35: Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager in HVAC – Megan Schulze

Megan Schulze earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly and a Masters of Science in Management from Colorado State University Global Campus and currently works as a Project Manager at Dewberry and is an active member in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

She started out working in a nuclear plant and gained interest in the area of saving energy and also realized that every project needs a project manager. She currently specializes in heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC). As a consultant and project manager Megan spends a lot of time in the field, which she really enjoys.

Today she is really fired up about energy efficiency, saving resources and likes that she is helping the community and directly helping people every day by making them comfortable.

At the age of 22 she was let go from her job at that time and took that as a failure; her ah-ha moment was she realized that it was a failure of the company and the role she was in no longer existed. Megan also realized the power of a solid network – she was able to utilize her network to secure another position.

In college you need to take care of your self – take study breaks and exercise to re-energize your self for these challenging curriculums.

Her favorite book is “A Writers Reference” by Dianna Hacker

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