Congratulations to Jakob Cimino, one of the two recipients of the Alan P. O’Shea Memorial Scholarship. The Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey established the scholarships to honor the memory of Alan P. O’Shea, its former Executive Director, and memorialize his many contributions to the mechanical contracting industry.
Jakob, a freshman studying Construction Management, is a recent addition to the student chapter at the University of Nebraska. In the midst of the pandemic, he switched majors, universities, and came out of the gate looking for a group to help him get a foot in the door for his future career.
Luckily, the chapter was still able to hold their annual Internship Day and Jakob was the first to sign up to participate. Internship day is a special event where all of the MCA-Omaha companies offering summer internships gather around the board table and have the students come in one by one for a short interview. Not only is Jakob set to intern with MCAA member company, Control Services, this summer, but he actually already started as of December 1, 2020!
After quickly realizing he enjoyed being a part of his student chapter, Jakob explained, “I decided that I wanted to surround myself in that environment and start my career path. Once I did that, I never looked back and it has done nothing but benefit myself and help me learn to become a better person. It has helped me get into a place that I never thought that I would be in at this point in my life and now I already have my foot in the door of the mechanical industry because of it.”
MCAA and the John R. Gentille Foundation congratulate Jakob on this distinguished scholarship and thank the MCA of Omaha, Inc. for its commitment to supporting younger students keeping them invested in the mechanical contracting industry.