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EKU Professional Flight Students Interview with ExpressJet

EKU flight students on interview day

Photo caption - Back left to right: Sam Elliott, Corey Oney, Lucas Chowning, Matthew Jones, Luke Easley, Eric Jameson. Front left to right: Zach Coffaro, Ethan Jones, Stuart Roman, Jeffery Zotter, Douglas Newman.

On Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, fourteen EKU aviation students were interviewed by ExpressJet Airline recruiters for First Officer pilot jobs. Ralph Gibbs, Director of Aviation, said that this is the first event of its kind for EKU and highlights EKU Aviation achievements and successes.

EKU has partnered with several regional airlines so that professional flight students may begin airline interviews during the junior year. These carriers include airlines such as ExpressJet and Envoy Airlines. Many have created “pathway programs” to not only offer guaranteed interviews, but to also offer guaranteed jobs after graduation.

Student Matt Jones posted on his Chasing FL180 blog, "It offers a chance for internships, building relationships with pilots in the industry, and most importantly being hired."

Tanner Johnson, Pilot Recruiter and First Officer for ExpressJet Airlines in Atlanta, commented, "...the students we interacted with were top-notch throughout their interviews."

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Published on April 11, 2016

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