IASL Career Day a Success
On March 31st, 2023, the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law held a career day for this year's IASL students. The event was led by Arpad Szakal, a Principal Consultant at Cormis Partners, and also featured a guest lecture from Pierre Cardin, Senior Vice President Public Affairs Airbus Canada.
Arpad Szakal began the event by sharing his own experiences working with clients in the aviation industry and discussed the importance of legal professionals in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of airlines and other aviation companies. He coached the students on how to highlight their experiences, efficiently conduct job interviews and successfully negotiate employment.
Following Szakal's presentation, Pierre Cardin delivered a guest lecture on the future of commercial aviation. He shared insights into the emerging technologies that are transforming the industry, such as electric aircraft and autonomous flight systems. Cardin also discussed the environmental challenges facing the aviation industry and Airbus's efforts to develop sustainable aviation technologies. He provided an overview of Airbus's operations in Canada and highlighted the importance between industry and academia.
After the presentations, students had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with the speakers.
The career day at the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law provided students with valuable insights into the legal and technological issues facing the aviation and aerospace industries and prepared them for their future in the industry.
"The event showcased the Institute's commitment to providing its students with access to industry experts and helping them develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in these dynamic fields." Interim Director, Prof. Donal Hanley said.
The Institute expresses its gratitude for the financial support provided by the Ivan Vlasic Career Fund.