I work as a career counselor at a university, and I am hoping to get some advice from you all in order to help guide one of my students down the right career path.
My students is a 34 year old male with a private pilots license and a 4 year college degree from UCLA. Smart, capable, stand up guy. He is considering going to ATP in order to get his commercial license. However, he has 4 misdemeanors on his record from 8+ years ago. Two drunk in public, 1 exhibition of speed on a motorcycle and one possession of marijuana. He is looking into getting his record expunged, but my question to all of you: Is this a career path worth pursuing for him? He has other career options, and as you know, ATP is a huge investments, so I’m worried that he would invest time and money and not be able to get a good pilot job afterwards due to his record.
Any advice that you have to offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!