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REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE I I-CONNECT007 53 after every class. Then, we started and elected officers. I have a couple of classmates who are in it, and I have a lot of people on my hit list that I'm going to recruit. Goldman: Great. In fact, I believe you are the president of that chapter. So, what is this chap- ter going to be doing? O'Hair: We're working that out now, but a lot of it is getting people to understand what IPC does. Also, IPC has massive connections with industry, and college students don't have any connections with industry. I think a big thing that we can hopefully get going with the trajec- tory of the IPC Student Chapter at Sacramento State University is connecting student engi- neers with industry professionals. Goldman: So, you're hoping to get some men- toring, internship, and career opportunities? O'Hair: Yes, but even just exposure like going to a factory or job shadowing at a site to see what the company culture is like. Those are big things when you don't know any of that, which I would say most students don't. Most probably work in customer service or as a res- taurant server. Goldman: Right. And you don't see the inside of factories when you're driving around, so you don't know what goes on behind the scenes there. There is a whole world out there in every industry. O'Hair: Absolutely. Exposure is huge. That's probably the main thing that I want to start is opportunities by partnering with businesses and industry professionals to give students exposure. I also think we're planning on enter- ing some electronics or robotics competitions. Goldman: That all sounds good! Thanks so much for your time, Scott. O'Hair: You're welcome. S&T

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