Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tim Wilson

Dr. WilsonDr. Tim Wilson is the chair person of the Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Department at the Daytona Beach campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

1. Can you tell us about your background and what motivated you to come to Embry-Riddle?

I grew up in rural middle Tennessee. My home town, Centerville, Tennessee, is the only incorporated town in all of Hickman County. When I was growing up, Centerville had a population of 2500 people; Hickman County, 12,500. I was able to get into MIT but didn’t succeed the first time, so I dropped out and tried to make a living as a performing musician for a few years. I supported myself in a number of interesting jobs, including typesetting and delivering radioactive pharmaceutical. No, I don’t glow in the dark. Seeing people younger than me who had graduated college and were now my boss motivated me to get my rear back into school, and MIT was gracious enough to let me back in for a second chance.

While I had pretty much been a physics major in the first go-around; when I went back, I wanted to study electrical engineering (EE) because I had been playing synthesizers (and other keyboards) as a musician. I was successful beyond my imaginings on that second time around and got straight ‘A’s except one ‘B’ in a complex variables math class. Plus, I got to work at MIT’s Experimental Music Studio doing undergraduate research (via their UROP, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, the equivalent of our Ignite! program). I ended up going to graduate school, working at the Research Lab for Electronics in the Speech Recognition Group for my master’s degree, and then in the Auditory Research Group for my doctorate. For the master’s degree, I modeled how the firings of the auditory nerve work, and for my doctorate, I investigated a model of the mammalian inner ear to try to understand whether prior observations of the change in stiffness along the inner ear’s length could account for the frequency selectivity of our hearing.

I got a position at the University of Memphis after finishing my doctorate in 1994, stayed there for 6.5 years, and was looking to move starting fall 2000. I ended up at ERAU serendipitously. My mom lived in Daytona Beach and was in poor health, so we wanted to relocate closer to her. I looked online (this was spring 2000, so online position listings were still somewhat new) at an IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) jobs site, and there was a listing for someone to teach electrical engineering courses for the BS in Computer Engineering program. That one year visiting appointment turned into a tenure-track position, followed by tenure, then promotion to full professor eventually.

I served as Vice-Speaker of the Daytona Beach Faculty in academic year 2006-2007 and then was elected Speaker for the two-year term in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. I was appointed chair of the newly formed Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering starting in January 2010. The department was formed by merging the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering with the Department of Computer and Software Engineering.

In addition to my ERAU duties, I serve on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, the DiscoverE (formerly known as the National Engineers Week Foundation) Diversity Council, and the American Society for Engineering Education‘s Diversity Committee. Seeing that engineering education and employment reflect the diversity in American society is a passion of mine.

2. As the Department Chair, can you tell us some of the highlights of the Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Department?

Sometimes people wonder what all the areas of our department have in common — we have undergraduate degrees in computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, and computer science — but it’s really pretty straightforward: they all deal with common technologies that are by-and-large invisible. You can’t see the electrons moving in wires; the transistors in modern computing devices are incredibly tiny; we communicate over invisible radio frequencies. A computer program may be visible text, but it often translates into incredibly fast electrical signals representing the ones and zeros of binary logic, and large software programs, like large systems of any type, have an organizational and implementational framework that’s pretty much just an organized collection of concepts. So whether we’re dealing with the basic units of electricity or the structure of complex systems, we’re still dealing with stuff that’s largely invisible. All those are quite distinct from the structures that make up an aircraft or spacecraft or the motions of those through the atmosphere or space, but the aircraft and the spacecraft both depend on the invisible electronics, radio, software, and systems engineering to get up and get back down safely.

But even though the engineering domains deal with “invisible” stuff, we pride ourselves on giving students hands-on opportunities from the get-go. We want our programs to take students to better and better approximations to engineering as it’s practiced in industry, so we move from simple team-based projects in EGR 101 through coursework involving individual and team projects, until the two-semester multidisciplinary capstone course.

We like to think that we graduate engineers, not graduates with engineering degrees. One of our Industry Advisory Board members once told me that he liked hiring our graduates because they were used to working like engineers when they graduated. That made me really proud.

