Department of Aviation


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Specialized Advice

Career Services offers specialized advice in the following areas:

The federal government hires all majors from entry to the exeuctive level. They are seeing a huge reduction in their current employment due to the retirement of the Babyboomers, therefore they are looking for new, young people to come in and begin careers.

Career Services has recorded versions of all our workshops. Students can access these on either iTunesU or our YouTube channel.


Job Search Guides

Follow up letters and a good resume are a vital part of your job search. Resumes and Cover Letters are helpful in applying for part-time jobs, internships, scholarships, and graduate school as well as full-time positions. Learn how to effectively write these documents.

Click here to view the Technical Resume & Letter Writing Guide. Printable Version

Click here to view the Job Search Guide. Printable Version


News Links


Job Listings

The Handshake Job Board contains current full-time and internship job openings. New listings are added daily.

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Study Abroad

The exposure to adverse situations and new environments that study abroad provides, not only enables students to be more flexible and adapt to new surroundings, but it helps to develop knowledge, skills and abilities that are desirable in any professional setting. Thus, it is essential that you leverage your study abroad experience in your job search via your cover letter, resume and most certainly in your interviews.

Click here to learn more about leveraging study abroad in your job search.

If you are interested in studying abroad, please click here.

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Job Search Websites

Every OU Student can become a free student member of the National Business Aviation Association. To become a member e-mail an academic advisor requesting to join the NBAA along with your OU e-mail address.

Aviation Specific: Career Preparation:
AAAE Av Jobs
AV Jobs Aviation Interviews
Boeing Job Search Tips
Flying Careers OU Special
Airline Pilot Central
Northrop Grumman
Job Hunting for Pilots
NAVAIR Careers

Envoy Air

The OU Department of Aviation and Envoy Air(formerly American Eagle) have established a Pipeline Pilot Program for OU students who complete the OU Professional Pilot or Aviation Management-Flying degree program with the requisite flight ratings/certifications from OU and completion of select other program requirements. OU is the first public university in the nation to establish this agreement with Envoy Air. Students who wish to view the program criteria and letter of agreement may do so by visiting the Career Corner housed in the Aviation Department Library of the Terminal Building Classroom (room 209). Please contact the Aviation Advising Office at (405) 325-6033 to obtain the required checklist that must be completed for consideration, or for additional details regarding this outstanding opportunity for streamlined/pipeline entry into a regional airline and major pilot career.

News release of the agreement may be seen here.

Click here to view a flier for the Pipeline Pilot Program.

Click here to view a Pipeline Pilot Program overview.

Federal Aviation Administration

OU is one of the nation's few FAA selected AT-CTI schools. Please feel free to contact Mr. Steve West, OU AT-CTI Director, for the latest news on FAA AT-CTI program, or additional career opportunities within the Air Traffic Control profession. Steve may be reached at (405) 325-3586 or


Career Paths

The information on the employment, education, and internship paths of each major was collected through a variety of methods including: in-class student surveys, contact with academic departments, and following up with students and employers up to 6 months after graduation.