had been looking at it for quite some time and was fortunate enough to get an interview for it. After my interview, I knew the team I would be working with would be great as well as my responsibilities while on the job, so when the offer for the position came through, it was an easy, “yes.”
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    • Some of the requirements I face on the job is writing code in Oracle SQL, C#, and JavaScript for the factory line management systems as well as handling user-submitted issues from the factory to maintain work proficiency as well as employee satisfaction.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • My favorite part about my internship experience would have to be working alongside a wonderful team who show me more patience and provide me with more wisdom than I could ever have fathomed. The job is absolutely incredible overall, but the team makes it a dream job for me.
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • The most challenging part of my internship is being okay with not knowing much compared to the rest of my coworkers. I came in knowing close to nothing from what they handle and work with on a daily basis so you have to become comfortable with being wrong, asking for help, and having a drive to learn. Once you overcome that it’ll be easy to become successful.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • Through a personal connection
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register for credit(s) through the Internship Program offered through the Career and Advising Center?
    • It is beneficial to register my credits through the internship program because it allows me to receive the credits I will need to graduate.
  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
    • If I had to give advice to someone who is searching for an internship/co-op, I would tell them to don’t stop trying to get a job. You’re going to get told, “no” quite a lot if it’s stiff competition for the job, but it’ll be that one, “yes” that will make it worth while. Keep your head up, keep your connections strong, and keep the will to succeed burning alive.


By Ashley Peifer
Ashley Peifer Events and Marketing Intern