When I decided that I was going to start working for a local college I really didn’t know how long I would last there.
I was worried that my peers would be boring and overly serious.
I thought that I wouldn’t be able to fit in with the school culture. I worried that I wasn’t academic enough to be accepted in that kind of a social situation. Thank God, I wound up at the trade school portion of the University. I couldn’t be happier working in my position and I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. The trade school is particularly awesome because they are always looking for volunteers to sacrifice their cars and HVAC systems for the purpose of teaching the students. Because they have a large heating and cooling repair program which offers HVAC certification in less than 18 months they are always looking for HVAC systems to practice on. It’s difficult to find enough heating, cooling, and air quality control devices around the university for every future air quality control specialist to get their education. Instead, they asked the staff to allow the heating and cooling interns to perform their routine maintenance and service appointments on any sort of forced air furnace, boiler system, air purification system, or air conditioning unit. I am more than happy to let them come in and repair my HVAC system on any given day. Since I started working at the school about 5 years ago, I’ve improved my energy bills without calling a single professional HVAC technician. I love working near the HVAC certification program.