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- Subject: RE: CAA: Meet a Mentor, Introduction
- From: Jeffrey Tripp <jeffrey.tripp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 13:43:01 -0700
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The best advice that I can give you is to get your foot in the door however
it takes. My first three years out of college I worked several part-time
jobs at airports in the the Phoenix-area in airport operations and line
service/customer service at an FBO before I landed my current position. All
the previous experience that I gained at the other jobs all come into play
now. A degree is nice but it is really only a box that needs to be checked
off. There is no substitute for experience.
AAAE gives me access to information that I might not get otherwise but isn't
really the place to look for assistance in getting hired other than to find
out some of the jobs that are posted out there. I find that a state airport
association is probably your best bet for networking. Once you get a job at
an airport and start to network with people at both your airport and others
then doors have a better chance of opening. It is tough to break into the
field, primarily it takes time, the willingness to start at the bottom and
work hard, and the right set of circumstances. Feel free to give me a call
to talk more.
From: Countrygirl6799@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Countrygirl6799@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 7:52 PM
Subject: Re: CAA: Meet a Mentor, Introduction
I just read your introduction on yourself. Quite a career, you have had. I
am also trying to "break into" the field of Airport Management and have a
few leads in my local area. I have ten years experience as an FAA air
traffic control specialist, am a pilot and currently work at Pratt & Whitney
in their military engine division.
Have you found any help or assistance with being a member of AAAE? If so,
how? I'm a academic member, but haven't found the great good that AAAE can
provide me in my quest for an Airport Manager's slot.
Hope to hear from you soon,
"To live your life in your own way
To reach the goals you've set for yourself
To be the person you want to be --
That Is Success"
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