Help Support Students: Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Photo courtesy www.yankeecandlefundraising.com

October 1 – 20, 2014

In order for student organizations to continue doing great things on campus and within our community, and to expand their learning opportunities outside of the classroom, club members must rely on their own fundraising initiatives. Please consider supporting the HVAC/R Club for their annual Yankee Candle Fundraiser to help further their mission.

The HVAC/R Club is a student organization whose main goal is assisting members in their pursuit of educational and professional goals. The club promotes ideals of honesty, community service, leadership, critical thinking, and technical skills development. In addition, the club provides many opportunities for networking, skills enhancement, and life-long learning.

Forty percent (40%) of your purchase will be donated directly to the student club, which will support club-sponsored activities and professional development opportunities for AHR students. The club hopes to raise enough funds to send students to a conference to learn about new products, trends and innovations.

Shop online before October 20th:

  1. Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com.
  2. Enter Group #990068909 in the “Start Shopping” box.
  3. Make your purchase and have it shipped directly to you.

If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please contact Krystal Crowe, Student Life Coordinator at Harper Campus. The HVAC/R Club meets weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm in Room 324 at Harper Campus.

HVAC/R Club Hosts Harper Campus Dean

Mr. Potter, Dean of Harper Campus, addressed the HVAC/R Club last week to discuss the skills gap and how to succeed in gaining employment within the HVAC/R industry. Dean Potter expressed the importance of developing new skills to get jobs, promotions, and higher compensation in today’s rapidly changing HVAC/R environment. He discussed how new technology is raising the bar for success in the workplace and how important it is to stay abreast of new technology.

Dean Potter also discussed the importance of “soft skills,” which refers to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with. Dean Potter referred to these skills “as important an indicator of job performance as hard skills.” Some of the soft skills that were mentioned and need to be developed include: having a strong work ethic, maintaining a positive attitude, good communication skills, time management skills, problem solving skills, acting as a team player, self-confidence, and being able to work under pressure. Dean Potter also discussed the importance of first impressions and how you can gain or lose a job in just the first few seconds of a job interview. He also mentioned the importance of keeping a professional online presence.

The advice provided by Dean Potter was invaluable and we appreciate that he took the time to meet with us. We look forward to future discussions on campus and we encourage more students to get involved. If you are interested in joining the HVAC/R Club, we invite you to attend one of our weekly meetings held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm in Room 324 at Harper Campus.

Blog Contributor:
James Nash
President, HVAC/R Club