3. What skills/strengths make our graduates stand out in the work force?

First, they get a top-notch technical education. Second, on top of that, they get the knowledge and experience of real-world engineering. There aren’t many undergraduate programs in the USA, including the top notch schools like my alma mater, that put as much emphasis on systems thinking and engineering processes. Our graduates know not only that what they’re working on is part of a bigger system, they understand how it fits into the bigger system. Our graduates know what engineering requirements are, how validation and verification are practiced, how a system is decomposed into smaller sub-systems and then how those sub-systems integrate into a larger working system.

Finally, while they may not be experts at it, our graduates have some familiarity with system development in a regulatory environment. You can’t just write a piece of software or build a piece of hardware and put it on even a general aviation aircraft, much less a transport category commercial aircraft or a military aircraft. Given how little graduates of other programs know about any kind of regulatory framework, our students stand out and are valued by aerospace and aviation employers just for being aware of how regulations might impact system development.

4. What new initiatives or research is the ECSSE Department participating in?

As far as new programs go, we expect to launch a new area of concentration for the BS in Computer Science and a new MS degree starting this coming fall, both called Cybersecurity Engineering. Those programs will focus on the technologies of cybersecurity: encryption, white-hat hacking, secure software and hardware. There are an increasing number of jobs these days in those areas, and with the attention, good or bad, that the NSA is getting as well as the growing demand for professionals in the field, we’re glad the programs are getting launched. There’s an entire subfield there of cybersecurity for aerospace: how to ensure that digital communications between flight crew and controller aren’t subverted; how to make GPS and ADS-B (Automatic Dependant Surveillance – Broadcast) more secure; how to keep bad hackers or enemy personnel from accessing on-board computers.

Our faculty are engaged in some pretty sexy stuff. The research in aerospace cybersecurity, mentioned above, will also involve development of standards for developing and operating cybersecure systems, and one of our faculty, Dr. Remzi Seker in particular, is involved in setting those standards. We have faculty investigating what’s called “passive sensing”, where instead of the traditional ping-and-return direct radar or ping-and-respond secondary radar, the location of a plane is determined by comparing its reflection of existing radio-frequency signals, say satellite radio or digital broadcast television as the illuminators, with direct reception of those same signals. Our Dr. Billy Barott is a leader in that area; he’s serving on one NATO committee on the topic as well as on the Digital Avionics Technical Committee of the AIAA (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics). Our Dr. Richard Stansbury does work involving putting ADS-B on commercial launch vehicles so planes and controllers will be able to tell where launch vehicles and spacecraft are in real time. And our Dr. Shafag Jafer and Dr. Keith Garfield are developing modeling and simulation tools and capabilities that apply to everything from the electric power grid to computational tutoring agents. Finally, our Dr. Massood Towhidnejad is director of the NEAR (Next-Generation Embry-Riddle Advanced Research) Lab, through which numerous members of our faculty work on FAA NextGen projects ranging from integration of unmanned aircraft to making it possible for flights on intercontinental routes to talk digitally to both American and European flight controllers.

Our students participate with students from other College of Engineering programs in the AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) competitions, including the RobotX boat for which ERAU was one of a handful of teams selected to compete. We have students, including the electrical lead, involved in EcoCAR. Our students attend and present papers and compete at IEEE and AIAA conventions. Also, Dr. Jafer and Dr. Garfield are spearheading our efforts to reach out to young women and turn them on to engineering and computing careers. We got ERAU to join the National Center for Women in Information Technology’s Academic Alliance, and we host an awards ceremony to celebrate the performance of young high-school women in computing courses. We also send a group of our students each year to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

We’ve just relocated to the third floor of the Lehman Building, and we’re looking forward to new opportunities like a radome on the Lehman roof for better investigating radar. We’ll have a new improved lab for student projects. And there will be a cool cybersecurity lab on the Lehman first floor. So we are very excited about what’s happening with our programs.

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Conducting Research on a Company

By Kristy Amburgey

thCAI715Z9Company research is one of the most important yet overlooked tasks of a job search.  The art of research allows job seekers to go beyond a few known facts to truly develop a career plan.  Research should be a comprehensive examination of a company, its culture, its products and its people.

Why conduct research?

Knowledge and the job search process go hand-in-hand.  The more you know about a company, the more successful you will be during the networking, application and interview process.  The more information you have on a company, the easier it will be to make informed decisions.

Research is more than beneficial in many ways.  It helps you target companies and opportunities that intersect with your background, experiences and interests.  Thorough research helps you to network more easily as you have a picture of the company and can speak to its goals, benefits, etc.  Research also helps you to create customized resumes and job search documents.  Research more than helps you during an interview process as you answer questions and converse in such a way that the company knows you have an insider perspective on their organization.  Research allows you to take charge of your job search.

