Career Services

Be Prepared for a Futureproof Career

Ninety-nine percent of Vaughn students are employed or continue their education within one year of graduating; 83 percent in their field of study*. This is due to the outstanding education, career counseling and experiences they receive on campus and through internships and professional experiences.

We consider the career development of each student one of our primary responsibilities. Through our office, students can receive career counseling, application and interview guidance, and long-term support―even after they leave campus and start their next steps as Vaughn alumni.

Vaughn College’s Office of Career Services has assisted students and alumni in securing meaningful internships, full-time jobs, and successful careers within their desired paths. We continuously offer career counseling, industry updates, new prospective opportunities and company literature to help students gain success in their internship and career searches.

Career Service Events

OFFICE HOURS

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 718.429.6600, extension 281

WALK-IN HOURS

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • 718-429-6600, ext. 281

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To search for career opportunities, log into your Handshake (vaughn.joinhandshake.com) account using your vaughn.edu email.

MEET THE STAFF

Philip Meade
Philip Meade Assistant Vice President

Phil manages all operations of the career services office and is responsible for helping to train students and alumni in all aspects of conducting a professional and effective job search. One of the most important roles Phil plays is to meet one-on-one with students and alumni to address their individual career plans and needs. Phil and his staff assist students and alumni in identifying career opportunities and helping candidates pursue them. The career services office also works to increase the number of companies that offer internships as well as full- and part-time employment opportunities for Vaughn students and alumni. His career counseling has helped many students obtain jobs after graduation.

Maria Alfonso
Maria Alfonso Director of Career Services

Maria recently join Vaughn College as the director of career services. Prior to coming to Vaughn, she worked for five years in academic advising, employer relations, internship programs, career services and international accreditation at a renowned university in Bogotá, Colombia. Maria is native from Colombia and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad Santo Tomas. She received a Master of Business Administration degree in international business from Montclair State University. Maria manages the operations for all career services programs and events and regulates all employment-related functions for the department. She coordinates employer relations processes and directs procedures for job placement outcomes. Maria is responsible for guiding students and alumni on career decisions and preparing them for achieving their career goals and on connecting them with employers.

Sandra Buatti-Ramos
Sandra Buatti-Ramos Internship and Career Adviser

Sandra serves as Vaughn College’s internship and career adviser, providing holistic guidance and support to students throughout their career development endeavors. She is committed to promoting social mobility and equipping students with the competencies required to ascend the social and financial strata of modern society. As a certified MBTI® Global Step I™ and Step II™ and Strong Interest Inventory™ practitioner, she works with students to identify personality type preferences, provide individual feedback, foster the development of interpersonal, collaboration, leadership, communication, and other core skills, and match students' interests with potential educational, career, and leisure activities. Sandra oversees and instructs the career development course, and currently serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Sandra holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree in communication from the University at Albany, and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from SUNY Oneonta.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often do recruiters come to campus?

Recruiters regularly visit Vaughn for events such as career fairs. They make presentations, host information tables on-campus, speak to students in classroom settings, hold workshops and interview students for job and internship positions. In 2018-2019, recruiters made more than 200 visits to the campus.

Q: Is part-time employment information available?

Part-time employment opportunities off-campus are available for students through various organizations that have a relationship with Vaughn.

Q: What services are provided from career services for current students and graduates?

Vaughn College’s career services department employs a variety of tools to assist students and alumni in their development as professionals. The department meets and communicates with individuals through appointments, e-mail and phone conversations, providing information, editing and reviewing réesumées and helping with the job and internship search process. The department conducts workshops on résumé writing, interviewing skills and job fair etiquette. It organizes job fairs in the fall and spring―, each with 40-plus organizations― an internship fair in November with 20-plus organizations , and a graduate school fair in the spring semester. The department also networks with organizations on behalf of Vaughn students for job and internship opportunities. It manages a private job board website―, Vaughn Career Connect―, where students and alumni can post réesumées and apply for positions. Employers registered on the site can post jobs as well as search and review student and alumni réesumées for potential candidates who might be a fit for open positions.

Q: What companies recruit Vaughn College graduates?

Some of the major companies hiring graduates from Vaughn College include:

  • AAR Technical Service Center
  • AlliedSignal
  • American Airlines
  • Aviation Avionics & Instruments
  • Bendix
  • Business Express
  • Cessna Citation
  • Delta
  • Dynair
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Safety International
  • Honeywell
  • Hudson General
  • JetBlue
  • Marotta Scientific Controls, Inc.
  • Northwest Airlink
  • Northrop Grumman
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Rockwell Collins Avionics
  • United Airlines
  • United Technologies
  • Xerox Corporation
Q: Are there internship opportunities for students while they pursue their degrees?

Students can gain valuable experience in an internship that is closely related to their desired career field. Internships are available with the help of the career services office in every degree program.

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