#NDSUintern Spotlight: Rachel Torgerson

Major: Electrical Engineering

Company: Westwood PS

Location of Internship: Minnetonka, MN

Internship Title: Electrical Engineering intern

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • I thought it would be interesting to work for a reusable energy company.
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    • CAD knowledge is a big one for this internship, nothing crazy just basic knowledge.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • The people, they are really kind and explain the job amazingly well.
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • The large amount of knowledge thrown at you, note taking has helped a lot.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • Through your own self-guided research
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register for credit(s) through the Internship Program offered through the Career and Advising Center?
    • It will help me with credit load down the road.
  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying for an internship?
    • You won’t get every internship you want, keep trying, what you do get will be worth it.


By Ashley Peifer
Ashley Peifer Events and Marketing Intern Ashley Peifer