What do you research?

Research of a company can involve many different features.  The extent of research depends on where you are in the job search process.  If you are selecting a degree, more general research and a review of job opportunities/descriptions are helpful; talking to people who work in the job type you want to pursue is beneficial.  If you are interviewing with a company, you need to dig deep and really get into the company as you should be able to relate your experiences and accomplishments to the company’s needs.  In general, though, you should research the following areas, varying the focus depending on the stage you are at in your education and job search.

  • Overall company insight: the company website, specifically the “About Us” part; external publications and articles; sites like Glassdoor or Hoovers; and general research are beneficial to get an overall perspective of the company
  • Products/Services: in aviation and aerospace, you may already know what products a company offers, but you need to have the full picture of what they do, what areas they impact and what they successfully accomplish
  • Financials: although not all career types need this information, it is important to understand how the company is doing financially (or however they might measure success); you may be able to find annual reports with this content, or you may be able to review filings for publically traded companies
  • Opportunities: find out what jobs or co-ops/internships they offer and read the descriptions that most interest you; this step will also help you narrow down your career options
  • Culture: each company has a set of values and goals that affect the entire operation; understand how the group’s culture fits with your career goals and values
  • Reputation: research also yields a varying array of feedback and comments that might impact your decision; do an internet search for this type of insight, always taking things with a grain of salt
  • People: some companies have “star” CEOs and leaders, and you need to know about these people; also understand who might work in your department, specifically, to get a picture of how you fit into the organization
  • Competition: the idea that you do some recon for a prospective employer may be jumping the gun, but you need to have an accurate picture of who else is out there that may impact the company’s ability to get contracts, make sales or showcase emerging technologies

How do you research?

Research is most strong when you pull from multiple sources.  Rely on the company website but move beyond using that as your only source of information.  Additional ideas on how to research include the following.

  • Company website
  • Press releases
  • People/your connections
  • LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, if applicable
  • News resources like Forbes, Fortune or the Wall Street Journal
  • Industry or trade publications
  • SEC or quarterly filings
  • Glassdoor, Hoovers, Vault, WetFeet, etc.
  • Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau
  • Blogs (search for related blogs at Google Blog Search)
  • And many more options

As you research a company, you should develop your own organizational system to keep track of the details.  You may find that a simple list of facts is most helpful, or you may want to bookmark the best webpages for easy reference.  However you effectively organize information, ensure that you can easily reference your research as you decide to apply for a position, meet a new contact, compose a resume or interview with a company.

If knowledge is power, then you want to put yourself in the best position possible to be as savvy as possible about a company for which you want to work.

Kristy Amburgey is the Associate Director of Career Services – Daytona Beach campus and currently manages marketing and employer relations for the department.  She has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for approximately 10 years.

Intern Spotlight: Fabio An

FabioFabio An is a current Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering student and completed his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, FL campus.  He is an active student on campus where he works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and is a leader with the Brazilian Student Association.  Understanding the importance of experience, Fabio worked for a full year with US Airways as an Engineering Co-op.

How did you obtain your internships with US Airways?

I found this opportunity on the Embry-Riddle EagleHire Network website. I had applied for the position through the website and was contacted by US Airways within two weeks to schedule an interview.

What were some of your responsibilities?

Fabio and wheelsAt US Airways I worked directly with three engineers: avionics, propulsion, and structural engineer. I was very fortunate to have obtained this position as I was able to gather experience from almost every aspect of the airline maintenance engineering. Working with the structural engineer, my main responsibilities were to provide repair instructions to the mechanics and ensure, mathematically, that those repairs followed FAA regulations. While working with the propulsion engineer, my main duties involved investigating the root cause for engines components failures and premature engine removals. Lastly, with the avionics engineer, I worked on projects ranging from avionics software updates to assisting in the implementation of Service Bulletins fleet wide.

What advice do you have for students interested in obtaining an internship?

Fabio with planeExtensively use the help of Career Services to ensure your resume is properly formatted and with the correct information on it. Additionally, I recommend doing mock up interviews; never be afraid to say you don’t know the answer for a specific question. I also recommend sending a signed thank you letter after the interview is done.  After I was accepted at US Airways, I asked my supervisor if he had received the letter I sent and to my surprise, out of the 40 candidates, I was the only one to have sent a thank you letter, I was told the letter was not the main reason for hiring me, but he said he was pleased to have received it.

