For me, Genius Garage served as a ‘multi-tool’ in the hunt for my career. While working on cars and airplanes is enjoyable and exciting on its own, being a part of an organization like this can help your resume make it to the top of the stack.
Now more than ever, companies expect their candidates to have real-world experience. While I was fortunate enough to complete multiple co-op rotations before graduation, other students might only get one shot to outshine the competition. When speaking with a recruiter or hiring manager, I know that Genius Garage was something that made me unique. Good grades and co-op experiences were expected; building a Sopwith camel was not.
Simply put, if your goal is to have your dream companies fight over you, building jets and race cars is a fun way to achieve it.