News from Career Services: Week of 8/15/16

Here are some examples of jobs that came through the Career Services Office this week, including newly hired grads!

New Hires!

  • Health Information Technician at Kent Center, Warwick, RI (EMR) – grad had 2 offers in 1 day!
  • Jr. Developer for Teknor Apex, Pawtucket, RI (ITS) company is paying for Master’s degree!
  • 3 developers hired by Seczetta, Newport, RI (GDS) – company has hired approx. 12 NEIT grads
  • Assistant Project Manager hired by Innovative Construction, Tiverton, RI (CMT) Sept. grad.
  • Wind Turbine Tech hired by Vensys, Coventry, RI (ELY)

AUTOMOTIVE/AUTO COLLISION REPAIR:  SO MANY jobs in the past 1 ½ weeks!

  • Owner of a body shop in Providence, RI liked the Auto Collision Repair grad that is currently working for him so much that he is now looking for an Automotive Technician.
  • Framingham, MA – Fleet Technician for basic repair of diesel trucks and forklifts
  • Providence, RI – Part Time Auto Body Detailer
  • Branford, CT – Oil Lube Techs, Technicians, & Valets
  • Hamden, CT – Collision Repair Technician
  • East Providence, RI  – Technician
  • Cranston, RI – Entry Level Technician
  • Wakefield, RI – Entry Level Technician
  • Cranston, RI – Diesel and Sr. Diesel Mechanic
  • Sunapee, NH – Technician for classic cars and trucks
  • Southeastern MA and all of RI – Management Trainee, Car Detailers & Drivers
  • Bristol, RI – Collision Repair
  • Warwick, RI – Automotive Technician

MARINE TECHNOLOGY:

  • New Rochelle, NY – Marine Technician; pay ranges from $30K to $100k
  • North Kingstown, RI – part time Deckhand
  • Marblehead, MA – Marine Technician
  • Cataumet, MA – Marine Technician
  • Chatham, MA – Several openings for Marine Technicians and also for Marine Yard Personnel

VET TECH & ANIMAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT:

  • A holistic veterinarian’s office in Bristol, RI is recruiting Vet Tech.  The field continues to be very strong with a significant number of job opportunities.
  • A veterinary center in Cumberland, RI is seeking a Vet Tech.  They stated that there is a shortage of Vet Techs and they are hoping to hire someone with the skills acquired from NEIT.

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT:

  • Medical Assistant grads continue to be in very high demand in RI, MA, CT and throughout the US.

RESPIRATORY CARE:

  • Company in Norwood, MA is seeking RC graduates.

ENGINEERING:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

  • A company in North Providence, RI posted a Paid Internship for a Cyber Security student.  The previous CYBT student was subsequently hired by the company.
  • A company in Providence, RI posted 2 openings: Sr. Software Engineer and Python Developer – ideal for Information Technology/Software Engineering or Game Development/Simulation Programming grads.
  • A Warwick, RI company posted a role for an IT Help Desk Team Leader.  The director of IT for this company happens to be an NEIT grad who started his work there in an internship.  The company has hired many interns and grads from Information Technology/Network Engineering and Cyber Security.

News from Career Services: Week of 8/8/16

Here are some examples of jobs that came through the Career Services Office this week:

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local news station is recruiting for an Editor and Photographer
  • A venue management company is seeking a Production Manager
  • A media outlet is recruiting students for Part Time Board Operator
  • A public access television network is recruiting a Staff Producer
  • A local university posted a position for a Digital Media Production Videographer & Editor

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Help Desk Candidate that would work on a short term assignment in Connecticut.  This position can help to really build a resume for IT Networking and Cyber Security graduates.
  • A role for an IT Desktop Support / Audio Visual Tech.  This position works well for a student who is in the IT Networking or the Cyber Security program.
  • A role for a Software Programmer that is a good fit for graduates from the IT Software or Game Development programs.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING & BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

  • Tiverton, RI – Assistant Project Manager travel required
  • North Attleboro, MA – Drafter
  • Providence, RI – Drafting Intern
  • Taunton, MA – CAD Drafter
  • Bellingham, MA – Drafter/Detailer
  • Cranston, RI –3 Drafters
  • Johnston, RI – Entry Level Safety Coordinator
  • Warwick, RI – Laborer
  • Saunderstown, RI – Carpenters
  • Portsmouth, RI – Finish Carpenter

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS

  •  A company based in Warwick, RI hired another grad as a Plumbing Apprentice.  This is the 12th Apprentice hired since 2013.  They hire both Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas Technology and Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology graduates.
  •  Plumbing company in Cranston, RI is seeking Apprentice candidates
  •  A water treatment company in Wyoming, RI is recruiting for a Service Technician

ENGINEERING

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A nursing and rehabilitation facility in West Warwick, RI listed a part time Activity Aide for a health care student.

