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K10: Resilient New Orleans

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I remember the day like it was yesterday - Hurricane Katrina had made landfall in New Orleans and was quickly devastating and destroying everything I knew about home. My house.  My grandparents’ house.  My high school. Favorite neighborhood park. Everything. Although I had moved away from New Orleans a year before the storm, it was absolutely devastating to watch my... read more

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Campus Reach: Family is just a Flight Away

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Campus Reach internships regularly open the doors to learning, friendship, and fulltime jobs. But in my case, it also opened doors to love, healing, and the chance to serve my family in a way I never expected. When I heard the news that I landed an internship in the Diversity & Inclusion Department at Southwest Airlines, I was thrilled. I drove the 1,702 miles from my... read more

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From Intern to Coordinator: It’s Not Work When You Love What You Do

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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius  I love this quote.  I’ve been an Intern in Southwest’s Campus Reach program, and am now lucky enough to have a full-time position as a Coordinator within the People Department (Southwest’s HR Department). I’ve been at Southwest a year now, counting my time as an Intern.... read more

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LUV Mail: Raising the Bar

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At Southwest, we’re raising the bar when it comes to Hospitality and Reliability.  Just ask Customer Ron Wilson, who recently had a very uplifting experience with some of our finest at our Detroit (DTW) Cargo Office.  If you ask DTW Freight Agent Sandy Tarrant, DTW Ramp Agent Joe Toth, and DTW Ramp Agent Mac Macintosh though, they say it’s all in a day’s work. Ron... read more

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Campus Reach: Southwest Summer Camp

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Between July 21 and 23, Southwest Airlines hosted the first-ever Southwest Summer Camp--a summer camp for the high school-aged children of Employees.  It was a fun week of career development and making new friends from all over the country, whose parents work in all areas of Southwest. Here’s a Q & A with camper De Jai Bell about her experience at Southwest Summer... read more

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Rakes, and Shovels, and Axes (Oh My!)

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They say Southwest isn’t your average internship. Little did I know what that entailed. On the morning of July 10, 75 Southwest Interns piled into cars and caravanned to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Dallas. (more...)

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Our August Star: Oakland CSA Gail Smith

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If you see Gail Smith at the Oakland International Airport, she’ll undoubtedly greet you with a cheerful smile and helpful attitude. Gail has been a Customer Service Agent at Southwest Airlines for eight years. Even though her interactions with Customers at the ticket counter, baggage desk, and gate podium last only a few minutes, it’s her goal to make each encounter a... read more

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Our Internship Program is Evolving: Introducing Campus Reach

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From "Smart Camp" to the far-reaching influence of Campus Reach, Southwest is hard at work building a pipeline of qualified candidates who are invested in Southwest.    Introducing Campus Reach We’re transitioning from NoLimits to Campus Reach to expand awareness of Southwest as an employment brand. For example, our wildly successful undergraduate internship... read more

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