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, American Airlines Credit Union, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines

Thursday, March 14, 4 – 6 p.m.

Room 202
“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!


Minute Mentoring

Sponsored by Endeavor Air

Thursday, March 14, 9 -10:30 a.m. (Preregistration required) SESSION FULL

Room 102A

Students and young professionals are hungry for advice from experience women who want to offer guidance and suggestions by sharing their experiences. Minute Mentoring brings the two groups together in an efficient and effective program. This fast-paced session, similar to speed dating, matches professional leaders who want to share their life experiences with future female rising stars.


Young Professionals Reception

Sponsored by: American Airlines, American Airlines Credit Union, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines

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

Room 103A

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.


The Kings on How Play Leads to Success

Presented by John and Martha King

Saturday, March 16 , 11 a.m.-Noon

Room 102B

After a crushing failure, the Kings decided to just have fun for a while.  Much to their surprise the they discovered that play was an important component of success.  In this lively talk the Kings pass on startling secrets they learned in the process.

You will learn habits successful people use to make every day fun.  Plus, you’ll discover a dynamite tool for getting things done with others that you will start using immediately.  You’ll realize the deep satisfaction of having a bigger, more positive influence in the lives of everyone you encounter.


Volunteer at WAI2019

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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