Right now I am at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo California. We are ranked very high for public undergrad schools in the Engineering feild. I am studying Mechanical Engineering, and hope to get into the racing field once I graduate. I will most likely go back to Grad school after some time in industry. I hope to have my company pay for my Grad school cause it will be very expensive.
After Grad school I hope to get a job with an F1 team for a few years in their engine program. Once I get tired of being in Europe and traveling around, I will probably come back to the States and get a job with a manufacturer out her designing engines and engine subsystems.
If I do fulfill my goal of working with F1 I don't think I will have too much difficulty working for a german manufacturer. I do not have much desire to work for an American company, I will settle for Japanese, but would much rather be picked up by German (of course my top choice is BMW)
So that will bring me about to retirement. If all goes according to plan (I am on track right now and already have many connections for being a first year at college) I should be looking to retire around 40 or so. I don't think I could spend my life doing anything more exciting.