August 31, 2011

Right now, it’s been two weeks since my last day working at Continental Airlines. The company extends travel privileges for the flight ops interns for 30 days, which is quite nice!

Recently I visited my roommate in Paris, France and spent all day and night in the city. I even went to the top of the Eiffel Tower! I flew there on a 757-200 and returned on a 767-400ER and got to sit in BusinessFirst both times!

Also, my parents and I flew to Norway and Sweden to learn about our heritage and family history. The 757 fleet flies all flights to Scandinavia. In fact, it is one of the longest routes flown by that aircraft. They are pretty nicely equipped for narrow-body aircraft. I’m hoping to take a few more trips despite being at school.

I’m in the process of moving yet again, just like many of us going away to school. I’m now living off-campus and find it to be everything I thought it would be! Moving in and furnishing an apartment has taken a lot of time and money, but I know it will pay off soon. It’s all coming together one piece at a time.

This is currently my second year as an Orientation Ambassador and what a thrill this past week has been! I hope all the new students enjoyed their orientation as much as we did on the orientation team!

The time has come for school to begin and I feel as though the summer flew by so fast. They say time flies when your having fun, so I must’ve had a lot!

If there’s one thing I wished I had more of, it would be time. This summer I worked full-time and in addition travelled on the weekends. Meaning I left myself with very little down/spare time. I’ve learned many important lessons this summer on time management. When I say that, I’m not talking about being tardy, but about workload management and setting priorities.

I’m very appreciative to have been offered such an opportunity and writing about it to the world makes it even sweeter! I had such a great time and left with so much knowledge! I truly feel that United/Continental is an excellent company to work for, so much that I hope to one-day work for them again.

Best of luck to all you fellow aviators out there, and to those who have been following my journal these past weeks! It’s been a blast!

Over and Out.

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Alan

About Alan

Minors: Business Administration and Air Traffic Control
Hometown: Greater New York City Area, NY
Career Goals: To fly airplanes and prepare myself for an airline career.
Why I chose Embry-Riddle: The amount of opportunities available to students and the quality of instruction provided.
Activities: Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Orientation Team, Student Alumni Association, Flight Professional Conduct Board, Airline Career Education Club, The Avion Newspaper

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