Student Activities


Hello Student Members,

My name is Ashley Keller and I'm the Student Activities Chair for the Connecticut Chapter of ASHRAE. Like you, I got involved in ASHRAE as a student member in our chapter. I've put together some information for you on posting resumes and searching for jobs on the national website, the SmartStart Program for when you are ready to upgrade to associate grade membership after graduation, and our Local Chapter Scholarship for students starting or continuing their education in a degree relating to the HVAC&R profession in the 2017-2018 academic year. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about ASHRAE, our local chapter, and anything falling under student membership. I also typically attend our monthly chapter meeting in Cromwell, CT so please be sure to say hello if you attend. Hope to see you there!

Ashley Keller
CT ASHRAE Student Activities Chair


Our 2018 Student Scholarship Application is now available! 

The Connecticut ASHRAE Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and assist in the education of men and women pursuing a career in the field of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) through its granting of scholarships. The program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice within the HVAC&R field. A total of three scholarships will be granted: one (1) $1000.00, one (1) $750.00, and one (1) $500.00.

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in a college, university or technical institute pursuing a degree relating to the HVAC&R profession  who will be continuing their education in the Fall of 2018 as well as full time senior level students enrolled in high school or technical school who will be pursuing a degree relating to the HVAC&R profession starting in Fall 2018. View the scholarship application for additional information and basic criteria for qualification for this scholarship.

The deadline for completed applications is May 4, 2018

Click to access our 2018 Student Scholarship Application (Word Doc)

Click to access our 2018 Student Scholarship Application (PDF)


ASHRAE Internship Webpage

Did you know you can look for internships and job posting on the national website? Visit the Job Board to post your resume and search for internships and job postings. For example, I tried searching for All (Job Type) Internship (Job Function) in Massachusetts and found postings for a Mechanical Engineer at a Boston Area Consulting Firm, an Electrical Engineering Intern at an Automation Solutions Provider, and so on.

Please also consider attending our monthly chapter meetings. In addition to the technical sessions it offers the opportunity to network with local professionals. This will allow you to learn more about the many HVAC&R professions in Connecticut and could potentially lead to an undergraduate internship or a career upon graduation. Remember - It's all about who you know and who knows you. 

If you should decide to post your resume to the Internship Webpage please let us know at

If you are placed in an internship program (through the ASHRAE Internship Webpage or by any other means) by a member of our CT Chapter please let us know at


The Smart Start Program

Simply put, it's the best way for ASHRAE student members to receive the many benefits of Associate grade membership after finishing college. SmartStart is a 3-year program that allows Student members to transfer to Associate grade membership at a rate that is recent-graduate friendly. The prices are:

First Year: $20
Second Year: $72
Third Year: $102

To sign up or download an application visit the Student Zone on the national website.

*Please note that the SmartStart program is only for Current ASHRAE Student Members who have been a Student Member for at least one year. 

 Click on the links below to go the Student Chapters websites. 

University of Hartford Student Chapter

University of New Haven Student Chapter


Contact  for more information

 Ashley Keller, CT Chapter Student Activities Chair










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