News from Career Services: Week of 10/10/16

New Hires!

Apprentice for Stedman & Kazounis Plumbing & Heating, Charlestown, RI (PLBH)
2 Designers for West Elm – a branch of Williams-Sonoma, Providence, RI (IDB)
2D/3D Artist with Real Cool Productions, Mansfield, MA (GMW) Grad stated it is his “dream job”!
IT Associate with Horizon Beverage, Norton, MA (CYBT)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • Middletown, RI – Audio Visual Technician position
  • Exeter, RI -Video Production (paid) Intern for students

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • West Greenwich, RI – Print Production Assistant. The role is great for grads from GMW and it features excellent starting pay.
  • Providemce, RI –  Graphic Designer
  • Cranston, RI – 3 open jobs for creative candidates: One is a Managerial role and two are for Graphic Designers.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Somerset, MA – Entry Level Technician
  • West Greenwich – Technicians and Service Writer
  • Middletown, RI – Entry level Technicians
  • Warren, RI – Technician
  • Merrimack, NH – Automotive/Welding Teacher
  • Mansfield, MA – Experience ASE Certified Technician
  • Newport, RI – Municipal Fleet Technician
  • Nantucket, MA – Technician
  • Warwick, RI – Automotive Combination Worker
  • Coventry, RI – Technician
  • Boston, MA – Fleet Mechanics, 2 openings
  • North Providence, RI – Technician
  • Franklin, MA & Wakefield, RI – 3 openings for Technicians

October 13th – annual Student Cookout at Access Road which was combined with a networking event for employers hiring AUT/AUB and MT students for part time work. Companies that attended were: Enterprise, UPS, Flood Ford, Boch Automotive, The Hinckley Company, Bald Hill Dodge, CarMax and Balise.

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • North Kingstown, RI – Vet Tech
  • Vet Techs are in very high demand, not just in the New England area, but across the country. We received a posting from a Veterinary Office in Northern Pennsylvania who were seeking our graduates.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Providence, RI – Security Intern position for CYBT students; $18/hr
  • Providence, RI – IT Infrastructure Internship that works well for IT Network Engineering and Cyber Security students.
  • Middletown, RI – Web Content Manager for candidates from either IT Software Engineering or Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design.

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Pascoag, RI – Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager and CAD Drafter
  • Saunderstown, RI – Carpenter and Laborer
  • Chestnut Hill, MA – Project Manager
  • Attleboro, MA – Mechanical Designer, Sales Manager Trainee & Design Assistant
  • Wellesley, MA – Structural Drafter

Upcoming event: October 26th, 4:30 – 6:00 Employer Networking Night for CMT, ABT, BCC, ID & CET

News from Career Services: Week of 10/3/2016

New Hires!

  • R & D Engineering Technician for Hanna Instruments, Woonsocket, RI (ELTB)
  • Apprentice for Chris Electric, Newport, RI (ELY)
  • Electrical Designer for Electric Boat, Quonset Pt (ELY)
  • Engineer/Draftsman for Porter Machine, W. Greenwich, RI (MCTB)
  • Game Designer /R&D freelancer for MasonDogg Studios, Atlanta, GA (VDEB)
  • Field Service Engineer for MFL Group, Cumberland, RI (ELTB) – Traveling to Italy for training!
  • IT Support Technician Intern with East Bridgewater Public Schools, (ITN) – NEIT alum posted the role as he also landed a full time job with them from his Internship.

 

VET TECH & ANIMAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • Animal Clinic in Warwick, RI posted two roles – Vet Tech and a Veterinary Receptionist that works for graduates from Animal Business Management in order to get a foot in the door with a veterinary clinic.
  • Vet Clinic in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Vet Tech.  NEIT Vet Techs continue to be in high demand.

REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS, PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS

Companies in the following cities have all expanded and are in need of Apprentices, Journeyman and Master Technicians.  All are struggling to find more workers!

  • Wakefield, RI
  • Providence, RI
  • Charlestown, RI
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • One company has various locations in RI, CT, MA

Additional Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology opportunities:

  • Carver, MA – Maintenance Mechanic
  • Bristol, MA – Plumber/Operations Manager
  • Boston, MA – Maintenance Technician
  • Storrs, CT – Building Services Manager
  • South Easton, MA – Field Service Technician

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • Providence, RI – Marketing and Accounting Internships
  • Cranston, RI – Project Support Specialist

