Careers in aviation
Aviation management is an ever-evolving global industry in which professionals design, manage and operate the domestic and international aviation systems of the future. Students who graduate with a degree in aviation management may pursue careers in such dynamic fields as airport management, fixed-based operation management, operations, air traffic control, piloting and many other aviation-related areas. The school works with various aviation organizations and strives to ensure job placement in the aviation industry for graduates. Through an established training agreement with ExpressJet Airlines (Continental Airlines commuter division) qualified Lynn University graduates will be guaranteed an interview for placement in the right seat (co-pilot) of a regional jet aircraft. Even better, under our direct-hire agreement with Pinnacle Airlines (dba Continental Express, Delta Connection, USAirways Express, Mesaba Airlines and Colgan Airline) Lynn graduates who complete the aviation management specialization and earn their instrument and commercial licenses with us, are put directly on the new-hire list at Pinnacle. Our graduates skip the interview process and are guaranteed employment. Coming to Lynn guarantees you a co-pilot position with a major regional air carrier!
Experiential learning is a significant component of the aviation management program. Students are offered the opportunity to complete an internship in which they learn what it is like to work in aviation-related positions. The School of Aeronautics works closely with many local agencies and businesses to ensure internship opportunities, and in many cases job placement, in the aviation industry. Students may have the opportunity to intern at such locations as local airports, jet maintenance organizations, private jet charter companies and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Alumni in the field
The baccalaureate and master’s programs in aviation management in the School of Aeronautics provide a foundation for graduates to become successful professionals in the aviation management industry. Aeronautics alumni are currently working in such positions as airport manager, airline pilot, aircraft manufacturing, aviation operations and aircraft sales. The school is proud of its alumni and continues to provide current students the opportunity to gain experience through internships and experiential learning in the classroom so that they are prepared to enter aviation-related careers upon graduation.