Vaughn Hosts one of the Largest Career Fairs in Event History
On Thursday, April 14, Vaughn students filled the hangar to attend the office of career services’ spring career fair. A total of 67 companies attended the event, 13 for the first time, offering students information about various internship and career opportunities available to them now and in the near future.
A number of alumni returned to campus to recruit new hires to their companies, a trend that the College has seen at many of its career fairs.
Patrick Martino ’66 received his associate degree in mechanical engineering when the College was still known as the Academy of Aeronautics. He recalls a time at the institution where there were only three majors: Electrical engineering, design and mechanical engineering along with an Airframe and Powerplant license. Martino now works for the technical services division at Dayton T. Brown as a program manager.
“This institution has changed so much since I graduated,” Martino said. “ I attended Vaughn when the degree programs were more limited, now the students have so much to choose from, which gives them more career opportunities once they graduate.”
Margo Moe ’15 recently graduated from Vaughn with a degree in Avionics and now works for the Safe Flight Instrument Corporation as a repair technician.
“Vaughn prepares its students for working in this industry with hands-on labs and professors who are always available and want to see you succeed,” said Moe. “That’s why I’m happy I had this opportunity to come back to campus to meet with the next generation of Vaughn graduates.” Moe has spent two years at Safe Flight and hopes to maintain a lasting relationship with Vaughn in order to hire more of its graduates.
More than 300 Vaughn students attended the career fair, making it one of the largest turnouts in the event’s history. Philip Meade, executive director of career services, credits Vaughn students’ drive for success as the catalyst for the large turnout.
“We were thrilled to see so many students and companies at this fair,” said Meade. “Vaughn students continuously stand out among their peers when it comes to job placement, and seeing so many companies returning to campus year after year is a true testament our students’ success both inside and outside the classroom.”
The office of career services will host its next career fair in the fall 2016 semester.
(Left to right) Dayton T. Brown representatives Lori A. Comerford and Patrick Martino ’66.
(Left to right) Vaughn College alumna Margot Moe ’15 with her colleagues from Safe Flight Instrument Corporation.