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21 Nov

How to Find a Mentor

2019-11-21T12:50:29-05:00November 21st, 2019|Job Search Advice, Workplace Advice|

By: Alicia Smyth “If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road.” – Sir Richard Branson A few weeks ago, I gave a presentation to an eager group of students on finding a mentor. We discussed what a mentor is, how you find one, [...]

30 Sep

Intern Spotlight: Kalina McDaniel

2019-06-25T15:09:34-05:00September 30th, 2019|Internship Series|

Attending Embry-Riddle has been a great experience for me and has opened up opportunities I never thought possible. I am a senior set to graduate in December of 2019. My major is Homeland Security and I have a minor in Terrorism Studies. The professors in my degree program have all been extremely helpful throughout my [...]

23 Sep

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Boyce

2019-05-03T17:31:19-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Alumni Spotlight Series|

Stephen Boyce graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus in 2011. Selected to the ERAU Honors Program, Stephen received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Registered as a Professional Engineer in his home country of Canada, he currently works as the Artificial Lift Account Manager for Schlumberger, [...]

16 Sep

Alumni Spotlight: George Speake, Jr.

2019-09-16T07:36:14-05:00September 16th, 2019|Alumni Spotlight Series|

George Speake ('03) is the Executive Vice President/COO of the Orlando Sanford International Airport. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with 27 years in the aviation industry, including four years of service in the United States Air Force. His Airport Management experience began in Alaska where he served as Site Manager and Airport [...]

09 Sep

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Laksh Narayanaswami

2019-03-27T07:56:53-05:00September 9th, 2019|Faculty Spotlight|

Dr. Swami Dr. Narayanaswami has teaching and research interests primarily in the general area of thermal sciences, specifically in propulsion and combustion. He also has interest in gas dynamics and has conducted research both as research participant and under contract with the then Morgantown Energy technology center, Department of Energy. He is also [...]

03 Sep

Alumni Spotlight: Dennis Post

2019-03-27T07:44:37-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Alumni Spotlight Series|

Dennis Post ('09) began his career at Southwest Airlines in December of 2008 after two internships in the Safety Department while he was a Professional Aeronautics student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He spent six years as an Air Safety Investigator and Senior Air Safety Investigator conducting internal safety investigations and representing Southwest as the Party [...]

01 Jul

The Importance of Strong Communication Skills

2019-06-25T13:52:53-05:00July 1st, 2019|Career Readiness Competencies|

by Laura Polk, Assistant Director, Career Services & Corporate Relations, Prescott Campus “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw Strong communication is one of the most important skills employers are looking for in entry-level employees. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), [...]