April 15, 2021
Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.
Companies are looking for candidates that can handle the new responsibilities of the job market. Recent graduates actually have an advantage because they are comfortable using newer technologies and have been communicating virtually their whole lives. They can take what they've learned and apply it immediately.
We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
York College of the City University of New York
Business & Economics Department (CUNY AVIATION INSTITUTE)
Billy Metallinos: It will be enduring in the aviation industry as long as Covid is rampant; however, the industry is very resilient and is already taking off, with more than 1.6 million passengers screened in the nations airports in a single day, a significant increase from under a millions during covids' initial onset. Airlines and airports have already started bringing back furloughed pilots and other workers which may point to graduates have as good a chance as any of securing an aviation related career.
Billy Metallinos: Overall, becuase of the size and complexity of the national air space system, the demand for qualified personnel will remain ensuring a need for the current certifications, licenses, courses, and I would add perhaps even more are necessary to keep up with the dynamic needs and new technologies evolving in aviation.
Billy Metallinos: The field of aviation requires safety overall, but it also requires persons who are generally highly trained in what they do. There are many steps to earning licenses and certifications in aviation and that is to ensure a rigorous learning process to maintain safety. To increase earing potential, students will have to work hard to earn those licenses and certifications, as well as continuing to take courses and instruction to remain current and proficient. Maintaining the highest standards in aviation is a great way to propel your earning potential and oneself within the industry.