Students and Young Professionals

Welcome Students and Young Professionals!


We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 30th Annual International Women In Aviation Conference in Long Beach, California, March 14-16, 2019.

In addition to the wonderfully diverse Opening General Sessions and Education Sessions, we have some events planned especially with students and young professionals in mind:


Tools for Schools

Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16

Long Beach Convention Center Lobby

Help students at Long Beach area schools by donating school supplies or gift cards at locations set up in the Long Beach Convention Center during WAI2019. 


Networking 101 for Students

Sponsored by: American Airlines

Thursday, March 14, 4 – 6 p.m.

Room #202 in Long Beach Convention Center
“Networking 101 for Students” where industry leaders will guide you on how to get the most from your attendance at the conference. Come prepared with your business card – some of these companies are looking for interns!


Young Professionals Reception

Sponsored by: American Airlines

Friday, March 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Ticket required)

Just starting your aviation career? If you are relatively new to the aviation industry, we invite you to attend our Young Professionals Networking Reception. Mingle with other young professionals as well as seasoned professionals who can help you navigate your career path and shine in the workplace. 

Sign up for this when you register for conference.


Want to volunteer at the conference? Volunteering is a great way to get involved and network. Please go to or check in at the “Volunteers” booth when you arrive at the conference.


This is shaping up to be a very exciting conference, and we hope you’ll join us for these special student events. See you in Long Beach!


And don’t forget to bring your business cards for industry contacts, networking, and raffles!


*If you have any questions regarding students or young professionals please contact Cassandra Bosco, Education and Industry Relations Director, at

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