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Washington High School hosts college fair for area high school students, parents

Mar 18, 2013

All area high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about their college options at the Washington High School College Fair, Wednesday, March 27, in the Washington High School gymnasium. The college fair will be from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. and will be hosted by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling (Iowa ACAC) and the counseling department at Washington High School. (Remember that the high school is at the new location of 1111 S. Ave. B.)

Representatives from approximately 60 colleges, universities and military branches will be on hand to visit with high school students and their parents. Families have an opportunity to discuss admission requirements, housing, financial aid, scholarships, internships and specific majors with the college representatives.

Students from 20 surrounding high schools have been invited to attend. Anyone who is interested in attending a post-secondary institution is invited to take advantage of this opportunity.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the counselor’s office at 319-653-4245.

Comments (5)
Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Apr 09, 2013 20:05

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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Mar 24, 2013 00:27

Another important point about pilots is that once they park the plane they are done with work. A pilot asked me if I took work home at night or worked weekends and the answer was yes. If you have a professional management job, a lawyer or a doctor, you will probably end up working a lot of overtime for which you don't get paid and are often responsible for a lot of other people. Anyone in management can tell you about corporate pressure and politics. The pilot made a good point that I had not considered.


Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Mar 24, 2013 00:09

Once you've been at a big carrier pilot, you can expect to make between $150K to $250K per year. Some might make a little less, some a little more. The reason for the big range is that, well, there's a big range! Right now, FedEx and UPS pay as much or more than any of the US Airlines. They generally fly two weeks and then they are off two weeks. The FAA limits airline pilots to 1000 flight hours per year. I use to jump-seat with a FedEx pilot from Memphis to Cedar Rapids. He was just 27 years old and graduated from Fort Madison high school. I know that he was making over $200,000 a year. They all love to fly and have great people skills. Many got their hours and experience with the Navy. Carriers such as JetBlue, Frontier, AirTran, Spirit, Virgin America, Southwest, etc. are refferred to as Low Cost Carriers (LCC). LCC's typically fly narrowbody jets--Airbus 320's and Boeing 737's primarily. They may or not do international flying, but if they do, it's probably limited to Canada and Mexico (or Costa Rica!!). I know for a fact that there are people at LCC's making a little over $200K/year, but the more common range is $130K to $175K for Captains and $60K to $90K for First Officers. Southwest's pay is the highest among the LCC's. As somebody else said, first year pay is traditionally terrible. You'll see about an 80% pay raise at most places as you move from 1st year to 2nd year pay.

Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Mar 23, 2013 11:30

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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Mar 23, 2013 04:39
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