Do you know what an industrial engineer is, or what they do? I didn’t until today. Industrial Engineers work to make businesses more efficient.They will look at how something is made and find ways to make production more efficient. An industrial engineer might also work to figure out a way to shorten a line at an amusement park or how to make a more efficient automobile. An industrial engineer can also be known as an operations manager or a systems engineer.
If I were looking at a new career these days I might consider becoming an industrial engineer. It sounds like it could be a very interesting job! I like the idea of looking at systems and companies and finding ways to make them work better. A bachelors degree is required to become an industrial engineer and one place I would consider for my education would be Kettering University.
Kettering University has an innovative Co-op program in industrial engineering. Kettering places students with companies right from the start, giving the student valuable real world experience to go along with their classroom education. Beginning as freshman, the students rotate between school and their co-op job and gain practical experience.
Another good reason to choose Kettering would be that US News and World Report has ranked Kettering University as “the #1 University in the nation for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering” in its annual “America’s Best Colleges Guide for 2008”.
But, for the time being I am going to have to stay a mom and a blogger. As interesting as Kettering’s engineering co-op programs sound, I’m not ready to go back to school just yet. Plus I think my husband would miss me!