HAECO is an internationally-known aircraft service provider consisting of 18 subsidiaries and affiliates, employing over 16,000 staff all over the world. HAECO Americas has been headquartered in Greensboro for nearly 30 years while remaining a valuable global and local figure.
For over 10 years, the HAECO Co-Op/Internship Program has been an opportunity for students to utilize the skills they have learned while pursuing an undergraduate degree in a professional work environment. The company values executive level sponsorship, diverse real-world experience, and camaraderie as key practices for successful development. Their customized onboarding and inclusion for the HAECO Co-Op/Internship Program includes an orientation, assignment to an employee mentor, employee networking events, and social media engagement. The company encourages their interns to participate in high-level status meeting while being a part of real initiatives that include presentations to leadership.
A dynamic example of the HAECO Co-Op/Internship program is former intern and current HAECO Americas Marketing Analyst Brianna Pupello. She says, “Interning with HAECO has been challenging, valuable and rewarding. I have been able to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations and gain valuable hands-on experience. During my internship, I felt confident and comfortable in my environment, trusted as a member of the team, and offered many opportunities to expand on my skills.” The company has the opportunity to find future employees and strengthen relationships with community organizations and universities while the students gain vital skills and experience that they carry throughout their careers. Over the past 3 years, 8 interns accepted full-time positions with the company.
The Co-Op/Internship program allows HAECO to gain new perspectives and ideas through the student’s interaction with company employees while providing valuable experience to the program’s participants.