Today we look at another answer to the neverending question of how to become a flight attendant: attend recruitment sessions!
The answer seems obvious. Of course your chances of getting hired increase if you’re at a hiring/recruitment event. The only trouble is how to find and attend them. And even if you know about the event in question, you often need to be invited!
Today, students at The Travel Academy were given yet another great opportunity to show off their flight attendant training by meeting with representatives from Mesa Airlines (United Airlines/US Airways carrier). After a brief informational session, students sat down to personal interviews. In the next few days, we will find out who are the newest flight attendants for this prestigious airline.
Students at The Travel Academy are visited by many great travel companies in a term to increase their odds of finding the best possible job for their skills.
Mesa Airlines Recruitment Session
Today students at The Travel Academy were visited by a representative from American Cruise Lines for recruiting and hiring. As stated in other blogs, The Travel Academy is the ONLY school that a person can graduate from and go directly to work for ACL!
The cruise line training provided by The Travel Academy is second to none. Students are trained in many skill areas, often to company-specific standards! This sharp training gives our students the edge they need over other applicants for these extremely sought-after positions.
At the end of the day, two of our students already had job offers. As time goes by, many other offers are sure to follow. Stay tuned for more blogs posts to see who was hired!
A representative from American Cruise Lines visits The Travel Academy to recruit and hire students.
It’s rare that a school actually prepares a student for the exact profession in which he or she wants to work. People ask themselves, “How do I become a successful entrepreneur?” or “How do I become a great marketer?” More often than not, they go to a college to study the subject that interests them (and a lot of other things). Whether or not they actually work in those jobs is a different matter altogether. It’s unfortunate, really, that someone could spend so much time, money, and effort on an education that can’t get them the job they want.
So when people start to wonder how to become a flight attendant, it’s encouraging that there is an institution out there that can greatly improve their odds (if not guarantee) employment in the invigorating field of flight attending: The Travel Academy!
By coming to The Travel Academy, people are educated to become the best flight attendants they can be- everything from safety to customer service to professional development is covered at length. Moreover, the professional contacts provided by The Travel Academy are second to none, and the placement record for this school speaks for itself.
Today the 120-hour students visited a popular nearby flight attendant training center to practice emergency evacuations- among many other important flight attendant duties.
Miss Peggy led a group of excited soon-to-be flight attendants to the cabin trainer where they practiced duties including boarding, pre-flight inspections, working with unaccompanied minors, and many others. The students learned quickly and were eager to put the new skills into practice.
After the time in the cabin trainer, the students moved over to the emergency slide where Miss TJ was waiting to give them proper training on how to evacuate an aircraft. They had to learn a number of steps that must be followed in exact order. Finally, the students performed the scariest (and most fun) part of the exercise- going down the emergency slide themselves!
Students receive excellent flight attendant training at a nearby training facility.
Yesterday we welcomed Janey to The Travel Academy’s admissions team and heard the first part of her travel career story. Today we continue…
After working as a travel agent for AAA for almost three years, Janey put her flight attendant training to use and became an international flight attendant and lead trainer for over five years. In that time she visited Africa, London, and the Caribbean (among other places). Her career as a flight attendant also included stints with Sun Country Airlines and Mesaba Airlines (Delta carrier).
Janey’s career took an unexpected and fortunate turn when she responded to an ad put out by The Travel Academy for an admissions representative. She has only been here a week, but she has already helped several students start their travel careers by getting them enrolled in classes at The Travel Academy!
This week The Travel Academy welcomed the newest member of its admissions team. Say hello to Janey! Her story is certainly a interesting one…
Janey always loved to travel and wanted to make a career of it, so she attended the now defunct McConnell Travel School in the early 1990s. After graduating, she became a ticket agent at a regional airport in the Twin Cities. However, over time she grew dissatisfied with the trajectory her career was taking.
After several years of working in other (non-travel) jobs, Janey discovered and attended The Travel Academy in 2000. Here she received the flight attendant training that would later serve her well in her career. However, even before she graduated, she was offered a job at AAA as a Travel Agent. As a Travel Agent, she took many “familiarization” trips to destinations such as Las Vegas, Miami, Jamaica, Orlando, San Diego, and Los Angeles…
Read the next post to hear the rest of Janey’s story!
Janey- former head of Flight Attendant training joins The Travel Academy’s team.
Students at The Travel Academy had the privilege of meeting with representatives from Short’s Travel Management- a leading corporate travel agency out of Des Moines, Iowa.
The day began with a brief overview of Short’s Travel Management. The representatives explained details about the company’s history as well as its niche in the travel agency industry at large. Students were very interested as they learned of the company’s prestige in a very competitive market. Needless to say, some of the students who were initially disinterested became very interested as the presentation moved on.
Following the presentation, several students were given individual interviews. It was in these interviews that students could really demonstrate the level of travel agent training they have received at The Travel Academy so far- including geography, travel theory, SABRE, and many other skills. Surely students drew on their flight attendant training to make themselves even more well-rounded candidates for the open positions. There was both tension and excitement in the air as one student completed an interview and another began. Stay tuned to see who landed a job!
Representatives from Short’s Travel Management visit The Travel Academy to recruit and hire our students.
Today marked an important day for our 120-hour students: they graduated from The Travel Academy!
The ceremony began with words of encouragement and praise from president Curt Armstrong, followed by more speeches from instructors Miss Sheila, Miss Peggy, Miss Cindy and Placement Director Miss TJ. The student-elected speaker Shelby also gave a fine speech about the class’s accomplishments and looking forward to the future.
The training these students received to become flight attendants, cruise line professionals, and travel agents has certainly paid off. Several of them already have job offers, with many more awaiting responses from potential employers. Stay tuned to future blog posts to see who has gotten a new job!
Future flight attendants, cruise line professionals, and travel agents!
Obviously The Travel Academy loves to see students succeed and become whatever they want to become: flight attendants, cruise line professionals, or travel agents. We especially love it when our students are featured on the web for taking a chance and doing what they truly desire.
Today one of our students, Connor (recently hired as a Flight Attendant at GoJet Airlines (United/Delta Airlines carrier), was featured in his high school’s online newsletter for going after his dream of becoming a flight attendant. In the article he details all of the training will be doing (the article was written before he began at The Travel Academy.) See the article below and learn more about how Connor becomes a flight attendant.
Today students from The Travel Academy had the good fortune to interview with representatives from GoJet Airlines (United/Delta Airlines carrier). It is at these recruiting and interview sessions that students can really demonstrate what they have learned with their flight attendant training at this school.
The day opened with the reps giving a general company overview and explaining what life as a flight attendant is really like with their airline. The reps know that a lot of students are wondering how to become a flight attendant, and these informational sessions really hone in on the specific skills needed in order to become a successful one. After the group session, students were called in one at a time for interviews. The halls were tense and energetic as one student left the interview room and another entered.
Ultimately it is really the training that students receive that will allow them to become flight attendants. Stay tuned to future posts to find out who landed a job with GoJet Airlines!
Students interview with GoJet Airlines (United/Delta Airlines carrier)