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Department of Aviation
Career Opportunities

Contact

James Birdsong

James Birdsong

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator

jgb0013@auburn.edu

Whether in the sky or on the ground, a career in the aviation industry is exciting! Auburn graduates are employed with top global aviation companies and organizations such as major airlines, airports, corporate flight departments, and regulatory agencies. Career opportunities include:

  • Commercial Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Aircraft Sales
  • Airline Management
  • Corporate Flight Department
  • Airport Manager
  • Aviation Consultant
  • Industry Analyst
  • Revenue Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Military Officer
  • FAA and other regulatory agencies

 

Internships and Cooperative Education

Internships and co-ops are excellent ways to combine your education with practical work experience in industry, business, and government. You can earn up to six credit hours for an internship by enrolling in AVMG 4920. You should also take AVMG 3810 no later than the fall semester of your junior year to best prepare for internship opportunities. For more information, contact:

Dr. James Birdsong
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
jgb0013@auburn.edu
Phone 334-844-1903

 

Career Fairs

Auburn Aviation hosts aviation career fairs each fall and spring semester that are attended by industry-leading companies and organizations. For more information, contact:

Daphne Walker
Engagement Coordinator
ddw0012@auburn.edu
Phone 334-844-2828

 

Career Services

The CLA Career Services office is available for career search strategies, résumé writing, and interview prep. For assistance, contact:

Jennifer Herrit
CLA Career Services Specialist
308 Tichenor Hall, Auburn University, AL
jdh0081@auburn.edu
Phone 334-844-4541

 

Career Pathway Programs

Auburn University has partnerships with multiple airlines providing well-defined paths to a career as a professional pilot.

Contact

James Birdsong

James Birdsong

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator

jgb0013@auburn.edu