Company: Marvin Windows
Location of Internship: Fargo, North Dakota
Internship Title: Design Engineer Intern
Why did you choose the company that you work for?
They have a material science department that focuses on discovery and testing of new material. The company is one of the leading window producers in the industry.
- What were some of the requirements for your internship?
- Must be enrolled in an Engineering degree program pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
- Working knowledge of 2D and 3D Modeling software (Inventor preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.) preferred
- Design Activities: Work with engineers and designers to support product updates and/or creation of new product design concepts. Assist with building bucks and units, installation of units and testing of component design or full assembly units.
- Document Management: Provide drafting support to drawings, models and documents using 3D modeling software. Maintain print planners, create redlines and update prints according to drafting standards.
- What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
- Getting to work with a group of engineers and chemists on various projects and getting to know how they think. The exchange of ideas coming from a team of brilliant graduates to achieve a similar goal is one thing I really enjoyed.
- What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles?
- I did not have a very strong knowledge of using various power tools to build/edit different builds. The team assisted me in getting used to using all the possible power tools for various reasons to help with specific tasks.
- How did you find your internship?
Through a personal connection (faculty, family, or friends)
- Why was it beneficial for you to register for credit(s) through the Internship Program offered through the Career and Advising Center?
- This class counts as a technical elective, considering that you work in the field of study, giving you some hands-on experience.
- What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying for an internship?
- Keep looking, apply to many companies/industries, get through various interviews and practice talking with professionals in the field. This will prepare you for your upcoming work throughout your college years.