A student with a beard leans against a small aircraft. Prescott's Granite Mountain can be seen in the background. A student with a beard leans against a small aircraft. Prescott's Granite Mountain can be seen in the background.

Insights

Insights from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduates. ↖ This heading is for screen readers and wont be visible on the page.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a dynamic environment where students can explore the worlds of aerospace, engineering, technology and beyond. Thanks to unique programs, state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning and research, students often lead the future of their fields after graduation. Here, you can find insights about how to dream big and achieve bigger with Embry-Riddle.
Filter by



  • American Association of Airport Executives student members ended the spring term by hosting visits from industry leaders and enjoying a behind-the-scenes trip to O’Hare Airport and United Airlines headquarters.

    American Association of Airport Executives
  • The Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering focuses on broad applications across a range of disciplines addressing system-level modeling, analysis and operation.

    What is Systems Engineering?
  • The MakerSpace Club gives students on the Prescott Campus a place to design, test and create almost anything they can dream of.

    Eagle MakerSpace
  • Explore Embry-Riddle's unique and exciting programs within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the Daytona Beach, Florida, campus.

    Explore Engineering and Technology
  • Earning college credits in high school isn’t easy, but dual enrollment at Embry-Riddle helps that dedication pay off quickly.

    Dual Enrollment Helps Aspiring Aviator Find Success Worth Sharing
  • At Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University, graduate students unlock the essential skills and knowledge needed for future career success and more!

    Leveling Up
  • One Eagle alumna’s extraordinary journey as a stellar student, aviation leader, wife and mother shows that you can, indeed, have it all.

    Embry-Riddle Degrees and Hard Work Fuel a Remarkable Trajectory of Success
  • For determined students with accelerated aspirations, Dual Enrollment at Embry-Riddle offers a platform for academic and professional success.

    What is Dual Enrollment Like at Embry-Riddle?
  • Worldwide College of Aviation Associate Professor Dr. Linda Vee Weiland shares insights and knowledge on the air traffic industry.

    How to Become an Air Traffic Controller
  • Embry-Riddle accounting professor Samantha Friedlan explains the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination bachelor's degree program and what students can expect from the program.

    What is Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination?
  • Assistant Professor of Global Security and Intelligence Steven Hooper draws from decades of experience with the FBI to guide students into careers in national security.

    How to Become an FBI Agent
  • Great cybersecurity careers are waiting for those who are ready, and Embry-Riddle offers key experience that prepares students for huge opportunities.

    How to Get Experience in Cybersecurity
  • Thanks to Embry‑Riddle’s Dual Enrollment program, Kegan Martindale-Hernandez is already well on his way to a Master of Space Operations degree.

    Dual Enrollment Paves the Way to Three Embry‑Riddle Degrees for Aspiring Eagle Pilot
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is used to determine eligibility for various forms of federal financial aid. Federal student aid consists of grants, work-study programs and loans. Grants don’t have to be paid back—it’s free money from the government. Student loans do need to be paid back. 

    FAFSA Tips for Students
  • With his eyes on a career in Unmanned Systems, Zackrey Schraeder is making the most of the head start provided by Dual Enrollment at Embry‑Riddle.

    The Dual Enrollment Advantage: A Head Start on Success at Every Level
  • Embry‑Riddle can help you launch your future career in artificial intelligence and machine learning with degrees and research opportunities in engineering, human factors, data science and mathematics. 

    Start Your Future in Artificial Intelligence
  • Embarking on a journey at Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University gives you access to benefits needed to pursue the endless possibilities of innovative and growing industries!

    Exploring the Benefits of Embry‑Riddle Graduate School
  • Aerospace Physiology major Julia Mautner is using her Embry‑Riddle experience and an innovative program to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.

    Aerospace Physiology Major Accelerates Success Thanks to Unique 3+1 Program
  • Former DIA Terrorism Intelligence Officer and Assistant Professor Katy-Jan Bobseine gives insight on how you can become a skilled intelligence analyst at Embry‑Riddle.

    How to Become an Intelligence Analyst
  • Aiden Cunningham has found a home in the Aviation Maintenance Science program, taking courses that help him get his hands on the future.

    How to Become an Aviation Maintenance Technician: 5 Questions With an AMS Major
  • Dual Enrollment courses at Embry‑Riddle are helping 15-year-old Christian Tabor earn his A.S. in Aeronautics and pursue his dream of becoming a pilot.