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A Health Center in Maine is seeking a Sleep Studies Technician.  This role works well for graduates from the Respiratory Care program.
  • A hospital in New London, CT recruiting Surgical Techs for the Maternity Unit OR.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Taunton, MA posted a paid Computer Engineering Internship that is ideal for students in ITN or CYBT.
  • A company in E. Taunton, MA contacted NEIT to say that they are having explosive growth and they are looking for candidates from a variety of technical programs including IT Software and Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design.
  • A company in Southington, CT posted two jobs with NEIT:
    • Systems Administrator for graduates of IT Networking or Cyber Security
    • Software Developer Level I for graduates from IT Software Engineering or Game Development

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

Electronics Systems Engineering / Electrical Engineering Technology:

  • Providence, RI company is looking for Machine Builder/Programmer candidates ($40-50K).
  • Pawtucket, RI company is seeking candidates for both Engineering and Technician level positions.
  • Mansfield, MA company is seeking Maintenance Control Technicians paying $27-34/hr.  Great for our ELTB, ESTA, and ELY graduates.

Electrical Technology:

  • Canton, MA company has an Entry Level Technician position for ELY graduates interested in working with industrial electrical industry.
  • Fall River, MA company is seeking Electrical Technician candidates working with electrical controls and production equipment.

 

 

A Salute to a NEIT Occupational Therapy Grad

n.petrucci picNatalie Petrucci, MS, OTR/L, is a three-time graduate of New England Tech! Her degrees include an  Associate in Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Currently, she is employed at Fatima Hospital and works in its two inpatient psychiatric units. Natalie also serves as the student coordinator for Occupational Therapy (OT) students who require placement in a mental health setting.

Natalie first began her career at Fatima Hospital in May 2013 as a part time occupational therapist on the locked psychiatric intensive treatment unit (ITU).  Her role has grown considerably since then now serving as the main occupational therapist for the two adult in-patient psychiatric units. Natalie has integrated occupational therapy back into Fatima Hospital’s partial hospital program facilitating three groups on a weekly basis teaching coping skills, evaluating patients, and providing one-on-one therapy. She also serves on the behavioral emergency response team.

Natalie is the student fieldwork coordinator for psychiatric placements and coordinates schedules with NEIT, CCRI, Worcester State and Quinnipiac University to maintain a steady flow of students each year.  She passes her extensive knowledge and skills on to her students. Natalie said, “Students bring with them new ideas and new ways of learning. They are excited to work in this environment, which means they bring a lot of positive energy with them.”

TechXpo 2016 Attracts Over 75 Companies and Hundreds of Students and Alumni

On March 10, 2016, the Career Services Office held its annual Technology Career Expo (TechXpo) on the East Greenwich Campus. This event is the largest career event that the college hosts, with hundreds of representatives attending from companies across the region and beyond. This year the event was geared towards students and alumni from Business Management, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Digital Media Production, Electrical Technology, Electronics Systems, Electrical Engineering, Game Development/Simulation Programming, Graphics/Multimedia/Web Design, Information Technology – Network Engineering/Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Video Game Development/Design. The majority of the companies who attended the event were actively recruiting for positions in their company and provided insight into the many different careers that can stem from earning a New England Tech degree. Several companies had representatives present who were NEIT Alumni themselves, and they did a great job of conveying how their degrees from NEIT helped shape their careers. The alumni were:

• Keith Tingus from ACS Services, Inc.
• Michael Paulhus from Amica Mutual Insurance Company
• Sarah (Renaud) Martone from Brave River Solutions
• Kyle Daun from Compass IT Compliance
• Jeremy Girard from Envision Technology Advisors
• Glenn Barboza, Justin Taylor, and Jarrod Hastie from iAutomation
• Darren Bathgate from Kenzan
• Gary Maccarone from Ocean State Signal Company
• Gregory Winslow from Overhead Door Co. of Providence
• Thomas Battista from Schneider Electric
• Gordon Tempest from Secure Future Tech Solutions
• Mike Esposito from SencorpWhite, Inc.
• Shawn Harmon from Sertex Broadband Solutions
• James Sloan and David Balls from Tech Research Group
• Rory Manier and Robert-Louis Valle from TJX
• Jim Maymon from Tyco SimplexGrinnell
• Jeff Souza and Ronald Roberts from Woodard & Curran

Many of the employers made comments about how impressed they were by the attendees’ professional attire and preparedness during the event, and some students and alumni were even able to secure interviews the day of the TechXpo. New England Institute of Technology would like to thank everyone who attended the event, as well as the volunteers who helped coordinate another successful Career Expo! New England Tech career events are always closed to the public, which makes it a great opportunity to network and make connections with employers who are specifically interested in NEIT students and alumni. Next year will mark the 20th annual Technology Career Expo and we hope to make it our largest and best-attended TechXpo ever!

These guys dressed to impress!

These guys dressed to impress!

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Lots of activity in Tech Way during the TechXpo.

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NEIT Alumni Jeremy Girard from Envision Technology Advisors speaks with a current student.

