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Month of Dubuque Aviation

Month of Dubuque Aviation

April 6, 2021

This time of year finds the University of Dubuque gearing up for its annual Aviation Career Days. It’s an exciting time, as students are preparing for mock interviews with industry officials, participating in meaningful career conversations, and securing internships and full-time employment.

UD’s Aviation program is in amazing hands. Here’s an overview of the program:
Aviation Management: 49 students
Flight Operations: 286 students

Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management
There are many other opportunities in aviation. After all, aviation businesses have to be managed just like other firms. Aviation Management majors study basic business management courses, such as accounting, economics, organization, and marketing. They focus on operations at the airlines and other businesses that serve the nation’s airports. They learn to manage crucial maintenance and safety programs. They learn everything needed to be successful with an airline, a management firm, marketing firm, or other kinds of companies associated with the aviation industry.

Bachelor’s Degree in Flight Operations
Students who are serious about flying choose the Flight Operations major. They graduate with a commercial pilot’s license and multi-engine rating. They gain a strong background in safety practices, crew resource training, aviation law, flight operations, human factors, as well as aerodynamics and meteorology. They also take courses in Corporate Aviation, FBO Management or Airline Management. The FAA has granted UD a Letter of Authorization, (LOA), to provide qualified graduates eligibility for the Restricted ATP to begin their airline career with 1,000 hours of flight time, versus the normal 1,500 hour requirement necessary from many other flight programs.

Mock interview are conducted for Aviation students enrolled in Senior Seminar (400 level course, mostly seniors) as well the Career Development Beyond College (200 level course, must be at least sophomore standing). The Senior Seminar students participate in mock interviews the weeks April 5 and April 12. The students in the Professional Development course will participate the weeks of April 19 and April 26.

We’re proud to be partnering with UD’s Department of Aviation and actively participating in its mock interview program.

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