Networking Night Expectations

The annual Aviation Networking Night receptions have become signature events for Pathways to Aviation, aiding the mission of ushering a new generation of industry workforce.

The evening represents the culmination of a series of workshops, where students learned about the aerospace industry through multiple experts and learned career planning best practices. The career tips they learned included:

  • basic job searching
  • identifying hard and soft skills
  • articulating skills via writing and speaking
  • writing resumes
  • developing their personal brand
  • conducting meaningful conversations

 

While each networking reception will be slightly different, you can expect the following at each:

  • Sign in upon arrival.
  • Grab or write a nametag.
  • Grab a program card.
  • Bring or grab a pen.
  • Listen to brief presentations at the beginning and end of the reception.
  • Participate in 7-minute conversations with students. The number of attendees will dictate the number of conversations.
  • Most of the students will have attended one to four workshops, taking place since January.
  • The majority of students will not work in the aerospace industry. This leaves the door open to hiring for any industry.
  • There will be time to visit with students and fellow professionals at the end of the networking function.
  • You may be asked for business cards.

 

The following is information you may find helpful or interesting about the Futures in Aerospace 2019 students.

School level of students:

  • College Senior - 5
  • College Junior - 0
  • College Sophomore - 4
  • College Freshman - 3
  • High School Senior - 22
  • High School Junior - 20
  • High School Sophomore - 18
  • High School Freshmen - 16
  • Middle School - 3

Note: the students represent 23 different schools.

 

Career interests (before the workshop series):

  • Accounting - 16.1%
  • Administration - 6.4%
  • Avionics - 24.1%
  • Dispatch - 3.2%
  • Engineering - 58.0%
  • Executive - 9.6%
  • Finance - 8.0%
  • Flight Attendant - 16.1%
  • Interior Specialist - 4.8%
  • Inventory - 11.2%
  • Mechanics - 46.3%
  • Management - 16.1%
  • Pilot (Fixed Wing) - 53.2%
  • Pilot (Helicopter) - 25.8%
  • Sales and Marketing - 9.6%
  • Technical - 1.6%
  • Technology - 35.4%
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems - 12.9%

Percentage of students ready to accept employment now: 69.3%.

 

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