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Graphics, Multimedia & Web Design student Bailey Jaeckel presents his resume to Tiffany & Co.

Business Management Students Hold Alumni Panel Discussion

Business Management AlumniThird-quarter Business Management students in their Management Practice Lab 1 planned an end-of-quarter event–a panel discussion, where NEIT Business Management alumni were invited to share their success stories and advice with current  MGT students. Students in the lab were divided into two teams, each with a project manager, who assigned various tasks  to their teams from booking a room in which to host the event, devising a list of people to invite, to writing the biographies of the panelists and the thank-you letters to send to the panelists after the event.

Among the panelists was Yrleni (Leni) Garciaadministrative assistant in the Automotive Technology at NEIT. A  Phi Theta Kappa honor society member, who is working towards her bachelor’s degree at NEIT, Leni received her associate from New England Institute of Technology in 2002. Employed at NEIT for nine years, her job includes working for three departments, which she says while hectic at times, is extremely rewarding. Leni stressed the importance of image, from the way you speak to the way you dress. She advised the students to keep a “business management attitude” at all times.

Suzanne Caldeira, vice president of Shamrock Financial, graduated from NEIT with her associate degree in business management in 1994. In her position as a mortgage broker, she helps buyers obtain financing to purchase various types of homes as well as to refinance existing properties. When asked what the most rewarding part of her job was, her answer was simple, “Changing people’s lives. Buying a home is a dream to many people.”  She is excited to be a part of that dream. When asked for advice about entering the workforce, her answer resonated with all the students, “Don’t see failure as a failure; see it as a step forward.”

Keith Thompson earned his bachelor degree from NEIT in 2008 and works as an IT Training and Development Specialist in the Computing & Information Services at Brown University. Keith, understanding the value of education, earned his Professional Training Certification from Bryant University, as well as an ITTL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management in 2013. In 2014, he went online to earn an Instructional Design Certification from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Keith is presently pursuing an MSE in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (online). He hopes to one day return to NEIT to teach, providing the students with the valuable education that was given to him.

When asked how the MGT curriculum prepared him, he responded, “The foundation prepares you for anything; it depends on how hungry you are. Anyone can get a degree, it’s what you do with it.” Keith went on to ask the audience, “By a show of hands, how many of you are afraid of what’s next?” All the students in the audience raised their hands, and he responded, “If you’re not afraid, your dreams are not big enough! You’re all where you should be.”

Paul Pinto, vice president of Client Engagement for Atrion Networking Corporation, earned his bachelor degree from NEIT in 2005. Paul said the biggest rookie mistake graduates can make when entering the workforce is to “take opportunity for granted.” He also gave valuable advice about going through the interview process. He said, “Presentation! First impressions are important. Convey what’s important to you, and let the potential employer know what you bring to the workplace. Be yourself! Do your homework, and know the company. Know where you see yourself in the future.” He went on to say, “Things don’t happen overnight; be disciplined. Take steps every single day to get to your goal and measure it.”

Bob Larrabeesenior account executive in the Center for Technology and Industry at New England Institute of Technology, graduated in 2006 from NEIT with a bachelor’s degree in MGT. When he was asked what the most rewarding part of his job was, he told the audience that seeing students come to NEIT, learn skills, earn a degree, gain confidence, and ultimately become employed is the biggest reward of all.

MGT students were impressed with the panelists’ stories, which gave them insight into what’s next for them once they earn their degrees.

Join us for TECHXPO 2016!

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Please join us for TECHXPO 2016, our annual Technology Career Expo, on Thursday, March 10, 2016. This event will be held on all three levels of Tech Way on the East Greenwich Campus from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, with many companies set to attend. So take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire. Current students from all quarters and graduates from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: Business Management, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Digital Media Production, Electrical Technology, Electronics Systems, Electrical Engineering, Game Development/Simulation Programming, Graphics/Multimedia/Web Design, Information Technology – Network Engineering/Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Video Game Development/Design. If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x 3458.

List of attending companies (as of 3/2/2016):

NEIT to Host Free Career Exploration Workshops

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a free series of Career Exploration workshops designed for individuals interested in exploring various career options. Each Career Exploration Day will feature two to three hands-on workshops giving participants the opportunity to experience firsthand some of the job responsibilities in their field of interest. Faculty, graduates and employers will be on hand to guide students through the activities and to answer any questions regarding potential career paths.

