A Day in The Life…Julie Falsken, Senior at ERAU

I am a senior at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. I have a double major in Aviation Business Administration and Aeronautics with minors in Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Control. My classes during senior semester are Airport Administration and Finance, Strategic Management, Management of Production and Operations, Air Traffic Control IV, and Air Traffic Control V.

My Airport Administration and Finance class meets once a week, but I put a lot of time in, outside of class, for team meetings on a consulting project a group of us are doing for Seattle Tacoma International Airport, to help them increase their general aviation revenues. In Strategic Management, again a lot of extra time is put in on a group consulting project for a local Prescott business. My Air Traffic Control classes are both in the Air Traffic Control Lab, now that I am in the upper level classes. I am Student Government (SGA) Treasurer and a member of the ERAU Women’s Soccer team. I also occasionally work in our admissions office as a student assistant.

My days are all a little different depending on my class schedule, but the following schedule would be a typical Wednesday. I go to Salvation Army at 7:00 a.m. to volunteer in the soup kitchen with other SGA members, then I have class from 9:10-10:10 a.m. Afterwards I will head to SGA to start my office hours from 10:30-12:30 p.m. I will then either go over to the Admissions Office to work for an hour, go to the library to do some homework or go grab a bite to eat before my afternoon class. From 3:00-4:00 p.m., I generally have a team meeting for one of my consulting projects.

I then head up to the locker room to get ready for soccer practice. After practice, I run home to make some dinner and then I head back to school. Now that I have finished my final season of intercollegiate athletics I am allowed to play on intramural teams. While an active intercollegiate athlete, intramurals are not allowed, due to the possibility of injury. After my game I will either head to the library to work on a group project or head home to work on homework for about two hours and then I am off to bed, to rest up for another day.

Julie Falsken was a 2007 Foundation scholarship recipient. Julie recently graduated from ERAU and accepted a position with the Boeing Corporation.

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