Feeling Inspired

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Today in school, I attended a meeting for the aviation club (I'm an aviation management major student) because there was an alumni coming in talking about her experience in my school and where she is now.
She graduated 2010 and has accomplished so much within a span of 6 years. For privacy reasons, let's say her name is Vee. So Vee started in 2008, during her time in school she became involved with many school clubs and even held positions in the student government and the aviation clubs. On top of all the clubs and the extracurricular activities, Vee maintained a high GPA and worked in the school as an assistant in the Aviation department.
With her three years and 3 months in school, she had 3 internships. One for the FAA, one for the Port authority and one for an airline company. She gained so much experience during this time and explained how much difficulty she endured. Even though she struggled with school, activities, transportation, and internships she knew it would be all worth it in the end. 
Apparently Vee didn't plan her classes right and did not graduate within her 3-year mark, which was her goal. She was short 3 credits and thought it was a great opportunity to study abroad in Brazil. She learned the culture, the language and lived the life as a Brazilian for a semester.
Vee had built up her  network from the FAA, Port Authority, JFK and other conferences she attended and applied to jobs, but sadly had no responses. 4 Months went by and she still didn't receive any response from any company.
One day while applying to other jobs, she randomly attended an aviation meeting thinking she would just sit in the back and only listen to the guest speaker. The guest speaker ended up being a manager at JFK airport, who Vee happened to hear about through her networking. She ended up talking to the manager and hit it off . She got a job at JFK in the private sector of the general aviation side of the airport.
During her stay in JFK, Vee was able to travel to 20 different countries within a span of a few months. Australia, Europe, Central America...you name it, she was probably there. 
Vee moved on from the job and wanted to do more and give back to the community by joining the Peace Corps. Yes, the Peace Corps. She volunteered and was accepted into the program, having to live 2 years in Peru. She helped an area of the country where there were individuals who were stricken into extreme poverty.
Once this part of her life was over she came back to the U.S. and had job offers coming from all sides of America. California, New York, Seattle, and Washington D.C. 
She is now in the midst of moving to Washington D.C. to continue helping people.
After she told her whole life story I was inspired to continue with what I am doing which is keep working as an assistant in the aviation department, constantly participate with my school's extracurricular activities, keep up with my internships and network.
I have already completed an internship in Greece working for Athens international airport, maintained a 3.6 GPA and now I am attending a Woman in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennesse in March, where I can hopefully network and spread the word about my school's Aviation Program and have it sponsored.
Athens International Airport / Airside
Interning In Athens International Airport


Thanking my Director in Greece for giving me the opportunity
I hope to work for big government agencies such as the FAA, or maybe even airline companies to be an aircraft mechanic or move to Seattle to work for Boeing.
I'm not sure where this path will take me but the skies the limit!

d.rodriguez 

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February 15, 2016 at 9:46 PM delete

That sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing such an inspirational story. It's really wonderful how that happened, what are the chances that simply meeting a guest speaker can lead to all these opportunities? That's so incredible.
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Lily A.
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February 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM delete

Wow! Incredibly inspiring for sure! The sky is literally the limit. LOL! Wishing you the absolute best!
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February 16, 2016 at 10:43 AM delete

Awesome! I absolutely enjoyed reading this. Happy Wednesday!

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February 16, 2016 at 11:28 AM delete

Inspiring story- and hellooooo, love the shots!

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meron njambi
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February 16, 2016 at 11:50 AM delete

Wow!!! I am so proud of how far you have come and the sky is the limit for you. I wish you nothing but the best, I hope you get to work for an airline company or a big government agency. All the best and you are so pretty!
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Julia Papanek
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February 16, 2016 at 11:51 AM delete

Wow! What an amazing and incredibly inspiring story. Beautiful images as well :)
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Connie Bea
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February 16, 2016 at 12:02 PM delete

That is such an inspiring story! It's definitely one that will push others to continue giving everything their all! Hard work and persistency definitely pays off.

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Ana Picazzo
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February 16, 2016 at 12:38 PM delete

It's so cool that you're studying to pursue por passion! The adventures you've had are so interesting, can't wait to hear more and hopefully you will get your dream job soon! xx

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February 16, 2016 at 12:48 PM delete

Many thanks for sharing this inspiring story!
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February 16, 2016 at 1:34 PM delete

I have nominated you for a tag over on my blog so check it out for all the information xx

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Valerie Price
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February 16, 2016 at 3:19 PM delete

This is such an inspirational story, and I'm loving all the beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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Sophia I.
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February 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM delete

Beautiful story.
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Sybil
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February 16, 2016 at 8:31 PM delete

nice background views!! thanks for sharing!! :)

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Yasmin
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February 16, 2016 at 10:19 PM delete

Seems like you have a wonderful path ahead of you. Keep working hard and you'll achieve what you want!

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Vanessa James
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February 17, 2016 at 2:58 AM delete

That is so amazing! And the pictures are lovely. It's always great to have a idea of where you want to go in life and doing what you can to achieve it x

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Rachel-Beth
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February 17, 2016 at 3:46 AM delete

She sounds like such a inspirational woman! I really love it when women go for their dreams and achieve them! Sounds like she's given a lot back to the community too

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February 17, 2016 at 8:13 AM delete

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February 17, 2016 at 9:45 AM delete

Beautiful story!
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February 17, 2016 at 10:23 AM delete

wow, such a great post. Love the photos

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Siffat Haider
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February 17, 2016 at 12:56 PM delete

Thanks for sharing such an inspirational story. The pictures are giving me major waves of wanderlust!
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Rachel
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February 17, 2016 at 1:47 PM delete

Such inspiring story! Thanks for sharing! Nice photos !

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Heather Noire
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February 17, 2016 at 8:01 PM delete

Great photos you look great! Very inspiring and takes you on your trip with you :) I hope you had a lovely V-Day :-) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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February 19, 2016 at 4:37 AM delete

I loved going through your writeup dear..its an inspirational work of art too..i am glad you are going on the right track to persue your dreams..good luck..the pictures are also really amazing..:)

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Jas S
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February 25, 2016 at 1:03 PM delete

wow!

Where does all your motivation come from? You seem like you have already achieved so much, I would be so proud if I were you.

Good luck!

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March 8, 2016 at 3:40 PM delete

That sounds like an amazing career and a truly motivating story. She sound like such an inspirational women and it doesn't sound like your far behind her. You've already accomplished so much!

Good luck!

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