The wind and rain didn’t stop enthusiastic Vaughn students from attending the annual fall career fair which was hosted by the office of career services in the hangar on Thursday, September 25.

Hundreds of professionally dressed students filled the hangar, along with more than 50 potential employers, including some Vaughn alumni.  Career fairs provide students with opportunities to communicate directly with employers, gaining insight on what to expect in a professional setting.

Repeat attendee Endeavor Air Inc., has provided internships and job placement for Vaughn students, as well as over 70 scholarships in the past year.

“We enjoy working with Vaughn students because they are knowledgeable and well versed when they walk in here,” said Ken Munger, a pilot at Endeavor Air Inc. “Everyone is so pleasant and full of energy and that’s what we look for.”

Hopscotch Air, Inc. was new to the career fair this year.  Some other newcomers included Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, Northeast Aero Compressor Corporation, Expeditors and Air Charter Service/Aviation.

Alumni Fred Gill and William Rosa of the MTA Metro North Railroad Company, along with Antonio Delvalle, attended the career fair in hopes of gaining new talent from the pool of current students.

“I graduated from Vaughn not too long ago and things have already changed for me,” Rosa said with a smile.  “The skills I’ve learned here have put me on a great path.”

Gill expressed great memories from his Vaughn College years.  “When I went to school here, it was a totally different campus.  Now that the facility is larger, it is an even greater environment for the students to learn in.”

For information on upcoming events, contact Philip Meade, executive director of career services at 718.429.6600, ext. 189 or , or Jessica Caron, associate director of career services at 718.429.6600, ext. 148 or .


Prospective employers speak to Vaughn students.