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hot.pocketWent to school for mech engineering as well.
Focus on classes that include CAD programs, materials / composites and general design courses. Most of this you'll encounter in the curriculum as is.
While the schooling portion is important, the big thing for getting into the ski industry is knowing someone / getting your foot in the door as it's a very small industry. Interning at local ski factories or shops with grinding equipment will go a long way. Do research on http://www.skibuilders.com so you're not going in completely blind.
Just a heads up, it's a really tough industry to secure a job in that will turn into a career.
ezavThanks for the input guys. Im pretty blown that its so difficult to pursue, especially for someone with minimal experience that lives in mideast Md. I guess I'll just let time do its thing and see what leads to what
SklarThat's a bad attitude. If you want it to happen, make it happen. No one is going to hand you your dreams.
stormtrooperWhere are you going to school? Best way to get into the industry as an engineer will be interning, I would also also suggest looking a way from skis, and more towards helmets, goggles, and other products within the industry. As was mentioned earlier, really focus in on CAD and other design classes. If your an engineer who can create products, as well as complete realistic renderings, you can bring a load of value to any company.