Meet Our Director of Career Services
Eric Vaughn received his Master’s Degree in Education in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2003. He has worked within the career services area for over 15 years including Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida; Doane College in Crete, Nebraska; Wells College in Aurora, New York; and the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center in Rochester, New York. Eric is the current treasurer for the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) and also is former co-chair of the GCC’s Benchmarking committee. Eric is also an active member of the Rochester Area Career Development Association (RACDA), serving on various leadership roles within the organization, and has been an active member of the National Postdoctoral Association since joining the University of Rochester.
Eric’s hobbies outside of work includes spending time with his family and puppies Sunny & Daisy, genealogy research, cooking, photography, and traveling.
Services that Eric provides are available to all SMD PhD and MS graduate students, postbac and summer scholars, and postdoctoral appointees. Make an appointment with Eric by completing the CPD Service Request Form. Eric is located in MRB G-9627 and can be reached at (585) 273-1629. *Please note: Due to COVID-19, Eric is currently working from home and happy to meet with alumni and trainees through Zoom.
To make an appointment please complete the CPD service request form
Services offered (Including, but not limited to):
- Meet and greet to learn more about services available
- Career Exploration
- Cover Letter Writing
- CV & Resume Services
- Individual Development Plan
- Informational Interviews
- Job Search Strategies including academia, industry, postdoc, etc.
- LinkedIn Profile Development
- Negotiation Skills
- Networking Strategy
- Professional Email/Communication Basics