7–11 January 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,
San Diego, California

Students and Young Professionals

Meet the Employers Recruiting Event

Sunday, 6 January, 16001800 hrs

This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.

AIAA Student Welcome Reception

Sunday, 6 January, 1800–1930 hrs

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. All students welcome.


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Rising Leaders in Aerospace Events:

Rising Leaders are graduate students and professionals that are 35 and younger. They are the persons that will become the leaders of tomorrow, the inventors of the next great things, and the individuals that will accept the mantle from those that have forged the way thus far.

The Rising Leaders in Aerospace multidimensional program features speed mentoring, panel session, and multiple opportunities for networking. These exciting and energetic activities provide access to aerospace leaders who share their perspectives on matters relevant to a young professional's career stage.

By attending Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum events along with the technical sessions of the AIAA forums, I am able to grow my career and expand my technical knowledge all at one venue! 
Kate Stambaugh, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Meet the AIAA Technical Committees

Monday, 7 January, 1600–1730 hrs

Learn how you can excel in your career and within the aerospace industry. Members of several AIAA Technical Committees will be taking the time to meet with the Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants and highlight their role within AIAA as well as how their committees serve the industry and Institute at large. This interactive event is a great way to get insight from your peers, gain industry contacts and meet your fellow young professionals. 

Networking Reception

Monday, 7 January, 1730–1900 hrs

Continue your conversation and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow “Meet the AIAA Technical Committees.” Come socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the conference. Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.

Speed Mentoring

Wednesday, 9 January, 1430–1600 hrs

Leaders in the aerospace industry will be taking time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight and make new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

Panel: Contemporary Emerging Trends in Aerospace

Thursday, 10 January, 0930–1100 hrs

More information coming soon.

Dates to Remember

  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 17 Dec 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 17 Dec 2018

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