Jacquelyn Banas is an Aerospace Engineer. She worked as a helicopter flight test engineer, having professional opportunities to work on, aircraft engine design, rotorcraft design, and systems engineering projects.
Jacquelyn is an avid fixed-wing private pilot, including flight hours in helicopters. Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, and has recently returned to complete her Masters in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis in Autonomous Systems Research.
Career Success Tip
Everybody has different personal goals. Some people like to stay on the technical side while others see themselves being a company’s vice president. I think it’s great for me, to be on the technical side.
It also helps for any one industry for people to belong to professional organizations. So finding out what people in your company or your industry who are already going in the direction you want your career path to take, and joining those organizations makes the most sense.
Get involved in related activities. For me, getting my private pilot’s license really helped, and having hobbies related to your field will help round out your character throughout your professional career.