One of the most important aspects of a student's development has always been real world experience. This spring the Salina Airport Authority is again offering the opportunity for an up and coming professional to gain experience as an intern.
Student Body President and Marine Corps Officer Candidate Elliot Rogers has shown his enthusiasm to be a part of the Airport Management world and the Salina Airport Authority team early on, by getting to know the airport administration team and putting his dedication into classwork with guest lectures from the Salina Airport Authority.
Rogers described how transitioning from his normal coursework to the internship has helped shape his education, "Classes has familiarized me with the necessary language, documents, and mindset for working in the airport world, but hands on experience goes so much further, immersing me in what I can look to as actual day to day business of an airport."
Director of Administration and Finance Shelli Swanson stated "Elliot's academic knowledge as an upper-classmen in the airport management program has been impressive and we're thrilled to be able to give him "real-world" airport management experience to apply what he's learned at K-State Polytechnic. The students coming out of this program are able to make an immediate contribution the first day on the job following graduation with the combined academic and hands-on airport experience."
The Salina Airport Authority is looking at a very busy semester, with flight testing, military operations, and conferences all taking place on the airport. The variety of events and capabilities of the airfield will give Rogers a great way to finish his college education and graduate strong. We are excited to work with him and see him do great things in the industry.
Welcome to the team, Elliot!