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%.