to AvScholars’ Organizations & Clubs Channel!
This is your guide to aviation/aerospace organizations and
clubs. There are various aviation/aerospace organizations
and clubs that suit many careers, interests, and backgrounds.
It would be in your best interest to join an organization/club
to network. Belonging to an organization/club will not only
allow you to meet other people with similar goals and interests,
but will also open doors to future possibilities.
Organizations give you the opportunity to:
Meet others working in your
Contribute to your profession.
Learn about new developments
in your field.
Find out about job opportunities.
Apply for possible scholarships.
Learn from mentors.
Network with potential employers.
There are various types of organizations such as commercial
(for-profit), educational, governmental, military, nonprofit,
media, international, recreational, and social organizations.
AvScholars has established a system for categorizing all organizations
within My AvScholars’ Organization Directory in order
to help you easily identify the purpose/goal of the organizations
and match them to your interest(s). Some organizations may
be listed for two categories. For example, AvScholars could
be categorized as an educational and nonprofit organization.
|You can search
for an organization in the following categories within
• Flight Attendant
| • Gliding
• Government Agencies
• Hang Gliding/Ultralight
| • Aircraft Owners
Finding the right organization for you.
Your first step should involve researching organizations that
are directly related to your career field. Talk to others
in your career field about groups they are familiar with or
belong too. Once you have identified a few organizations that
interest you, you should make sure they match your interests
and/or address your concerns.
|Before joining any organization,
||Research it to learn more
about their mission, goals, programs, and/or services
offered to its members and/or the community.
||Request to attend a meeting before
you officially join the organization.
|Some general things you
need to know about organizations:
||Most organizations have
some type of yearly or monthly fee. These fees are typically
used to support the organization and its programs and/or
services offered to the members or the community.
||Organizations rely on their members
involvement, which is critical to their success; without
active members - there is no organization.
||Don't expect the organization to answer
every question and be everything you need.
||Most organizations meet at least once
a month to discuss their business matters.
Your involvement counts.
If you want to get the most out of an organization, don’t
just go to one or two meetings; attend regular, volunteer
your time, or serve on a committee. That’s how people
will get to know you, and both you and the organization will
be more likely to succeed. Joining the right organization
and/or club can possibly give you a jump-start and boost your
Search the Organization Directory.
If you are looking for an organization or club, register
and search My AvScholars’ Organization Directory. This
directory allows you to quickly and easily locate an organization