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"I love the aviation industry; I spent a few years working in operations at airports and wanted a clearer pathway to management and to move from day-to-day work to long-term conceptual strategies.
Massey is the only provider of the Bachelor of Aviation Management in New Zealand. It has a more approachable vibe than other unis and as the classes I took were smaller, I was able to get a great deal of interaction with the lecturers. This is more conducive to learning and represents more what you would get in the real world with interacting and discussing material, as opposed to being told things and then filling it back in at the exam.
My internship at Fieldair led to me assisting in the creation of a new cargo airline using jet aircraft and to management work throughout the rest of my degree.
In 2015, I was an exchange student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and had the time of my life. Kiwis are so sought after and respected for our can-do attitude, you don’t realise how unique we are until you are immersed in other cultures.
Aviation consultants work on airport planning, so designing the terminal and the parts that make up the runway and taxiways. We also have a strong business development focus, which I gravitate more towards, assisting airports to generate revenue and be more sustainable.
I love the challenge and variation of my job; aviation requires immense planning along with the ability to think on your feet.
I consider aviation management grads specialist generalists and this broad knowledge is crucial in entering a dynamic and truly worldwide industry."
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Last updated on Friday 16 September 2016