Great careers for students interested in the mechanical, service and plumbing industry and MCAA members who want to hire them will find what and who they’re looking for at MCAA’s 2017 GreatFutures Forum (September 28-30, Indianapolis, IN).
The Educator of the Year Award, one of the highest honors awarded by the MCAA student chapter program, went to two chapter faculty advisors this year—Dr. Mostafa Khattab and Prof. Dennis Pettitt of Colorado State University, a first for the program. The award was announced at the Annual Awards Breakfast during MCAA 2017 in San Diego, CA.
With cheers and thundering applause, the University of Missouri-Columbia Student Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America learned that they won MCAA’s 2016-2017 Student Chapter Competition. The Mizzou team received $10,000, a trophy and the admiration of MCAA members.
MCAA is the “Education Association,” providing its members with lifelong education and leadership development opportunities. Members of MCAA student chapters are encouraged to consider their access to lifelong learning opportunities when choosing an employer. Take a look at MCAA’s attendee offerings at MCAA2017 in San Diego.
MCERF President Mark Rogers presented four memorial scholarships created to honor the industry leaders they are named after. The students receiving these scholarships were selected by MCAA’s Career Development Committee.
It was another great year for the Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Construction Management at the Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) student competition. CSU teams took first place in four out of seven categories, and three students earned special recognition for their individual performance.
Thank you…two simple words, too infrequently used, arresting in their power. When a company’s culture revolves around saying “thank you” to its customers and employees alike, good things just seem to follow. Thank you, Jim Mooney, for reminding us!
New school year, new start, new opportunities…do you really want to start with the same old you on the web’s greatest resume site for aspiring mechanical contractors? Not when it’s so easy to freshen your online persona.
So…you had your first job interview and it went well. The interviewer was impressed with your credentials and asked about your salary requirements, references and start date. What now? If you would like to set yourself apart from the competition, you could send a written formal thank-you note.
This could be you…Adam Crnkovich was a junior in Construction Management at the University of Nebraska when he intered at Control Services Inc. in Omaha while he studied. Let him describe the awesome advantages of an internship in the mechanical contracting industry. After graduation, Adam started his great future in the industry as a Project Manager with Ray Martin Company of Omaha.
Simply following and emphasizing these top 5 things can significantly increase your chances of being hired as an intern or full-time employee by a really outstanding MCAA contractor…but you have to meet them half way!
This is the first of a series of interviews titled, “This Could Be You,” and it could be! Hear from Kyle Borseti, a graduate of Northeastern University, about his co-op experience with J.C. Cannistraro of Boston and his participation in MCAA’s student chapter, and the beginning of his great future career. Kyle is now a Project Manager with J.C. Cannistraro.