Freshman

Course Selection

  • Begin Private Pilot Flight Training to prepare for FAA Private Pilot Certificate.

Ask for Assistance

  • Be sure that you start your time at Auburn well by regularly meeting with your academic advisors in the college.
  • Individual planning and advisor guidance can ensure you are off to a strong start.

College of Liberal Arts

Gain Experience

  • Use LinkedIn to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work.

Get Involved

  • Look for opportunities to engage on campus by utilizing AU Involve to identify organizations you are interested in joining.
  • Consider being a part of the War Eagle Flying team- a great way to acquire flight hours.

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • Continue to develop your understanding of historical trends, current issues, and emerging opportunities in aviation through your courses.
  • Complete the next pilot certificate or rating.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved

Junior

Course Selection

  • Consider taking courses in order to obtain an FAA Flight Instructor Certificate.

Ask for Assistance

  • Continue to meet with your academic advisor to discuss any course-related or curriculum questions.
  • Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance.

Gain Experience

  • Continue to work towards building your flight hours
  • Intern in flight operations to build your professional experiences and networks

Get Involved

  • Consider joining Eta Mu Sigma, an organization committed to stimulating and encouraging professional development in individuals passionate about aviation
  • Pursue leadership roles in your organizations to exercise and enhance your communication skills.

Senior

Course Selection

  • Complete your Professional Flight coursework.

Ask for Assistance

  • Work with the UCC to update your résumé and prepare for job interviews.

Gain Experience

  • Build flight hours while getting paid by utilizing your CFI certificate.

Get Involved

  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities.

General Information

The Professional Flight degree provides a solid foundation of aeronautical knowledge and piloting skills expected by professional aviation organizations and necessary for success in the aviation industry. Auburn University is an FAA-approved Part 141 pilot school and flight operations are conducted at the Auburn University Regional Airport (KAUO).

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Interests

Holland's Code: RIE

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Enterprising

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ISTJ

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Values

  • Support
  • Independence
  • Working Conditions

Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Monitoring

Last modified: September 30, 2021