For Students of Engineering: Kettering University ~ Random Waves of Insight
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Saturday, March 15, 2008

For Students of Engineering: Kettering University

If you’re a fan of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME), you’ll probably enjoy hearing about Michigan’s Kettering University. "U.S. News & World Report" has published its 2008 copy of "America's Best Colleges Guide," and guess what ranking Kettering got for IME? Number One! They’re the best.

Part of the reason Kettering is doing so well and is ranked so highly has to do with its unique program. An education at Kettering entails being placed in a company from the start, as soon as you enter your freshman year. As a student, you would then rotate between the University and your co-op job every 3 months. This allows all students to build a body of practical experience, right from the get-go.

I don’t know about you, but one thing that I’ve come to find is that some educational institutions focus more on learning about the past rather than living in the present. You might go somewhere and learn from a textbook about how they did things 10 years ago, and that doesn’t always cut it when new discoveries and new techniques are constantly being made. It is especially important to stay up-to-date nowadays, what with the huge leaps and bounds information technology continues to make. Our environment has become so enhanced by technology that being even one week out of date can mean disaster in some industries. That’s why hands-on learning is so important. Thankfully, Kettering is all about professional immersion.

The internship program at Kettering is so exclusive and so distinct that there are only 13 others like it in the entire country. So if you’re a fan of industrial engineering, engineering co-op programs, hands-on learning, and gaining immediate, practical experience, then Kettering University should be right up your alley!

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