Career Research Project

Logan Swartzendruber
Mechanical Engineer

Professional Requirements

-assessing project requirements
-agreeing budgets, timescale, and specifications with clients and managers
-liaising with suppliers
-problem solving
-undertaking relevant research
-producing and implementing design and test procedures
-measuring performance of mechanical components, devices and engines
-testing, evaluating, modifying and re-testing products
-writing reports and documentation
-providing technical advice
-analyzing and interpreting data.

Education Requirements

-Bachelors Degree
-Graduate Degree


          Milwaukee School of Engineering is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  To get into the school you need to have a 3.5 GPA or higher.  The classes needed to get into the college is four years in math and English and two years in science.  You also need to get a 24 or higher on the ACT.  The tuition and fees to get into the school for on campus is $44,801.
         The three most popular majors at MSOE is Engineering, Business, and Engineering Technologies.  The average age on campus is 22 years old.  There at MSOE freshman are permitted to have a car.  There is Co-Ed housing on campus and is 90 miles from Chicago.  The size of the school is a medium size.


          Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
-Vince Lombardi

         This quote is important in my life now because I know that in order to be successful in anything you need to work hard to get there.  This will help me in the future because if I become an engineer, you need to work hard to come up with the ideas and designs of your machine.

Role Model

          My role model is Peyton Manning.  Even though I have never meet him in real life he still serves as my role model.  Currently he plays quarter back for the Denver Broncos and used to play for the Indianapolis Colts.  He went to college at the University of Tennessee.
         He is influential in my life because in his rookie season he did really bad.  He threw the most interceptions by a quarter back in one season than anyone else.  Even though is he did bad he didn't give up and kept on playing.  Now he is an automatic Hall of Famer and one of the best quarter backs to ever play the game.  Except from never giving up, he donated a lot of money to a children's hospital in Indianapolis, that is named after him.

Quotation Sandwich
         The mean salary for a m bechanical engineer has increased in the past ten years.  In the article, "Mechanical Engineer: Salary" by US News, it talks about the salary of a mechanical engineer.  In the article it says, "mechanical engineers earned a median salary of $80,580 in 2012" (US News 1).  This is important because in the article it also shows a graph with the mean salaries of 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012.  The mean salary of a mechanical engineer in 2004 was $65,440, so the mean salary has increased a total of $15,120 in just ten years.  If the jobs are still in demand the salary will keep on increasing.  This is important for me because by the time I am able to get a job the mean salary will be even higher then it is now.

Works Cited

Edleson, Harriet. "Mechanical Engineer: Salary." Mechanical
         Engineer Salary Information
. US News and World Report LP,
         2014. Web. 23 May 2014.
"Hard Work Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, 2001. Web. 23 May 2014.
"Milwaukee School of Engineering - MSOE." College Board. N.p., n.d.
         Web. 23 May 2014. <

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