#NDSUintern Spotlight: Ali Janjua

Major: Manufacture Engineering – Company: CNH Industrial  – Location of Internship: Fargo, ND – Internship Title: Manufacturing Engineer Co op

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • My goal with my degree was to end up in the automotive industry, CNHi’s core values align with mine and thats one of the biggest reasons what made me choose CNHi.
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    Assembly layout knowledge, Solution strategies, efficiency, sustainability, 3D modelling and design, Correlating independence and team work, project management, interacting and working with other companies (sub-contractors), workstation design, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) review, analyzation and updating, Lean manufacturing and 5s application, on floor ergonomics.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • My favorite part about this internship is the scope of opportunity. Everyday I step inside my workplace, it is filled with new tasks and new challenges. As an engineer it is a dream come true to be able to jump into problems, analyze them, solve them and leave them on a more efficient and sustainable end. I get to do that everyday!
  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • I would say that the biggest challenge in any setting is learning the work culture and adapting to it. Every place has its own pace, its own procedures and protocols, its own ethical lines, its own financial and moral values that one has to learn and adapt to. Even though I am past that point now but it was for sure a challenge during the transition from my last internship to this Co op
  • How did you find your internship?
    • LinkedIn
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register for credit(s) through the Internship Program offered through the Career and Advising Center?
    • Thanks to Allison Goossens and Jerry South, as an international student it would have been tough with the paperwork and the interview process without them!

  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying for an internship?
    • My advice would be to learn some skills beforehand and get a good grip on them. These skills can be Excel, CAD/CAM, welding, 3D printing etc. Have something to make yourself standout from the competition.

By Rachana Wright
Rachana Wright Graduate Assistant - Internship Program