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Meet Intern Jake McCurrie

By Mentorship

RUNNING TOWARDS HIS FUTURE

 

Jake McCurrie is spending his summer getting real-world experience working with Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning.

An Accounting major with a business administration minor at Arkansas Tech University, Jake is headed into his senior year and after graduation in 2022 he hopes to work for a Fortune 500 company. But he might just go to work for the IRS – or in the Pentagon, if that’s a possibility.

Jake is from Russellville Arkansas, “the county seat and largest city in Pope County,” Arkansas, population of 30,971, and the home to Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas Nuclear One, Arkansas’ only nuclear power plant. He graduated from Russellville High School where he ran Cross Country. Now he runs more figures than miles and is looking forward to being in the work force after college.

Currently his job at Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning has him collecting credit transactions from Simple Swipe and Merchant Center, and updating the dispatch huddle daily, invoicing to the AHS portal – important technical work that he does efficiently.

He also registers the water heaters and other A/C equipment installed by Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning, assisting with water heater permit follow ups, then emailing customers their warranties. And he helps with auditing and invoicing.

When he’s not at work, Jake enjoys collecting things – shoes, skateboard decks, vinyl figures and old coins.

This is a young man ready to run into his future and Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning is glad to be a part of his success!

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Garrett Shares 30 Years of Entrepreneurial Experience

By Mentorship, Plumbing and Air Conditioning Dallas TX

Arkansas Tech University alumnus Brent Garrett’s career in business has provided him with a wealth of experience and wisdom.

As he set about sharing some of it with the ATU College of Business students assembled in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall on Wednesday, March 11, he recalled an encounter with Fred Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of FedEx. While seated with Smith at a leadership council, Garrett asked him what the most important job of a leader is.

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