Happy Spring Break!

We hope you have a relaxing and productive spring break.  Have a wonderful and safe time!

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7 Rules for Your LinkedIn Profile Picture

By Emily Ferraro

Always add a professional photo to your LinkedIn profile

Always add a professional photo to your LinkedIn profile

Having an online brand can all be summed up in one picture.  How can you make sure that your picture sends the right message? Hopefully you’re beginning to think about how your professional brand is represented across different social media platforms. The LinkedIn profile picture is the essence of your professional brand. Here are 7 tips to consider when thinking about your image.

1.) First, Make Sure You Have One!

LinkedIn research shows that a page with a profile picture is seven times as likely to be viewed as a page without one.  When someone is looking over your page, they want to gain a connection just like a personal interaction. Having a  professional picture that follows these tips will immediately give them a stronger impression of who you are rather than a blank photo.

2.) No “Selfies” Please!

The self-portrait photo is the most popular style of professional profile pictures, but if you can help it, don’t take the picture by yourself. People viewing your profile will be able to tell if you took this on your laptop or extended your arm to get your whole face in the frame on your cell phone. LinkedIn is not the place for selfies. This does not mean that you must hire a professional photographer but ask a trusted friend or family member to use a high quality camera or phone to take your photo for you.

3.) Photo For One:

Make sure you are the only person in your photo: exclude any and all friends, family, spouses, and pets from the photo. Your LinkedIn profile picture should be focused on you and only you. Try to refrain from using a cropped image where someone has been cut out of the image. If you are serious about your job search and you can’t find a picture of just you, this is the perfect excuse to create a recent and professional image.

4.) Keep Current:

Use a recent photo of yourself. Your brand should be transparent and consistent. You do not want to be unrecognizable in person compared to your profile picture. If you look different than the picture you have posted online, it’s time to post a new one to reflect who you are in person.

5.) Dress To Impress:

Think about how you would dress for an interview or professional networking opportunity in person and dress that way for your profile picture. Remember your profile image should reflect who you are in person; this will help your brand remain professional and reliable.

6.) Be CLEAR:

­Refrain from using photos that are blurry, pixelated, shadowed, or out of focus. You don’t want to be too far away in the picture that you are unable to be identified. When someone reviews your page or sees your photo, nothing is more distracting than a blurry or low-quality image. You want to make the right first impression, and a clear professional quality image is the best indicator that you take your brand seriously.

7.) Look Forward to Your Future:

Your picture should represent you in the best way possible. Be charismatic and smile while looking forward at the camera. Try not to look too serious or stare blankly into the camera. The picture should be a clear picture of your face from the shoulders up. Refrain from using logo’s and designs in the picture.

Emily Ferraro is new to the Career Services Office at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and serves as the Program Manager for undergraduate Aerospace Engineering students. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies as well as her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction specializing in College Student Affairs at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Emily enjoys working with students to help them achieve their personal and professional career goals and specializes in topics such as personal branding and resume writing.

Employer Advice Spotlight: Don’t Bother Showing Up If…

By Joshua Pringle

Joshua Pringle is the Director of Marketing at CO2Meter, a leader in Carbon Dioxide metering, sensing, and detection.  CO2Meter designs, manufactures and distributes industry leading devices to consumers and companies in diverse business segments.  Mr. Pringle has put together a series of articles providing advice, from a company’s perspective, on interviewing.  The series will be added throughout the spring semester. 

questions-to-ask-during-an-interview-40You spent time researching and finding the company with which you want to interview.  You emailed and called and asked for the interview.  You met with a career counselor and prepared a great cover letter and resume.  You bought a new shirt/blouse, and your outfit looks great.  But you shouldn’t bother even walking in the office door if you haven’t prepared well thought out questions in advance.  I can almost guarantee your failure if you don’t have questions prepared or if the questions are too rudimentary.

Start by thinking about the Seven P’s.  Prepare in advance by reviewing any materials you were sent, the company’s web site, their company financial filings from the last few quarters, www.glassdoor.com, etc.  This preparation will not only help you learn about the company but give you plenty of ideas about questions to ask.  Here are some ideas to start your brain thinking about questions you should ask.

