Student Outreach

Networking 101: Find the Spark

Networking can seem intimidating, but it’s an essential part of the construction industry. By networking, you can build long-lasting relationships, discover opportunities that will help start your career, get advice from industry experts, and more! Join us to learn the dos and don’ts of networking. Also, discover the top 2 mistakes to avoid when networking and the things people value most.

Jay Gubrud (moderator)

Jay is a catalyst for performance improvement. He is a dynamic professional speaker, trainer, author and consultant who has been presenting across industries and audiences for over twenty years. His programs challenge participants to eliminate the everyday roadblocks to their success. Jay has an innate ability to relate the trials of life and business in a way that everyone can relate to … Cars and Driving!

Tanner Jensen, Galderma Aesthetics & Corrective

Tanner is Strategic Business Manager at Galderma Aesthetics & Corrective. He promotes product portfolio to a select number of high-volume, key accounts, within the region consulting on clinical best practices and business growth strategies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of St. Thomas.

Paul Kolias, Doran Companies

Paul is MCA’s Student Outreach Committee Chair and the MCA Member of the Year for 2022. He’s a respected leader with nearly 35 years of experience in preconstruction services, estimating, project management, design review, cost, and schedule analysis, construction operations. Paul is the Senior Vice President of Construction Operations at Doran Companies. In his role, Paul focuses on supporting all Doran teams in developing and implementing construction best practices that improve the delivery of projects, including safety, quality, and planning. Being a part of MCA reflects Paul’s passion for attracting young individuals into the construction industry and training them for rewarding careers.

Patrick North,

Patrick is the owner of and brings over 20 years of experience in the design and production of award-winning communications for print, web and video. With degrees in multimedia design, a love for storytelling and a remarkable ability to simplify complex challenges, Patrick offers the perfect balance of creativity and engineering. A proud father of two boys, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family.

Allie Zeman, Adolfson & Peterson Construction

For nearly 10 years, Allie has specialized in construction marketing and strategic planning. As the Marketing Manager at Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), she develops, oversees, leads and manages several marketing initiatives, including being instrumental in helping grow AP’s Duluth and healthcare market sectors. Allie has been an MCA member since 2013 and on the board for the last six years.