Guidance Counsellor: Universal’s Sarah Kalmeta on Career Advice for Today’s Graduates in the Age of Covid-19

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ASG’s Max and Jeff sit down with Universal’s APAC Manager and AsBAA’s Discovery Program Director Sarah Kalmeta to discuss advice for aviation students in the age of Covid-19, how to stay calm and pivot in times of crisis, the opportunities for this generation of students, what ASG looks for in new employees, how to network while under lockdown and general advice for young people looking to build a career.

Main Content

(1:50)

How should today’s AsBAA Discovery students maintain calm and focus

(9:47)

Do aviation careers still exist

(11:30)

How do we personally recover after losing a job and why it’s important to remove ego and entitlement

(14:40)

Participation trophy culture and learning how to pivot when faced with adversity

(17:40)

How the aviation industry will come back: while 2001 was about security vs privacy, 2021 will be about health vs privacy

(25:15)

How to pivot, embrace change, acquire new skills and create opportunity

(31:07)

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN NEW EMPLOYEES

(41:31)

The debate between generalists vs specialists

(45:00)

How to network when under lockdown

(52:04)

Our top recommendations for new graduates

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