On Thursday September 24, the Vaughn College Office of Career Services hosted its fall career fair virtually. Fifteen employers joined in order to network with more than 200 Vaughn students. The career fair is a great way for students to meet and build professional relationships with employers in industries that the institution serves. Among the companies that attended were PSA Airlines, NYPD, Republic Airways and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

“The aviation industry is resilient, it has its ups and downs, and Republic has been strategic in its actions and its plan for long term sustainability,” said Megan Ley, talent development consultant, at Republic Airways. “You should follow your passion; anyone in aviation will tell you it’s a great career even with its ups and downs.”  

Although a deviation from the norm, Karen R. Moldes, a current Vaughn student in the airframe and powerplant technology program, enjoyed attending the career fair virtually.  

“The virtual career fair was a great experience. The fair was well organized and in comparison to physically attending a career fair, this was a more efficient way to get the message across to the right people,” expressed Moldes. The chat box was a great way to share questions and information to everyone. Personally, I find it difficult to attend these types of events physically. I’m looking forward to more virtual career fairs.”

The office of career services will hold another career fair in the spring semester.