University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | Student Feedback
My Experience @UMich
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a very reputed school in any program throughout the US and would encourage students to apply to ambitious schools, since in the end what matters is one should not regret of not having applied to schools that you could possibly go to. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is the best school in the US for Automotive Engineering in any of the domains – Powertrain, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics.
Courses: The courses in offering are very diverse – a) Automotive Vehicle Systems where you have Industry Guest Lecturers giving knowledge about the domains and the future industry trends.b) Vehicle System Design – Students actually get to build an Autonomous vehicle from scratch, hands on experience and getting your hands dirty.
Research: The research labs and the projects that students get exposed to are very similar to real world problems. One thing I have realized so far that, there is a huge emphasis on Teamwork, Practical experience and conceptual knowledge be it anywhere in the US. While working on projects, internship or jobs – they expect you to have sound knowledge – inside outs of what you have learnt and how did you implement them.
Job Opportunities: The career fair is huge – Lots of Companies visiting, I would vouch that having experience is very critical in any field that you are looking for. The scenario hasn’t much changed I would say but having relevant background makes it a lot easier for you among the huge crowd competition. I base it purely from what I have seen here so far, my two years of experience helped me a great deal in securing multiple Interview Calls. But from there on its the candidate on how he/she takes it. I would not discourage people who do not have work experience since there are lots of opportunities that you would get exposed too and ultimately its all about “NETWORKING”. How do you go about knowing more people but also the right people who would help you grow through the career.
Good luck to all the students!
Hope this helps!