The NBAA Mentoring Network offers established business aviation professionals the chance to connect with tomorrow’s leaders by providing mentees with an invaluable leg-up in their careers. Perhaps most important, however, are the guidance, inspiration and support these professional relationships can provide for everyone involved. “Being a mentor does take time and effort, but you always get more from it than you give,” said Paul Scurio, an international captain for Netflix. “It’s a very rewarding experience to give back some of your experience and knowledge.”
In today’s episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Jessica McClintock, vice president of global accounts for FuelerLinx and chair of NBAA’s YoPro Council
Paul Scurio, international captain for Netflix and member of NBAA’s International Operators Committee
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Special events for students have taken on increasing importance as business aviation seeks to differentiate itself from the airlines and attract the talented young people it needs to maintain momentum through the 21st century.
At NBAA-BACE, about 100 college students interested in pursuing careers in business aviation engaged with young industry professionals. As they explored their possible career options, they also had an opportunity to meet recruiters searching for job candidates.
Now more than ever, it's time to consider “the complete pilot” instead of simply looking at their logbook, experts say. Succeeding in this competitive and dynamic workforce environment requires new approaches and considerations.
Ensuring that young girls recognize the opportunities available to them in aviation is key to diversifying the industry in years to come, so NBAA staff and member companies this year took part in Girls in Aviation Day events around the country.