1)      If you read conflicting information from/about the company, you should ask a question about it.  For example, if one quarterly statement says they invested in something (another company, technology, etc.) and in a subsequent quarter the company takes a write down on that investment, you should ask about it.  Bad investments and write downs are like a questioner’s field day.

2)      If you are interviewing for a new/expanding part of the business, ask about the company’s expectations for that area.  What does management expect?  What are the goals?  How quickly do they expect a return on their investment?

3)      Sites like Glassdoor will tell you how current and former employees view their jobs and the company.  For example, if several former employees comment about the lack of flexibility with time off, you should ask questions about the company’s commitment to employee health and well-being.

4)      Figure out who their competitors are and research them thoroughly.  The competitions’ positioning will tell you a lot about how your interviewer is positioned in the marketplace.  Are they a leader in their field or a follower?  “I saw that XYZ has this new technology in the marketplace.  How are you planning to counter that and retain market share?”  This tells your interviewer that you have immersed yourself in their business and want to know how you will help them be successful in the future.

Now here is the kicker – you MUST ask these three questions at the end of your interview.  No matter what.  No matter how uncomfortable you are asking these, you must do it.  I also include a note about why you are asking these questions too.

1)      Are there any red flags from our interview today that give you concern about my candidacy for the position?  The answer to this one questions tells you everything you need to know walking out the door.  If they say “No,” then you can pat yourself on the back and feel satisfied.  You also have made your interviewer cement in their minds that you are a great candidate for the job because the last thing they will remember saying is that, “I see no issues with you getting this job”.  If they say “Yes,” then you have a list of the issues they see with your candidacy.  This gives you items to follow up on after the interview to provide tangible proof the perceived issues are no longer viable.  You also have a list of things you need to improve on before your next interview.

2)      After our conversation today, I am more excited than ever about this opportunity.  When will you and your team be making a decision about candidates?  This question tells you when you can expect an answer.  This will help you lower your anxiety level about hearing back, and it also puts the interviewer on notice that they have to deliver you a response by a certain date.  If you don’t hear back from them by that date, you are green lighted to call and ask about the results.

3)      Are you the only person making this decision, or is there a group consensus?  Will I have the opportunity to meet with the others?  If it is a solo decision, you now know who the decision maker is.  And you just aced your interview with that person.  If it is a group decision, you now know who else at the company is involved, and you have asked to meet them too.  One of the rules in business is, “find a way to meet the person at the top because they ARE the decision maker.”

While the answers to these questions are critically important to you, the fact that you asked the questions in the first place is a huge “plus” for your candidacy.  To ask these questions, you must be prepared, and you must have confidence.  The interviewer is going to recognize those qualities in you immediately.

Please do not leave your interview without asking these three questions.  Asking these questions will move you to the top of the heap immediately.

Career Week 360° Retrospective

The first ever Career Week 360° was a success!  On Monday, we had a full house in the Last Minute Showcase Prep workshop as students finalized their approaches for the Employer Showcase.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 36 companies exhibiting at the Employer Showcase, where students and alumni had the opportunity to talk to these great organizations.  Bombardier and Orbital Sciences Corporation wowed students on Tuesday night with informative presentations.   CEO David Storch from AAR Corp. spoke to several business classes on Wednesday and inspired us all.  The Networking Skill Builder Reception, held on Wednesday, was a wonderful event where 12 employer guests guided students and alumni through the networking process, and then everyone had the chance to put our new knowledge into practice during a reception (thanks to the Office of Alumni Relations).  The FAA Deputy Assistant Administrator of the NextGen program, Pamela Whitley, spoke to students on Thursday and gave valuable insight into career opportunities within NextGen.    We finished the week with a Take Action & Follow Up presentation where students had the chance to write thank you notes and ask for feedback.   Thank you to everyone who participated in all of the events!

