The MCA of Chicago scholarship application, with financial awards from us and select member companies, is no longer open.

Are You Hiring? 

Member companies looking to hire students for internships or future full-time positions can:        

        • Start the hiring process early. Many students land summer internships or jobs as early as September before, so don’t wait until the last minute to recruit talent.
        • Get to know the students. Attend MCA Regular Business Meeting and events with student attendance, volunteer to have students tour your company to get a hands-on look at the industry, attend a university career fair or fundraiser, and more. Contact staff@mca.org to learn how your company can get involved and meet prospective talent.
Contact MCAA Chapter Advisors directly and ask them for a student recommendation.

Are You Looking?

Are you a student looking for resources and opportunities in the Chicagoland area? Here’s how MCA of Chicago can help you:

    • Learn more the construction industry as a whole and figure out your path. Not sure why to choose the construction industry, or whether this is the right path for you?
    • Networking. A wide variety of networking events, particularly those planned by our young Emerging Leaders Section, provide an excellent opportunity to interact with and learn from people in the industry. Ask your advisor for information on the next upcoming student chapter event.
    • Hands-on education. MCA partners with our member companies to help you envision your career in the mechanical industry. You’ll learn more about what our contractors actually do by taking part in opportunities like touring Chicago high rises mid-construction, assembling sheet metal using shop tools, and more.
    • MCA of Chicago Student Scholarships. Nearly $30,000 in scholarships is awarded every year to qualified undergraduate applicants. The deadline to submit the 2019 Scholarship Awards Application has passedStay tuned for more information about our 2020 scholarships.
  • Job opportunities. Our members are constantly looking for the best talent to hire for internships and post-graduate hires. MCA events and contacts allow you to make connections, share your resume and find a job that you will love.