Re: Student needs advice on his career in the field of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sig
Marc and Kevin ask some very important questions. An engineering major would apply the methods differently than say someone in purchasing. Lean and Six Sigma can both be relatively generic. As someone in school, you need to decide how you want to differentiate yourself from the competition when you finally enter the marketplace, as that is where your true education will begin.
If this is something your interested in, then you should start considering where you want to work once school is complete. Is it Toyota, Danaher, Boeing, or another company which is heavy into Lean. If your interested in Six Sigma more, maybe you'll want to look at Motorola, GE, etc.
Your schooling and education you should help you get that first job after graduation. Get the right position, with the right company, and you may be afforded the opportunity to learn plenty on either subject.
On a side note, it probably wouldn't hurt to think even farther ahead and what you want to be doing 5-10 years down the road. Maybe your first position/company is training for that job somewhere in the future.