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-two percent of Vaughn students are employed or continue their education within one year of graduating; 76 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.
92% of Vaughn grads–76% in their field–are employed or continue their education within one year.
Vaughn provides students with invaluable experiences that help prepare them for lifelong careers.
MEET THE STAFF
Chaundra DanielsDIRECTOR 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 AriasASSISTANT 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.
Rosario SuttonASSISTANT DIRECTOR/INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR Rosario is happy to support the students at Vaughn and all of the initiatives and programming in the career services department as well as those of HSI STEM. Prior to joining Vaughn, Rosario was the internship director and board member at United Nations Association of Rochester where she led the international collegiate internship program in higher education by supporting students throughout their internship process and advising them on their career objectives. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and her Master’s in International Relations from the University of San Diego. She prides herself in being of Peruvian and Dominican descent. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and is a wildlife and national parks advocate along with her husband and two sons.
To search for careers, internship opportunities, events on campus and more, log into your Handshake account using your Vaughn email.
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.
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
Equity & Inclusion
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Partners and Employers
- AAR CORP.
- AMERICAN AIRLINES
- ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE
- DELTA AIR LINES
- ENDEAVOR AIR
- FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
- JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- LOCKHEED MARTIN
- LUFTHANSA GROUP
- METRO-NORTH RAILROAD
- PIPER AIRCRAFT
- REPUBLIC AIRWAYS
- SAFELIGHT INSTRUMENTS, LLC
- SKYWEST AIRLINES
- SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
- TESLA, INC.
- THE PORT AUTHORITY
- UNITED AIRLINES
CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES
- Writing Guides
- Social Media
- Professional Success
Frequently Asked Questions
Vaughn College Career Services department manages a private job board website, Handshake (joinhandshake.com), 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.
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.
Part-time employment opportunities off-campus are available for students through various organizations that have a relationship with Vaughn.
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.
- AAR Corp
- American Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- United Airlines
- Republic Airways
- SkyWest Airlines
- Northrop Grumman
- LaGuardia Gateway Partners
- General Dynamics
- Lockheed Martin
- Endeavor Air