Beyond the Classroom Video Series: Shaping a Career

Beyond the Classroom Video Series: Shaping a Career

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In this month’s Beyond the Classroom, you will meet Andrew Palcan, a Project Engineer at Mechanical Inc. Palcan is a past MCAA Student Chapter member and an Architectural Engineering graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering. Palcan talks about the career opportunities that arose from his involvement with MCAA GreatFutures. He discusses some of his experiences from past MCAA events and the MCAA Student Chapter Competition.

Bryce Danielson Receives Alan O’Shea Memorial Scholarship

Bryce Danielson Receives Alan O’Shea Memorial Scholarship

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Congratulations to Bryce Danielson, one of the two recipients of the Alan O’Shea Memorial Scholarship. The Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey established the scholarships to honor the memory of Alan O’Shea, its former Executive Director, and memorialize his many contributions to the mechanical contracting industry. Bryce is a sophomore from the University of Nebraska studying Construction Management. He says, “the amount of support that the mechanical contracting industry has for students like me is what has drawn me towards a future career in this industry.”

Hunter DeJonge Receives Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship

Hunter DeJonge Receives Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship

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Congratulations to Hunter DeJonge of Alfred State College, this year’s recipient of the annual Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship. A charter member of MCAA, John W. Danforth Company, has established the scholarship to commemorate the memory of its leadership, the Reilly Family. Kevin “Duke” Reilly served as Danforth’s Chairman/CEO. Wayne, Patrick and Emmett Reilly. The scholarship symbolizes the Reillys’ many contributions to the mechanical contracting industry. He has been interning with John W. Danforth Company. Hunter says he “enjoys the company culture of continuing education. They really focus on developing employees, especially interns.”

Molly Sizemore Receives Ferguson-Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarship

Molly Sizemore Receives Ferguson-Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarship

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Molly Sizemore, a junior at Pennsylvania State University, has been awarded one of the two Ferguson – Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarships. Ferguson underwrites these scholarships, which recognize high-achieving female students working towards a degree relative to the mechanical industry. Molly is the President of the MCA of Central Pennsylvania-sponsored student chapter at Pennsylvania State University, where she studies Architectural Engineering specializing in mechanical systems. She will be interning for the second summer with MCA of Metro Washington member, Southland Industries.

University of Nebraska Awarded Student Chapter of the Year

University of Nebraska Awarded Student Chapter of the Year

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The Student Chapter of the Year Award recognizes an MCAA student chapter for outstanding achievement as an organization of students who are planning careers in the mechanical construction industry. The award recognizes exceptional achievement in governance and leadership, membership recruiting, fundraising, community involvement, and career development. University of Nebraska Student Chapter is sponsored by the MCA of Omaha. The chapter’s faculty advisor is, Vishnu Reddi, Assistant Professor of Practice with the Durham School College of Engineering. The student chapter takes a unique approach to fundraising, community service and networking opportunities with local MCA members.

Ali Brown Receives Ferguson-Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarship

Ali Brown Receives Ferguson-Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarship

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Ali Brown, a junior at the University of Nebraska has been awarded one of the two Ferguson-Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarships. Ferguson underwrites these scholarships, which recognize high-achieving female students working towards a degree relative to the mechanical industry. Ali has been a member of the MCA Omaha Student Chapter since 2017. She is earning her degree in Business Administration & Human Resources. She sees the opportunities for growth in all areas of the industry. and has been interning for MCA member, Waldinger Corporation focusing in administration, virtual design construction and accounting. Ali will continue her internship through this summer.

Beyond the Classroom – The Importance of an Internship

Beyond the Classroom – The Importance of an Internship

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In this month’s Beyond the Classroom, meet University of Missouri-Columbia graduate, Paige Theby. She has recently started as an Engineer at MCAA member, Murphy Company. As a past MCAA Student Chapter member and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering major, Paige talks about the importance of her internship and the opportunities she sees for people starting out in the industry. She shares how MCAA GreatFutures can help kickstart a career through networking and internship opportunities.