If you want to work in the automotive industry, attending Kettering University is a great way to break in, according to an article in the December 2014 issue of Automobile Magazine.
In an article entitled, ‘So you want to break into the automotive industry,’ Kettering University was one of five universities from around the country featured. Kettering was noted for its reputation for producing engineers in the auto industry. Mike Hurley ‘95, who currently works was a General Motors vehicle dynamics engineering, was quoted in the story about his Kettering experience.
“By the time I graduated, I’d already spent two-and-a-half years in the work environment, so I was better prepared than students who came from more conventional schools,” Hurley said.
Another graduate, Raj Nair ‘87, was also quoted in the article. Nair, who is currently group vice president, global product development for Ford, discussed the importance of finding the right program.
“When you can find a program that has courses specifically tailored to automotive engineering -- for example, suspension design or powertrain controls -- it gives you a big advantage,” Nair said.
The article appears on pages 18-20 in the December issue.