Featured Interns


Adam Bergstrom CBE Featured Intern

Adam Bergstrom

Major: Computer Science and Information Systems
Hometown: Austin, MN
Internship:  Jr. Software Developer Intern, Summer 2017
Employer: Open Access Technology International, Inc., Mpls.
Future:  Completing a second internship in Summer 2018, with Securian Financial in St. Paul, as an Application Developer

OATI provides software solutions tightly integrated with the data powering the North American energy infrastructure. Their solutions allow utilities to optimize their power supply management efforts.

“This internship provided me with a professional environment to grow as a developer. I worked with a variety of tools and coding languages throughout the summer. With the tools and training in new languages provided, I completed many projects; I worked on a landing page website, cross browser compatibility issues for existing products, created interfaces to display information, file import application, and web services to process XML”.

“… I also developed more experience and learned a great deal when it comes to the professional workplace. I worked with a team on site along with a development team in India. Communication was key. I learned how to work efficiently, learned how to find answers on my own…, communicate with others and become more confident in myself”.

One piece of advice I would offer fellow students is – “Outside of the coding aspect I was able to bond with coworkers by playing basketball and soccer weekly. I would highly recommend interns to get active and meet new people, make new friends. It makes the experience that much more enjoyable”.



Kelsey Klinger

Major: Business Administration - Finance
Hometown: West Saint Paul, MN
Internship #3:  Contract Specialist (Finance Intern), Summer 2017
Employer: NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Recognition:  Received JSC’s Outstanding Co-op Award
Future: Offered a full time job upon graduation (December 2017)

 NASA Johnson Space Center is the leader of human space exploration.  They offer a rotational internship experience (alternating school/work, three rotations) called the Pathways Intern Program.

My role as Student Trainee, Contract Specialist for the Orion Contract was to analyze the financial reports submitted to NASA from a partner, write new Task Orders and Modifications for the contract, and create new logs for the team to better organize changes on the contract.  This was my third internship in the Pathways Program at NASA Johnson Space Center. I rotated through different business organizations throughout the program, and was placed in The Office of Procurement (Exploration Procurement) for the summer of 2017.

“I learned that I enjoyed Procurement.”… “The key learning that came from my internship experience was how important networking is, and that it continues after your time as an intern, and I learned to believe more in my skills by applying myself on tasks I did not know I would be capable of “

“Don’t be afraid to look and apply outside of the box.  You never know what sort of opportunities will be available to you.  If you are soon to be starting, be sure to network and make connections, learn everything offered to you and more, and act as though you have the responsibility of a full-time employee, not just an intern.”



Jerrett Feyereisen

Major:  B.S. in Computer Science (Graduate Dec 2017)
Hometown:  River Falls, WI
Internship: CSIS Intern, Spring 2017
Intern Title:  Web Application Programmer
Employer:  Aladtec, River Falls, WI
Future: Offered a full time job upon graduation

Aladtec offers an online employee scheduling and workforce management system for many industries. Aladtec is ranked on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the nation for three years in a row.

The internship experience was very rewarding and allowed me to apply the knowledge and skills I have acquired in my classes as well as expand my abilities.

“…the skills I developed most in the past few months have been project management skills.  I now feel comfortable planning a project from the very beginning, breaking it down into sprintable releases, and breaking those releases down into cases for multiple developers to work on concurrently.”

Advice: "For computer science students, think of something you want to build and build it.  Don't worry about what you don't know yet, and let that project drive your learning.  Identify problems, and solve them.  Then, when you have some form of finished product, mention it on your resume and go into detail about it during your interview.  Employers want to know that you are motivated and have the capacity to solve complex problems."



Rachel Anderson

Major: Business Administration - Management
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN
Internship:  Marketing Intern, Summer 2017
Employer: Tierney Brothers Inc., St. Paul, MN
Future: Offered a full time job upon graduation in December

Tierney Brothers Inc. is an audio visual company that sells and installs technology products and services to schools, the government and other outside entities in the Midwest. Tierney is currently expanding the regions in which it is selling products to include more states outside the Midwest.

As an intern I was responsible for advancing our sales from the pending to processing stage, tracking orders for customers, and redirecting leads to the appropriate sales representatives.

“… through interning I was able to experience Corporate America in ways I never expected. I was able to see the restructuring of an executive team and how that affected the company overall. The experiences I gained are something that will affect my career forever.”  

One piece of advice I would offer fellow students is to jump at any opportunity you have! You never know where the next ‘yes’ could lead you so take a leap of faith and see where you end up!