Taylor Bishop '15

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Job Title: Associate Product Engineer

Employer: Nexteer Automotive
Minors: Mathematics, Physics and German
Hometown: Fostoria, Ohio

I work with automotive OEMs to design and maintain drive shafts for current and future production vehicles. They provide details about vehicles, and I take those details to determine the design of driveshaft needed for each application. I follow each program from award of business through product implementation to end of production.

Personal Attention
I chose Mount Union because I was able to play sports along with completing an engineering degree. I feel Mount Union is different than other universities because of its faculty. They take the time to get to know each student and show genuine interest in the education of all of the students. The institution also helped immensely with my financial needs.  

Internship Perspectives
I held multiple internships during my time at Mount Union. I was able to get two of these positions through connections in my hometown. The others were at MAC Trailer, obtained through the help of faculty. 

Extracurricular Involvement
I was involved with the Mount Union softball team, Baja Team, and Engineering Club. I also served as vice president of the Ultimate Frisbee Club, secretary of Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honorary, and a mathematics tutor. My extracurricular activities helped shape me into the person that I am. Through many of my extracurriculars, I learned that I enjoy helping people, and that is a great asset to have in any field. 

Keeping in Touch
I do still keep in touch with my friends from Mount Union. We get together every now and then but also meet up at every Homecoming football game. I also follow Mount Union on multiple social media platforms. 

Preparation Through Education
Mount Union has given me the great skill of time management. Between classes and sports, I always needed to be on top of homework and studying, or I would get behind. Without Mount Union, I would not be where I am at today. The education I gained has helped me earn my current position and will help me move up in my company in the future.

Taylor Bishop '15

Without Mount Union, I would not be where I am at today. The education I gained has helped me earn my current position and will help me move up in my company in the future.

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