Atlas Makes History and Headlines at Embry-Riddle Recruiting Event!

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The Atlas team with our 747 at the event.

The Atlas Air team recently made history at the Spring 2023 Recruiting Expo at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The expo hosted 1,489 students and 112 employers and was covered in the local student newspaper.

Atlas flew in a 747-400 for students to tour during the event. The aircraft departed Miami International Airport (MIA) and touched down at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), which is adjacent to the Embry-Riddle campus, where students watched it land.

Atlas’ static display was the most attended exhibit the University has ever had. The event spurred record-breaking numbers with over 650 students, faculty and friends participating in the B747 tour.

Leisa Spears Snyder, Director of Workforce Development, recalled, “The best part about working on this project was the strong, cross-departmental collaboration that is a direct reflection of what we do in our operation every day.”

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A view of the 747 on the runway.

Continued Leisa, “Our team made what seemed to be impossible, possible. Atlas Air has created a passionate fan base at Embry Riddle and we look forward to continue watching it grow.”

The static display not only created interest, but it also sparked enthusiasm among a budding community of aviators. There was a continuous flow of students eager to learn more about the Company from the 12 Atlas representatives at the Company’s booth. Employee ambassadors were on point to welcome the students, share more about Atlas and answer any questions.

Highlights from the event included:

  • 40+ Atlas Team Members (on the scene and behind the scenes)
  • 138 Resumes Collected (with additional resumes being forwarded daily)
  • 200+ University/Internship and Pathway to Success Flyers Distributed
  • 350+ Bottles of Water Served
  • 500+ Students Engaged in Conversation