Auburn University’s School of Aviation is the latest university partner to join the Southwest Airlines Destination 225° pilot recruitment program.
The Destination 225° University Pathway will allow students to pursue their university degree while building post-graduate flight instructing time. Through the program, students will build their flight experience at a partner carrier, and after completion will be considered for employment as First Officers at Southwest Airlines.
Auburn University’s School of Aviation has nearly 700 students who are Professional Flight majors, making this partnership beneficial to both the school and airline.
The university states its job placement rate for professional flight and flight management majors has remained near 100 percent in recent years.
The Destination 225° program also provides students with ongoing career mentorships from Southwest pilots.
In addition to this pathway, Auburn has previously established similar partnerships with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.