    How Does Dual Enrollment Work For Pilots? Seven Questions With An Aspiring Aviator
  • If you’re looking for a specialized master’s program that will prepare you for careers that are in demand, Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University is the place for you!

    Unveiling the Value of Graduate School
  • Hudson Garber has a passion for becoming the best pilot he can be – and shares his journey to success via his aviation-dedicated social media platforms.

    First-Year Eagle Jumpstarts Piloting Career and Shares Love for Aviation Online
  • Alumna Kiara Bean reflects on her experience earning a degree in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at Embry‑Riddle.       

    Distinguished Forensic Accounting Graduate Offers Insight on Embry‑Riddle Experience
  • Parenting a college student can seem like a daunting task. From instilling healthy habits to having hard conversations, here’s what you can do to help ensure your student thrives at school. 

    Parenting from Afar: Tips for Supporting Your College Student from a Distance
  • What is Hypoxia? This Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University facility helps students understand its impact on aviators.

    Next Level Labs
  • Engineering is where math and science meet and work together. High school students can easily get a head start on their college engineering studies with AP courses and dual enrollment.

    Helpful High School Courses for Students Interested in Engineering
  • Life is a balancing act; throw graduate school into the mix and it becomes more of a juggling act

    The Juggling Act: Balancing Graduate School with Your Career
  • Dr. Maria Petrescu’s interest in business stems from her studies and work in public management. As a marketing professor for the College of Business, she brings a unique international experience to her students.

    Meet Dr. Maria Petrescu
  • How can parents and caregivers guide their student through the college admissions process without overstepping? Where do you draw the line between helping and hindering? 

    What Role Should Parents & Caregivers Play in the College Admissions Process?
  • Embry‑Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management trains students to become expert guides to pilots and ensure every flight around the globe is safe and secure. But how does someone become an air traffic controller, and what is their job like?  

    Setting a Course for a Future in Air Traffic Control
  • Embry‑Riddle offers degree programs in some of the fastest growing engineering fields and graduates leave career-ready.

    Fastest Growing Engineering Fields
  • The Boeing Company continues supplying selected Embry‑Riddle students with scholarships, networking opportunities and a wealth of industry knowledge thanks to their Boeing Scholars program, an initiative supporting the ongoing effort to expand and diversify the aviation workforce.       

    When Goals Take Flight
  • Aeronautical Science student Jordan Garypie is pursuing his Aeronautical Science degree and running a clothing company called Pilot Quarters.

    Entrepreneur Juggles Aeronautical Science Degree Pilot Quarters Clothing Company
  • Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University can help you become a pilot while providing a well-rounded aviation education in a university setting.

    How to Become a Pilot
  • As a Boeing Scholar, students can begin building their professional networks while they pursue their degrees at Embry‑Riddle.

    Boeing Scholar Launches Aerospace Engineering Journey
  • Congratulations! Your child is on their way to becoming a college student - to forging new experiences, facing new challenges and growing into an adult. As exciting as this time can be for both you and your student, planning and preparing for college can also be overwhelming.

    Seven Tips To Help Your Kids Prepare for College
  • Summer is your time to relax, recharge and, of course, have fun! It’s also an opportunity to be proactive in your college search. Whether you’re a freshman or a rising senior, a few simple steps this summer can make all the difference.

    Your Summer, Your Success
  • Air Traffic Management student Rachel St. Louis has a side business that is helping her fund construction of her own airplane.       

    Air Traffic Management Student Starts Jewelry Business With a Higher Purpose
  • Boeing Scholar and Global Business major Faith Vasquez wants to be a part of the global supply chain solution.

    Boeing Scholar Puts Focus on Global Business and Supply Chain Management
  • One recent Embry‑Riddle alum, Kai Timoll, had the rare opportunity to apply the lessons she learned in the classroom during her tour of duty with the world-famous Blue Angels.       

    Six Questions With a Blue Angel
  • B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety major Fernando Avila says scholarships are helping him get closer to his dream career.       

    Aerospace and Occupational Safety Major Uses Scholarships to Boost Success
  • Embry‑Riddle’s leading-edge technology is helping Aeronautical Science students like Nevada Randall finish flight training faster.       

