Career Services

Be Prepared for a Futureproof Career

The Career Services team welcomes all students. While providing comprehensive services and resources to ensure our students excel, we look forward to connecting students and employers to create success stories in the aviation industry. Ninety-eight percent of Vaughn students are employed or continue their education within one year of graduating; 78 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.

Mission: Coaching, counseling, and empowering students to apply strategies, use tools, and make industry connections to maneuver through their careers and contribute to their communities.

Vision: While providing comprehensive services and resources to ensure our students excel, we look forward to connecting students and employers to create success stories in the aviation industry.


98% of Vaughn grads–78% in their field–are employed or continue their education within one year.



Campus Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (in person)
Remote Hours: Monday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via email:


Phone: 718,429.6600, extension 148
Zoom meeting ID: 522 292 1468

Chaundra Daniels, Director 

Vaughn provides students with invaluable experiences that help prepare them for lifelong careers.


Chaundra Daniels

DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES Chaundra provides the guidance and structure for a range of student services offered by career services and overseeing all office operations on career development strategies. She has over 25 years working as a seasoned professional with a diverse background in the corporate, healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. An advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, she has worked as a job coach, job developer, career counselor, and project manager. She has written award winning grants and developed successful initiatives to assist students, to become more independently involved with their career planning endeavors while securing purposeful employment. Chaundra is an enthusiastic and resourceful administrator. She offers a unique communication style with the ability to successfully engage employers and motivate students through critical thinking. She has a fond appreciation of butterflies and uses their symbolic nature of “transformation” as part of her message in providing inspiration.

Bryan Arias

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - ATI AND AVIATION As the assistant director of ATI in career services, his thoughts are, “It's a place that helps future aviation enthusiasts achieve their goals. With us, you will learn the skills that will aid you in your transition from the classroom to the open skies.” Bryan Arias currently graduated with his bachelor of science degree in Aircraft Operations at Vaughn and is also currently pursuing a career as a pilot.
Donald Jimmo, Associate Director/HSI Internship Coordinator, Career Services

Donald Jimmo

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/HSI INTERSHIP COORDINATOR Donald Jimmo works with students to prepare them for their careers by helping them with resumes, internships and career placement. He is student-focused and engages with them throughout their college career. Donald began his eight-year term at Vaughn teaching ESL then as an adjunct English instructor. He also helped turn the Writing Center into the Academic Success Center and has assisted many engineering students write conference papers and degree project papers. As a veteran and first-generation college graduate, Donald’s goal is to provide students with the support he didn’t have during his education.

To search for careers, internship opportunities, events on campus and more, log into your Handshake account using your Vaughn email.



Professional Development Workshop Series

Industry Resumes
February 1 | 11 a.m.

Professional Development Workshop Series

Effective Interviewing
February 6 | 11 a.m.

Professional Development Workshop Series

Conference Networking
February 8 | 11 a.m.

Allegheny Airport

Virtual Employer Engagement
February 9 | 10 a.m.

Internship Workshop

Employer Engagement
February 20 | 11 a.m.


Employer Engagement
February 22 | 11 a.m.


February 29 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Employer Engagement
February 29 

Spring Career Fair

March 14 | 1 – 5 p.m.
Main Campus
Register on Handshake

Student Courses

Career Development (CD101)
This course prepares students for the many career opportunities available to them as students and graduates. Topics covered include research, job, and internship search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, networking, and interviewing skills, career competencies, and other relevant career topics. This course graded as pass / fail. Prerequisites: The successful completion of FYE/FYI101.

Course Objectives
Students will learn the requisite (NACE’s Core Competencies) that employers are looking for in addition to experience and technical skills. There are eight career readiness competencies, each of which can be demonstrated in a variety of ways.

  • Career & Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Career Insights

Need Help Finding Your Major or Career Path? Our Career Insights tool can help.

Explore Careers is proud to partner with Vaughn College to offer additional employment opportunities to their students and alumni. is the most- recommended aviation job website, always free to jobseekers, and a great place to find your next career!

Partners and Employers

  • NASA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I stay informed about internship and job opportunities?

Vaughn College Career Services department manages a private job board website, Handshake (, where students and alumni can post resumes and apply for positions. Employers registered on the site can post jobs as well as search and review student and alumni resumes for potential candidates who might be a fit for open positions.

Q: How often do recruiters come to campus?

Recruiters regularly visit Vaughn for events such as Employer Engagement Days. They make virtual and on campus presentations, host information tables, speak to students in classroom settings, hold workshops and interview students for job and internship positions.

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, phone and Zoom conversations, providing information, editing and reviewing resumes and helping with the job and internship search process. The department conducts workshops on résumé writing, interviewing skills and professional conference preparation. It organizes Employment Engagement Days in the fall and spring. The department also networks with organizations and companies on behalf of Vaughn students for job and internship opportunities.

Q: What companies recruit Vaughn College graduates?
  • AAR Corp
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Republic Airways
  • SkyWest Airlines
  • Tesla
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Lufthansa
  • FlightCheck
  • LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • General Dynamics
  • Gulfstream
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Endeavor Air
  • Boeing
  • Volvo
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*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 314 graduates in 2021. 154 reported an outcome for an 49% response rate. The 2021 graduate class includes September 2020, December 2020 and May 2021.