On Thursday, December 1 Vaughn welcomed new and returning recruiters for the annual fall internship fair. More than 25 companies sent a total of 42 representatives to speak to students and extend the opportunity to learn about and explore pre-career opportunities. The turnout included more than 80 students who visited and networked and spoke to recruiters at the fair.

Sean Manning, internship coordinator, was happy about the number of students that stopped to meet with potential employers. “This turnout is more than I expected,” said Manning. “I encourage our students to always be active in finding potential internship opportunities before graduating. It is very crucial for post-graduate preparation.”

Embraer, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, was able attend the internship fair for the first time. Joana Araya, talent acquisition coordinator, was seeking business, management, and engineer candidates for their extensive internship program. “Vaughn is very friendly, and I’m impressed that students researched us before we had a chance to speak to them,” said Araya. Embraer offers paid internship programs with rotational assignments for their two-year program.

Vaughn also welcomed returning corporations and alumni. Jeffrey Time ‘03 is the senior airport engineer for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and he is also an alumnus of Vaughn. Being a former student, Time looks forward to working with current students and staying active with alumni affairs. Jeffery is one of the alumni recruiters that frequently return to reach out and keep connections with students.

“It’s just always important to give back. Being able to see people who have graduated from this college and see how they turned out always leaves a good impression,” said Time.

The next recruitment fair will be the spring career fair on April 6, 2017.