    Technology Helps Aeronautical Science Student Find Fast Route to the Flight Deck
  • Have you ever doubted being able to balance a graduate degree program with being a full-time working adult? We’re here with some tips to help you successfully navigate the waters of your graduate program.

    Three Tips for Success in Grad School
  • Global Security and Intelligence grad Savannah Riddles wants to use her newfound skills to make the world a safer place.       

    Global Security and Intelligence Grad Charts Course Toward a Safer Future for All
  • Going from high school to college may be the biggest step you’ve ever taken, but there is so much to look forward to and making the transition can be easy if you follow a few simple rules that can help set you up for success.

    Turn Your Next Step Into Your Next Success
  • Aeronautical Science senior Skyler Williams shares his experience transferring to Embry‑Riddle’s Prescott Campus. 

    Transfer Q&A: Eagle Pivots to Pursue True Passion
  • When it comes to running the College of Aviation, Dr. Ken Witcher draws upon his military experience to guide him.

    From Thunderbird to Eagle
  • Aerospace Engineering student Corben Sroka added to his academic experience with a trip to Alaska through the Study America program. 

    Aerospace Engineering Student Explores America’s Last Frontier
  • Global Security & Intelligence Studies student Carolyn Chatham augmented her studies with a summer of studying in Taiwan.

    Global Security and Intelligence Studies Student Reflects on Summer in Taiwan
  • Luke Boardman had always dreamed of attending Embry‑Riddle, and his selection as a Boeing Scholar has helped turn his dream into reality.

    Boeing Scholarship Helps Eagle Land Where He Always Wanted to Be
  • As the first female Chief Pilot for the Daytona Beach Student Eagles Flight Team, Aeronautical Science major Ann Marie Petrone is breaking barriers at 12,000 feet.

    Aeronautical Science: Hail to the Chief
  • As an undergrad at Embry‑Riddle, engineering student Marcos Dominguez is already making an impact on the aerospace industry at SpaceX.       

    Worldwide Engineering Student: The Sky's No Limit
  • The education that students receive at Embry‑Riddle is unlike any other institution. Our quaint class sizes, hands-on curriculum and unique extracurricular activities allows you endless opportunities to make the most of your college years.

    The Benefits of Becoming an Eagle
  • With more than 155,000 alumni around the world, Embry‑Riddle offers a network of incredible contacts within top organizations across the aviation and aerospace industry.

    Cybersecurity Alumnus Shares His Embry‑Riddle Experience
  • If college is on your horizon, then it’s likely that the ACT or SAT tests are as well. While they can seem overwhelming when you first start looking at them, a little preparation (and a lot of studying) will go a long way toward helping you earn the best score.       

    Tips for Tackling College Admissions Tests
  • After a successful military career, Phil Paddock is using his B.S. in Emergency Services to serve his country in a civilian role.

    Air Force Veteran Uses Embry‑Riddle Degree to Find a New Way to Serve
  • B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science major Christian Wood is turning his passion for working with his hands into a career as an aviation technician.

    Aviation Maintenance Science Student Gets His Hands on the Future
  • Lucia Karnes earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Embry‑Riddle and turned that experience into a job at Boeing Intelligence & Analytics.

    From Army ROTC Cadet to Unmanned Systems Master's Degree
  • B.S. in Aeronautical Science student Zsoee Eisel says being chosen as a Boeing Scholar will help her reach her goal of becoming an airline pilot.

    For This Boeing Scholar, an Aeronautical Science Degree is a Ticket to Tomorrow
  • B.S. in Aeronautical Science student Anna Scott’s selection as a Boeing Scholar brought her closer to her dream job of flying a Boeing Dreamliner.

    Boeing Scholar Sets Her Sights on a Future in Flight
  • M.S. in Safety Science student Samantha Ramos wants to set an example for women in the aviation and aerospace industry.

    Safety Science Student Sets Example for Women in STEM
  • Aerospace Engineering major Maya Benson is actively overcoming a rare blood disorder to pursue her dream of working on space missions.

    Aerospace Engineering Student Charts a New Course Toward Her Dream
  • B.S. in Aeronautics student Alanah Pluchos is earning her degree and training hard to reach her dream of becoming a working pilot.

    For This B.S. in Aeronautics Student, Things are Always Looking Up
  • High School Computer Coder Turned Cyber Warrior

    Passion Becomes Profession