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25th Anniversary of United Airlines Career Day was a Huge Success

The 25th Anniversary of United Airlines Career Day was held on October 19th, 2019. The day was enjoyed by 116 Chicago area students and 30 United employees/alumni of the SIU Aviation program.

The Airbus 320 arrived in Carbondale a few minutes after 9:00 a.m. The students disembarked from the plane to fanfare and hand-shakes from administration and aviation faculty, staff and current students. A group picture was taken by the plane before the students went with ambassadors to tour the Aviation facilities and go for introductory flights. Some students had never flown before and were able to experience an Airbus 320 and Cessna 172s for the first time. There were lots of smiles on faces as they were fed lunch by the Women in Aviation group and excited to talk about their experiences. After lunch, a presentation by Aviation department interim chair, Mike Burgener and various United employees informed students about Aviation and the opportunities that abound at this time in both pilot and maintenance fields.

After a walking tour of campus, students were screened to board the plane for the return trip home. They were treated to pizza before boarding the plane.

United Airlines Career Day 2019 is in the books and we are looking forward to the next one. Please watch our website for news on the next Career Day.