- Nathan Lorah ’16
- Hometown: East Liverpool, Ohio
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
I learned how to take initiative as a leader as I worked with a group of my peers to write a detailed report on constructing a windmill. Constructing the windmill and watching it work to produce energy was a rewarding experience.
Mechanical Engineering Communication Skills
Historically, engineering programs have prioritized technical skills over communication skills, but today, the engineering profession is calling for future engineers who are well-rounded college graduates. The demand for engineers with strong written and oral communication skills is high and there is no doubt that graduates of programs who achieve such competencies are better prepared for professional success.
According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, recent survey results indicate that both society members and non-members in engineering-related positions believe communication skills are crucial for success in the field. Business writing, technical writing, public speaking and presentation preparation are necessary talents as engineers work in and among more varied groups.
With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, Mount Union is uniquely positioned to offer its students the best of both worlds – the technical know-how developed through classroom learning and hands-on experience and strong communication skills that will meet the demands of today’s employers. They are truly prepared to communicate effectively with customers, clients, project partners and other stakeholders, giving them a professional edge upon graduation.
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