Students and Young Professionals

Welcome Students and Young Professionals!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 29th Annual International Women In Aviation Conference in Reno, Nevada, March 22-24.

In addition to the wonderfully diverse Opening General Sessions and Education Sessions, we have some events planned especially with students in mind:


Wake Up and Work Out with the Marines!

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Tuscany Ballroom – Peppermill Resort
Come test your physical strength with an early morning workout led by the US Marine Corps. This fitness session will include fun and engaging group exercises for a full body workout. For more information or to RSVP email:

View flyer here.


Networking 101 for Students

Sponsored by: ConocoPhillips

Thursday, March 22, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

C2 – Reno-Sparks Convention Center
“Networking 101 for Students” where industry leaders will guide you on how to get the most from your attendance at the conference.


Aerospace Engineering Meet & Greet

Open to all conference participants

Thursday, March 22, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

D8 – Reno-Sparks Convention Center
To elevate a core requirement crucial to a strong future for aerospace, Aurora Flight Sciences, an autonomy and robotics engineering leader, and The Boeing Company are hosting an informal gathering of aerospace engineering enthusiasts, students, and working engineers in all areas of aviation to network with like-minded individuals, share ideas and experiences, and meet with hiring reps.


Young Professionals Reception

Sponsored by: Gulfstream Aerospace

Friday, March 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Ticket required)  

D8 - Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Just starting your aviation career? If you are relatively new to the aviation industry, we invite you to attend our Young Professionals Networking Reception. Mingle with other young professionals as well as seasoned professionals who can help you navigate your career path and shine in the workplace.


Want to Volunteer at the Conference? Volunteering is a great way to get involved and network. Please go to or check in at the “Volunteers” booth when you arrive at the conference.


Need Business Cards? WAI offers a great discount on business cards through Vistaprint. Visit


This is shaping up to be a very exciting conference and we hope you’ll join us for these special student events. See you in Reno!


*If you have any questions regarding students or young professionals please direct your questions to Cassandra Bosco, Education and Industry Relations Director, at


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