I was wondering about possible airline jobs for college students during the summer. I'm very interested in aviation and was seriously considering becoming a pilot before the events of September 11 and the financial problems that resulted for the airlines. These events helped sway me to go into another career I am interested in, engineering. Now I'm a student at the University of Michigan in engineering, but the fact that I am studying this does not diminish my love for aviation.
My home is not far from Detroit Metro Airport, which as you well know is also one of Northwest's hubs. What kind of positions, if any, would there be for a young college student to work at the airport over the summer. I understand from a search of previous posts that most jobs require some training, and often an airline would not want to invest that time and money in you for just a summer, but what if you planned to return another summer? Are jobs such as gate agents available to college students? I think I would be very good in a customer service type job. If anyone knows any details specific to NWA that would be especially helpful.
I understand that this is a tough time for airlines financially, but was wondering if anyone felt that a job at the airport over the summer was feasible. I am in very good standing with my previous job, in which I performed assistant manager type roles. I have many qualifications school-wise too. I would love to have work experience with an airline, but know that the circumstances are mostly against me. On Northwest's website, they offer internships for Juniors or Seniors, but nothing for a younger, Sophomore college student.
Could my chances be increased because Metro is NW
Any thoughts and help on this topic are greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!