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“Where are they Now?” Former Campus Reach Intern, Pilot – First Officer Nikalos Bray


We’re often asked if Campus Reach Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. Our answer: we love hiring Interns! The Campus Reach Program has built a talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you will see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Southwest Employees. 


Nikalos Bray interned on the Flight Operations Procedures and Development Team back in the summer of 2013, and is now a Pilot – First Officer in Flight Operations. Read on to learn more about his journey!


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Year/semester of internship: Summer 2013


Department/Team interned for: Flight Operations Procedures and Development Team


Department/Team and current job title: Pilot – First Officer, Flight Operations


Time at Southwest: Three months


Favorite Southwest city: San Diego


Most memorable Southwest moment/event: My most memorable moment was attending the Atlanta Cutting Edge event, where we worked alongside the Ramp Agents to better understand their daily responsibilities. I even had the opportunity to pushback a plane!


First ever job: Selling hot dogs.


Proudest Southwest moment: My proudest Southwest moment was surprising one of my great friends at his new hire Pilot dinner.


Words to live by: “Life is short. Eat dessert first.”


Reasons other people should intern at Southwest: You’ll make lifelong friends and will have a blast during the internship.


Ultimate Travel Tip: Be flexible and remember to have fun along the way.