Michel Ajjan

2016-08-08

Boston, MassachusettsAirlines/Aviation

Previous Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Landrum & Brown, Heritage Aviation, LLC

Education D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

Experience


Management Intern

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

August 2015 – July 2016 (1 year)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Analyst

Landrum & Brown

October 2014 – August 2015 (11 months)Cincinnati Area, KY

Intern

Landrum & Brown

July 2014 – September 2014 (3 months)Cincinnati Area, KY

Airport Management Intern

Heritage Aviation, LLC

August 2013 – May 2014 (10 months)Selinsgrove, PA

• Supported daily operations of the airport and fixed-base operator, including those at the facility and externally in the neighboring communities

• Ascertained owners of neighboring real estate to resolve objects identified in a runway obstruction analysis 

• Assisted in the acquisition of proper zoning permits in order to begin the future construction of a new jet aircraft hangar

Aviation Planning Intern

Port Authority of NY & NJ

June 2013 – August 2013 (3 months)Greater New York City Area

Provided research and analytical support to key members of a comprehensive, multi-airport system Capacity Planning Study team

Reviewed Records of Decision and Environmental Impact Statements and documented planning costs associated with major modernization and capacity enhancement programs to ascertain the competitive environment in the aviation industry

Participated in Airfield Movement driver orientation, which included signage, lighting, and ground marking training at Newark Liberty International Airport

Participated in meetings and networking events with internal and external stakeholders, including Port Authority executive and senior staff, the Federal Aviation Administration, and aviation consultants

Field Research Intern

CoStar Group, Inc

May 2012 – August 2012 (4 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

• Created and reconciled company and property locations using mapping software, satellite imagery and geospatial data

• Interviewed tenants to verify and confirm relocation of business and other property information

• Tested new company technology and processes, such as GPS-tracking systems for the company's new fleet of research vehicles

Career Program Intern

The Posse Foundation

June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

• Organized and coordinated Career Program events that prepare Posse scholars for the professional world that include guest speakers such as executives, attorneys, and professors 

• Facilitated leadership workshops and assisted program trainers with pre-collegiate training 

• Responsible for event promotion and outreach through communication with 210 Posse scholars

Airport Ambassador

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

February 2010 – August 2010 (7 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Performed quality customer service that enhanced the traveling experience of airline passengers at Washington Dulles International Airport

Managed the flow of passengers throughout terminal and security areas upon the arrival of AeroTrain

Supported Customs and Border Protection with the organization of passengers and custom and visa paperwork for entry into the United States

Volunteer Experience & Causes


Member

Katrina Recovery Team - Bucknell University

May 2013Economic Empowerment

The Katrina Recovery Team has been going to the Gulf Coast region twice a year since 2006. Each trip includes a group of students, faculty and staff helping to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


Our group spent the week working with the St. Bernard Project to assist in constructing a new home for a family that lost their house to Hurricane Katrina. In addition, we...more

University Affairs Executive

Bucknell Advancing Communities by Educating and Serving

March 2013Economic Empowerment

• Participated in an annual community service trip to the Dominican Republic where a food drive was administered in San Cristobal, medical outreach offered near Santo Domingo, and supported community building with students in Cabon 

• Served as the liaison between BACES and the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and other university organizations in order to help fundraise $15,000...more

Bucknell UniversityStudent Leader

Bucknell University

March 2011 – March 2012 (1 year 1 month)Civil Rights and Social Action

I was a Student Leader of an annual community service trip that focused on an exploration of the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee:


• Co-planned community service activities for 15 undergraduates that included neighborhood cleanups in Memphis, college outreach to students in Little Rock, and an educational visit to the University of Mississippi 

• Facilitated reflective conversations...more

Publications


Natalia Kills - an Introduction(Link)

Campus Vinyl

October 28, 2013

An opinion piece praising the musical work of Natalia Kills.

Kaleidoscope Dream with Guest Author Michel Ajjan(Link)

Campus Vinyl

April 20, 2013

A look into musical artist Miguel's second studio album.

Languages


English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Arabic

Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish

Limited working proficiency

Education


D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

2016 – 2018

Bucknell University

Bucknell University

Bachelor's Degree, Economics; International Relations

2010 – 2014

Activities and Societies: Residential Adviser, Junior Fellow - Residential Colleges, Phi Kappa Psi, WVBU 90.5 FM, Social Justice Residential College, Coke Athletics Marketing Intern

Additional Info

Interests

Commercial Aviation, Musical production, European Art and Impressionist Paintings, Urban transportation, Architecture

Personal Details

Birthday August 29

Honors & Awards

Additional Honors & Awards

Posse Foundation Full-Tuition Leadership Scholarship; Mary Dau Scholarship; Danish Institute for Study Abroad Scholarship

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