All Career Exploration Days are free of charge and will be conducted on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with lunch available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. The schedule of workshops is as follows:

January 9, 2016: Automotive, Marine, and Criminal Justice

January 23, 2016:  Information Technology and Digital Media

February 6, 2016:  Health Sciences

February 27, 2016:  Engineering and Architecture

March 5, 2016:  Building Trades

March 12, 2016: Various Management Programs

Sherman stated. “For more than 75 years, New England Tech has offered technical hands-on training to its students. Learning by doing is what drives our more than 50 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The goal of the Career Exploration workshops is to offer individuals the opportunity to gain a stronger sense of their career interests through hands-on activities as well as to learn about the education and training that will be required to be successful in the workplace.”

To RSVP or for a complete listing of the programs being offered, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call 401-467-7744 for more information.

Career Exploration Series

This is an awesome new series to help potential students get a taste of what these careers in these fields would be like.  All Career Exploration Days are FREE of charge.  To RSVP or learn more, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call Admissions at 401.467.7744 ext. 3357.

New England Tech Career Exploration Days

 

 

Business Management Graduates Share Their Experiences

Pictured from left, seated: Panelists Terri Sardelli, Marianne Solsberg, Keith Thompson and Lester Laracuente. Standing: Students Evelyn Pardo, Kyla Broomfield, Peter Cauchon, Luis Calderon, Cody Drew, Timothy Gatzke, Jorge Pinto, Jamal Brooks and Associate Professor Elizabeth Hoch. Panelists not pictured: Jennie DeSantis, Maria Bourski and Ed Carlson.

Pictured from left, seated: Panelists Terri Sardelli, Marianne Solsberg, Keith Thompson and Lester Laracuente. Standing: Students Evelyn Pardo, Kyla Broomfield, Peter Cauchon, Luis Calderon, Cody Drew, Timothy Gatzke, Jorge Pinto, Jamal Brooks and Associate Professor Elizabeth Hoch. Panelists not pictured: Jennie DeSantis, Maria Bourski and Ed Carlson.

Business Management Technology (MGT) students conducted two alumni panel discussions as part of their lab work in a newly redesigned course, MGM 198 Business Management Practice Lab as taught by Associate Professor Elizabeth Hoch. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to manage projects and to work in teams to plan events. For this project, students wrote biographies of the panelists and devised panelist questions, ordered refreshments, and took photos of the participants. Speaking with the graduates was the highlight of the project because students wanted to know “what it’s really like out there.”

The day class hosted five MGT bachelor degree graduates: Denise Provost ’14, financial aid officer at NEIT; Bob Larrabee  ‘06, senior account executive at NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry;  Elizabeth Scotto ’07, human resources generalist at Brown University and MBA graduate from Johnson & Wales University; MGT associate degree graduates Anthony Badessa  ‘14, director of e-commerce and store manager at Diamond Legends; and Lucas Wilbur ‘12, supervisor of environmental systems in the environmental office of the Rhode Island Army National Guard.  As Scotto stated, “You may be overwhelmed with classes, homework, and exams, but remember to take one day at a time. Paraphrasing from Nelson Algren’s novel A Walk on the Wild Side, Scotto said,  “Inch by inch, life’s a cinch; yard by yard, life is hard.”

The evening students hosted bachelor’s grads Marianne Solsberg, ’05, a special education teacher at Hope High School, a MGT adjunct faculty member, and a master’s degree graduate from Johnson & Wales University; Terri Sardelli ‘08, a former buyer at Yardney Technical Products; Lester Laracuente ‘13, owner and operator of Meticulous Paintless Dent Removal; Keith Thompson ‘08, IT training and development specialist at Brown University; Jennie DeSantis, ’05, executive director of player development at Foxwoods Resort Casino and a MBA graduate from Johnson & Wales University; associate degree MGT grad, Maria Bourski ‘13, a human resource coordinator at Hasbro, Inc.; and Ed Carlson, manager of player development at Foxwoods and a MBA graduate from the University of New Haven.

 “It was a good experience for the business management students to be acquainted with the alumni and see where they are today,” observed one student.  “I learned that anything is possible and having a degree is more important than I thought,” stated another student. As Dr. Karen Whalen-Berry, Business Management Technology department chair concurred, “Any management curriculum will provide an understanding and ask you to explain how to, in this case, effectively manage projects.  Much more important and at the heart of NEIT’s business management degree programs is practicing the skills and being able to actually complete the task, or to practice effective management of a project.”

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Business Management Technology.

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Technology Career Expo a HUGE Success

9-Technology ExpoNEIT’s largest annual Technology Career Expo was held on March 12th with 81 companies on campus.  Local, regional and national companies came to speak with students and alumni from several Engineering Technologies, Construction Management, Criminal justice, Business Management, Interior Design, Digital Media Production, Video Game Design, and Information Technologies.

One employer stated, “Candidates were dressed to impress and were well prepared.”

Many students and graduates secured interviews and made great connections.