Safran USA speaks to a student

Safran USA speaks to a student

Employer Showcase

Employer Showcase

Delta Air Lines at the Employer Recruiting Showcase

Delta Air Lines at the Employer Recruiting Showcase

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office brought their breast cancer awareness vehicle to the Employer Showcase

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office brought their breast cancer awareness vehicle to the Employer Showcase

Bombardier Information Session hosted by SGA and the College of Business

Bombardier Information Session hosted by SGA and the College of Business

Networking Skill Builder Reception

Networking Skill Builder Reception

Alum, Jim Huntoon with Aircell, speaks to students at the Networking Skill Builder event

Alum, Jim Huntoon with Aircell, speaks to students at the Networking Skill Builder event

Pamela Whitley, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NextGen, speaks to students about the program and about the diverse opportunities available

Pamela Whitley, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NextGen, speaks to students about the program and about the diverse opportunities available

Planning for Career Week 360° (March 3-7, 2014)

Daytona Beach students, as part of your planning for Career Week 360°, please review some of these tips for success.  Also listed is the schedule of events along with the list of companies that will be attending the Employer Showcase.

Showcase Preparation Tips:

  • Research the companies attending; have questions prepared that can help you gather information from the recruiters
  • Prepare and practice your introduction or elevator speech
  • Relate your background and experiences to the company’s needs; know how you can fit into the organization
  • Apply for opportunities on EagleHire Network or at the company website before the event
  • Bring your Eagle Card ID
  • Bring copies of your resume
  • Leave your cover letter at home; companies do not expect a letter at this type of event
  • Tailor your resume to the companies you want to approach; for anyone with multiple career interests, focus each resume on one area
  • Wear conservative, professional attire; a suit is the best thing to wear; also check out the Career Services Pinterest boards for ideas
  • Know that company representatives might be from any department/functional area; if they do not have information about your area of study, ask general company questions and insight into how to succeed

Employer Advice from Previous Events:

  • Study interview questions prior to coming [to the event] and research our company.  Have a few goals/positions that you are interested in, even if it’s not currently being offered.  It shows you have focus and a plan in mind for your future.  Also, write a bit about your interests outside of work/school – we are looking to hire people and want to get to know you
  • Students should be prepared to respond clearly about their career aspirations/objectives and must be in a position to validate how they will apply their education to meet their career objectives
  • [Students] need to understand what makes them stand out. Highlight teamwork, working to schedules and budgets
  • Students should have a better understanding of what they are looking for
  • Very impressed with the professional dress and presentation of the students
  • Be open to other opportunities; some experience in industry is better than none
  • Don’t ask about the company; some homework needs to be done prior to the Expo

Announcements:

Since we will be in the Henderson Welcome Center, please be mindful of those working and meeting in the facility.

Several companies will only be able to attend one of the two Employer Showcase days.  Teledyne ODI, United Airlines and the U.S. State Department will only be there on Tuesday, March 4.

Schedule of Events:

Last Minute Showcase Prep: Monday, March 3 at 5:30 pm; COB 114

Employer Recruiting Showcase: Tuesday, March 4 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Wednesday, March 5 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon; Henderson Welcome Center
*Professional Dress Required; Bring Eagle Card*
**Delta Air Lines will also have a table on the Flight Deck: Tuesday, March 4 from 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm and Wednesday, March 5 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm**

Bombardier Information Session: Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm; COB 114
*Business opportunities will be discussed*

Orbital Sciences Information Session: Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm; COAS 125

Networking Skill Builder Session: Wednesday, March 5 at 5:30 pm; COA Atrium
*Event sign-up is currently closed as these 60 spots have already been reserved*

NextGen Information Session and Career Opportunities in Support of NextGen- Special Guest FAA’s Deputy Administrative Assistant for NextGen, Pamela Whitley Presenting: Thursday, March 6 at 4:00 pm; COAS 125

Take Action & Follow-up: How to Write A Thank You: Thursday, March 6 at 5:00 pm; COB 118

Currently Registered Employers for the Showcase:
– AAR Corp.
– AeroTurbine, Inc.
– Airline Transport Professionals
– American Eagle Airlines
– Aurora Flight Sciences
– Bombardier Aerospace
– CommutAir
– Compass Airlines
– Delta Air Lines, Inc.**
– Emergency Communications Network
– ERAU International & Graduate Admissions
– ExpressJet Airlines
– Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
– GE
– Horizon Air
– Jeppesen Sanderson Inc.
– NASA – Kennedy Space Center
– Orbital Sciences Corporation
– Piedmont Airlines
– Raydon
– Republic Airways Holdings
– Rockwell Collins
– Safran USA
– Silver Airways
– SkyWest Airlines
– Spirit Airlines
– Teledyne Oil & Gas
– United Airlines
– U.S. Department of State
– World Fuel Services Corp.
– XCOR Aerospace
– Zodiac Aerospace

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