Prestigious firms and government agencies seek out Graduates of the Manufacturing Engineering program (MFE).
The "CSU-MFE" Lifestyle
When people get Manufacturing Engineering degrees from Central State and higher incomes, they often move to bigger, newer homes in the suburbs with their better schools and safer neighborhoods. Most of our Central State University Manufacturing Engineering (MFE) graduates enjoy the Suburban Lifestyle, often fairly soon after graduating. Along with this lifestyle, come hard work and major contributions to society, something our students pride themselves in.
Our Manufacturing Engineering MFE graduates generally start in an engineering job paying $60,000 per year or more at a large manufacturer and later move up into management jobs paying more than $100,000 per year. Most go on for Masters or Doctoral degrees. Some become Medical Doctors. Some do engineering for the TV and movie studios and have become actors.
For instance, Shendorah Nalls, a recent MFE graduate, went to work for the Boeing Aircraft Company in St. Louis, Missouri. She started work as a manufacturing engineer in the Harpoon Cruise Missile factory. After a few years, Boeing paid for her to get a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in the evenings. When she completed her degree, Boeing promoted her to a management position in the F-18 Fighter aircraft division. She is now getting a PhD in leadership at night, for which Boeing is paying her tuition.
Recently, Boeing selected her out of 500 applicants to be an Enterprise Auditor (grooming for top management – salaries and stock options in the range of $1.2 to $2.3 million/year). She is now in a training program for that position where she audits Boeing’s manufacturing facilities worldwide. Shendorah says, “I have an advantage at Boeing because I grew up in poverty. When times get tough at Boeing, I know what to do, because I am no stranger to tough times.”
She enjoys being part of the Boeing team. Her grades were so good at Central State that she received a Boeing tuition scholarship her Junior and Senior year. She had seven job offers as a graduating Senior in MFE. She has certainly done a lot in the four years since graduating from Central State.
MFE Graduate Job Offers
Our MFE Seniors get many job offers, most at least four, from large companies like General Electric, Kraft Foods, Proctor & Gamble, Honda, Cummins Engine, and others.
One of our Seniors, Tariq Haliburton, got eight job offers last year, the highest paying $63,000 per year. He got an offer from the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan despite tens of thousands of layoffs at that firm. Tariq restored old cars as a hobby growing up in Detroit and resold them. He restored a 1980’s Impala with 22” wheels and a boom-box that could rattle every garage door on campus, (which he kept as his own.) His mother wrote thanking us for turning his life around and affecting their whole family. He is the family hero now.
He got a summer internship with Harley Davidson Motorcycles in Milwaukee through his affiliation with our department. Ultimately, he accepted his full time job offer with the Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle, where he could work with three of his MFE classmates.