Rachel Lutsic, ’09
Project Engineer at International Automotive Components
“Central’s focus is on the success of their students,” says Rachel Lutsic, ’09. “The dedicated professors and academic resources available to students are proof that CMU wants all of their students to reach their goals.”
Rachel attended Central Michigan University as a mechanical engineering major with a minor in mathematics. During her time at CMU, Rachel served as a Leadership Safari guide and president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She credits her time in both organizations with developing her leadership skills, which prepared her for her career.
“One of the first roles I had in my career was conducting trainings and troubleshooting business system issues,” Rachel said. “With the leadership skills I developed at CMU, I was able to run the trainings efficiently and relay information to different teams in a constructive matter.”
Rachel believes her time at CMU helped to prepare her for her graduate classes, which set her apart in interviews with potential employers.
“The activities, classes and projects I did at Central were the topics employers focused on most during my job interviews,” Rachel said.
“Central provided me with so many resources that helped guide me to my career. Everything, from the talented professors to the organizations, helped shape my path toward becoming an engineer.”
When asked what she is most proud of in her career, Rachel responds that she is happy to be in a position she is passionate about.
“The part of my career I am most proud of is the fact that I love going to my job every day,” Rachel said. “My job challenges me to grow and learn every day. Without the experiences and knowledge from CMU, I don’t know if I would have found such a perfect fit.”