ASHRAE Journal - October 2021 - HR12

Q&A with MARK JIRAK
ASHRAE REUBEN TRANE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT, 2017-2018
Q: What is your current position?
A: I am a Regional Manager of HVAC air distribution at
CaptiveAire in Minnesota.
Q: How did you fi nd out about ASHRAE?
A: I fi rst learned about ASHRAE in my freshman year
of college when a student branch member came into
my ME101 class at Minnesota State University Mankato
and discussed it.
Q: How did becoming an ASHRAE student member
impact your education and career?
A: Becoming a student member helped set me apart from
my fellow students and gave me a glimpse of what the
HVAC&R industry is like. I realized just how large the
industry is and how much potential there is to fi nd a career
doing something that I truly enjoy. I believe that being
involved with ASHRAE in college helped me achieve my
current position. I use various ASHRAE standards and
handbooks every day in my work, so having early exposure
to them helped with securing my position at CaptiveAire.
Q: What did it mean to you to receive the Reuben Trane
Scholarship?
A: Receiving the Reuben Trane scholarship meant that I
could work less and focus more on learning and being
involved with school. As we all know, college is very expensive
and often students will need to have part-time jobs to
make ends meet, so what receiving this scholarship did for
me was give me a chance to
focus on school more and make
sure I was fully understanding
and learning, and not worry
about working part time to make
ends meet.
Q: Are you currently serving
on any ASHRAE committees?
A: Yes, I have been involved with
the MN Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) group for
three years, and I am currently co-chair.
Q: What would you say to a student starting their
education in the HVAC&R industry?
A: Get involved early! Attend ASHRAE meetings at your
school and run for leadership positions to be even more
involved. As anyone would tell you, internships are very
important and can teach you a lot, but more specifi cally
try to fi nd a company that will allow you to get a summer
of hands-on fi eld experience. I worked a summer (between
my freshman and sophomore year) for a mechanical
contracting fi rm and got to work with both the plumbing
and HVAC crews to learn more about what happens in the
fi eld when HVAC&R systems get installed. This experience
was invaluable for my subsequent internships and even my
current career.
Q&A
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HR 12
IT IS VERY GRATIFYING TO SEE THAT ASHRAE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE MAKING A
POSITIVE IMPACT. CURRENTLY THERE ARE FIVE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS THAT
INCLUDE AN INTERNSHIP TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF STUDENTS LIKE YOU.
-Thomas E Watson, ASHRAE Presidential Member; 2021-22 ASHRAE Foundation Chair
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2020-21 ASHRAE Investor Honor Roll
October 2021

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