Perhaps you should look to apprentice at a racing team to get hands on experience with chassis engineering. I suspect that's a very specialized field and I don't think your typical Mech-E curriculum covers what you would need to jump right into a role like that. Also, I'm guessing there are far fewer chassis engineering jobs in the large OEMs compared to manufacturing positions.Perpetuus wrote:Gary, what advice do you have for a soon-to-be Mechanical Engineer interested in a job in automobile engineering (especially chassis engineering)? I have no problem finding a job at Honda or other car companies, but all of them are automotive manufacturing jobs, where everything has already been designed and engineered beforehand. Having worked three months in manufacturing, I have to say that I hate working in a factory. What are some of the things that I can do to prep myself for an automobile engineering job, and where are some great places to start looking?
Perhaps continue your education pursuing an Automotive Engineering masters degree?