Bronco Spotlight: Patrick Bartolotta

Bachelor of Science in aviation management and operations, 2021

Flight Follower at Pentastar Aviation

I am currently a flight for Pentastar Aviation. I am in charge of monitoring and ensuring our elite clientele arrive at their desired destination in the easiest and most efficient way. 

What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

I am surrounded by a phenomenal team and amazing aviation machines. I get to assist and meet people with massive amounts of insight and knowledge of multiple different areas of industry. 

What activities, resources, or people helped you prepare for your career?

I was fortunate enough to play club ultimate frisbee, I was an RA, and I worked with a few student organizations. I highly recommend getting involved with either sports, organizations, or on-campus employment. These activities that I attended and participated in give me the skills that I use each and every day within my job.

What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college?

Definitely take advantage of any and all career fairs that WMU has to offer. Dedicate yourself to your schoolwork and absorb as much information as possible within those courses. The courses that I have taken throughout my collegiate career were vital for the field that I am employed now. No matter what, keep your options open, and network with his many people as possible. Chances are there are more people that know you or have heard of you, than you know. 

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