NorthStar University Mentorship Program:

Helping Guide and Prepare the Aviation Leaders of Tomorrow

Since 2017, NorthStar Founder Craig Picken has served as a mentor to students at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.With his decades of experience, both in the cockpit and on the front line of aviation and aerospace executive management, Craig provides a valuable and unique perspective to aspiring students.Offering vital insights into the workings of the industry, Craig helps undergraduate students understand what to expect and how to prepare for a rewarding career in aerospace.With his guidance, students able to focus their studies, learn marketable skills and build their resumes in anticipation of landing a coveted spot with an aerospace leader. 

Moving forward means giving back by preparing tomorrow’s leaders today.