#NDSUintern Spotlight: Jack Radtke

Major: Manufacturing Engineering

Company: Doosan Bobcat

Location of Internship: Gwinner, ND

Internship Title: Manufacturing Engineering Co-op

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
  • Doosan Bobcat is a very reputable company in our area, and I knew it would give me an opportunity to get valuable hands on experience in my field of study. Also, working at a company where they produce machines that I’ve seen my entire life that are known for their durability and quality was an opportunity that was hard to pass up.
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    • Some of the tasks that were required for me in this position were, working on the implementation of new products, as well as the support work for those project. Attending daily meetings for mini-excavators as well as working with welders on the floor to overcome issues.

  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • Being able to see the launch of the E60R model of mini- excavators. From getting the fixture in, training in welders on how to use it, and working with the many different departments such as quality, tooling, and other engineers to see the start of production.

  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • The most challenging part of my internship is getting the welders and operators on the floor to attempt and try new ways of doing things.

  • 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 and Advising Center?
    • I was able to keep my full-time student status and did not have to start paying back my student loans.

  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying for an internship?
    • Do your research on what companies will be at the career fair. Decide which companies you would want to apply at, and research these companies. Show them you have done your homework about them and the positions they have available. Let them know why you would be a good fit to fill their open position.


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