Daniel Yang

Daniel Yang
Aviation Management (SATT)

What made you decide to choose your specific major?

Aircraft are fascinating pieces of technology and aviation management offers me the knowledge, skills and ability to perform various roles in the aviation industry. Most importantly, it offers lots of flexibility.

What are a couple of your favorite things about your program of study?

The courses combined together give me a very good overview of how the aviation industry operates. Also, there are so many opportunities and organizations that I can take advantage of to develop my skills and better prepare myself for my future career.

What has been one of your favorite class projects?

In my aviation business class, our group did research on Avinor, an organization that is trying to lead the way in electric aircraft. I am also looking forward to an airline network operations center simulation that we will have in my aviation operations management course.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

I am a member of American Association of Airport Executives, I am a Residence Hall Association senator, representing Shreve Hall, and I have a job at Hillenbrand dining court.

What do you know about your program of study now that you wish you had known when you were choosing a major?

I wish that someone would have told me about the wide scope of aviation management. There are so many more careers that you can go into besides aviation; the second key word is “management.” Also, self-studying calculus over first semester break helped me save time by waiving the class.

What would be one piece of advice for prospective students or new Purdue students?

The most important piece of advice would be to network. Only through networking will you be able to make new friends and find potential job opportunities. Opportunities are for those that seek them out.

Have questions? Email me at yang1914@purdue.edu