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We host a weekly online workshop series for aviation executives, Pathways to Aviation leaders, and job-seekers to discuss career readiness, share experiences and advice, and exchange job seeking solutions. The workshops take place every Wednesday at 4:00pm PDT for one hour.


Upcoming workshops:

September 15, 2021 – Prepare for Career Fairs – RSVP

Career fairs present golden opportunities for both employers and job seekers, but frequently fall short of expectations. Attend this workshop to learn the many ways you can leverage career fairs to launch successful careers. – WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speakers: Ellen Carr of University of Dubuque, Tim Genc of Future & Active Pilot Advisors, and Joel Scekeres of


Recent workshops

Below are workshops held during the current series of career readiness workshops. Click the topic video to learn best practices and tips relating to each topic. Also featured are workshop recordings of guest speakers.

May 19, 2021 – Aviation Career Week Recap – CAREER WEEK RECORDINGS

Guest Speaker: Jon Rembold, Airports Director of Beaufort County, South Carolina – WATCH INTERVIEW.

May 26, 2021 – Career Planning Checklist

A career planning checklist keeps you organized and motivated to pursue the right jobs. In fact, we recommend a list of at least a dozen items. WATCH TIPS VIDEO.
Guest Speaker: Greg Meisinger, Pilot for American Airlines – WATCH INTERVIEW

June 2, 2021 – Job Searching Tips

Blindly or reactively applying for jobs is not recommended. The workshop discussed job searching best practices. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Hernan Posada, Research Pilot at NASA – WATCH INTERVIEW

June 9, 2021 – Resume Preparation

Writing a resume can be a challenging task. the workshop covered tips to approaching resume writing with ease and enthusiasm. WATCH TIPS VIDEO.
Guest Speaker: Joe Rajacic, Retired 747 Captain, American Airlines – WATCH INTERVIEW

June 16, 2021 – Resume Basics

When articulating your experiences, skills, and interests in a written format, it’s important to know what employers seek when reading resumes. We discussed the basic elements of the resume and how to make the most of them. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Robert Voyles, Airport Manager at Bakersfield Municipal Airport – WATCH THE INTERVIEW

June 23, 2021 – Resume Essentials

Most resumes we need have decent information, but lack appeal and details. We discussed several ways to boost the visual and informative aspects of your resume. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: John Foster, Retired Air Traffic ControllerWATCH THE INTERVIEW

June 30, 2021 – LinkedIn Profile Elements and Tips

You can expect employers to search social media to learn more about you. If you have a LinkedIn profile, you want it to be as informative as your resume, if not much more. This workshop revealed ways to make the primary sections of your LinkedIn profile impressive. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Brett Kanda – VP Sales & Marketing, BRINC Drones – WATCH INTERVIEW

July 7, 2021 – Landing an Interview without Applying

Do you wonder why employers won’t call you when you’ve applied for a job? Would you believe that you can actually secure an interview without submitting an application or presenting a resume? This workshop shared the tricks to making this happen. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Employer Spotlight – Advanced Aviation of Reno (website)WATCH THE PRESENTATION

July 14, 2021 – What’s your Why?

Sure, it’s a buzzword, but for good reason. Without knowing your Why, you may find great difficulty in landing the jobs that you want. We discussed how to create your why and ways to leverage it for your life, leadership, and career benefit. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Ryan Dittoe, Airport Planner for Sacramento County Department of Airports. WATCH THE INTERVIEW

July 21, 2021 – Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch is used in daily life but, when it comes to your career path, you want it to be appealing, compelling, and engaging. The workshop discussed tips to creating an effective elevator pitch. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Rick Gould, Flight Engineer for the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. WATCH THE INTERVIEW

July 28, 2021 – Personal Branding

It’s believed that 20% of every conversation is what is actually said, with the balance being body language and presence. The session provided tips on creating a positive image and brand of yourself, especially when communicating with others. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Employer Spotlight: Armstrong ConsultantsWATCH THE PRESENTATION

August 4, 2021 – Where to Network

Networking is an invaluable asset, but won’t deliver the results you want unless it’s strategic. The workshop revealed the many networking opportunities at your disposal and which ones work best for you and your career aspirations. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Marily Mora – Chief Aviation Strategy Officer, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – WATCH THE INTERVIEW

August 11, 2021 – The Networking Experience

Networking can be an intimidating experience for many people and can backfire if you don’t approach it the right way. We discussed gain tips from entering the room to making the initial greeting to conversation queues and many more helpful details. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Thomas Hall – Attorney, Law Offices of Thomas Hall – WATCH THE INTERVIEW

August 18, 2021 – Interview Preparation

The best way to sabotage your interview is by not being appropriately prepared. Join this workshop to discuss the many tips you should employ before beginning the job interview. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Ben Miller, Dassault Falcon Jet WATCH THE INTERVIEW

August 25, 2021 – The Job Interview

From the moment you arrive at the job interview to the moment you leave, you need to display the best version of yourself. Attend this workshop to discuss several ways to maximize the job interview experience. WATCH TIPS VIDEO
Guest Speaker: Justin Klatt – Communications Officer, Army National GuardWATCH THE INTERVIEW

September 1, 2021 – Interview Followup

How you followup the job interview may be as vital to your hiring chances as the actual job interview. This session focused on the many ways you can followup the interview. WATCH TIPS VIDEO

September 8, 2021 – Salary Negotiation

If you’re fortunate to be invited to a followup interview or offered the position, knowing about compensation will help you make the right employment decisions. This discussion covered compensation and benefits, and drilled into what to ask, when to ask, and how to understand the information provided.
Guest Panel: Brittany Medrano, Armstrong Consultants; and Courtney Pino, AssuredPartnersWATCH THE PRESENTATION

RSVPs are required to attend workshops

Watch the career Fair tips video before the September 15 workshop.

Students and job seekers may view our library of career readiness tips and past Career Conversations workshops by entering the Career Ready Portal as a candidate. Click to become career ready.

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