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Providence, RI facility – has an opening for a Surgical Technologist
  • Milford, MA facility – has 2 Surgical Technologist openings

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

  • A staffing agency is looking for candidates to handle phone support for customers regarding their medications.
  • A Rhode Island optical dispensary is offering strong pay along with a benefit package and will also provide extra training in ophthalmology.
  • An eye care center in Dartmouth, MA is offering benefits and are willing to train a CMA so that he/she can gain additional skills in ophthalmology.

NURSING

  • Bayada Home Health Care in Providence, RI has a new Pediatric Residency Program for RN’s – next class begins in September.
  • A Johnston, RI facility is recruiting for a part time RN position.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

  • A growing rehabilitation facility has jobs in several locations throughout RI and CT.
  • A nationwide rehabilitation facility sent a flyer to NEIT stating they have jobs open across the US including: RI, CT, & MA.

New from Career Services: Week of 7/25/16

Here’s the latest from the Career Services Office:

NEW HIRES!

JOBS THAT CAME IN THIS WEEK

Construction Management & Architectural Building Engineering Technologies:

  • AutoCAD Detailer in both Pawtucket, RI and Milford, MA
  • Maintenance Supervisor in Groton, CT combines Construction Management and Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas
  • Cabinet Maker in Cranston, RI
  • Part time Drafter in Central Falls, RI
  • Multiple Carpenters in Seekonk, MA
  • Part-time Construction Safety Clerk in Cranston, RI
  • Part-time Assistant Construction Estimator in Providence, RI

Engineering Technologies:

Information Technologies:

 Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design:

  •  Local outlet store is looking for an Ecommerce Specialist which is a great fit for GMW grads.

Auto Collision & Automotive Technologies:

  • Technician in Exeter, RI to work on State Police vehicles
  • Technicians needed throughout New England at an Auto Care chain
  • Several openings for Frame Technician and Auto Body Technician in North Kingstown, RI
  • Plant Operator in Newport, RI with a mechanical background
  • Technicians in North Kingstown, RI for full or part time

Health Sciences:

 Criminal Justice:

  • A company in Riverside, RI is looking for part time Security Officers
  • Several Rhode Island Police Departments are now accepting applicants for their recruitment drive.

Spotlight: Chris Esper, 2012 Digital Recording Arts Graduate

The Career Services Office recently asked New England Tech graduates to share their success stories with us. NEIT is always proud to hear how well our graduates are doing. This week we are featuring a 2012 graduate from the Digital Recording Arts (now called Digital Media Production) program: Chris Esper.

Chris Esper, 2012 Digital Recording Arts graduate

We asked Chris to share a little bit about himself and asked a few questions. Here’s what he had to say:

To start, I now own and operate my own production company, Stories in Motion, where I make narrative films, music videos, corporate videos, commercials, wedding videos, etc. My work has had the honor of playing in multiple film festivals across the country as well. Back in 2014, I also managed to intern at OddLot Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA, where I got to read screenplays from various writers and share my feedback with the story editors of the company.

I also recently self published my first book. It’s called The Filmmaker’s Journey, which is about giving advice on starting a career in independent filmmaking based on my own experiences, successes, hardships, struggles, etc. The goal is to help others and to show how to ultimately survive in what is a very difficult career. It was just released on Amazon on Kindle and paperback: http://amzn.to/2908y2l.

  • Did you always know you wanted to pursue a career in film? What/who inspired you to pursue such a career?

Film has been something I loved since I was a child. I think I’ve always subconsciously knew that film is what I wanted to do, but it took me a while to get there. When I was younger I wanted to be in front of the camera as an actor and/or comedian. Slowly, though, my focus started to shift behind the camera with directing. In my teens, I discovered that I could combine everything I loved into one medium, that being film. I think it was when I first saw Martin Scorsese’s classic “Raging Bull” that I got a deep understanding as to what cinema is truly about and it greatly inspired me to want to make movies.

  • Were there any experiences you had while you were in school that you believe helped you once you entered the work force?

There were lots of experiences that I feel helped me once I graduated. I think I grew as a person in how I approach my work as a creative and professional through my professors and classmates. While I was in school, I took advantage of what the New England film community had to offer from internships to working on various sets. Those experiences taught me a lot in never being afraid to aim high, always do my best and to put myself out there as much as possible. All these things and more have helped me a great deal since graduating in 2012.

  • What kind of challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

I think my biggest challenge was self doubt and rejection. No matter how well I made a project or did well in a task, I focused on the negative side and just questioned myself. Finally, I just gave all that up and told myself that I’m not the only one and that this is part of the journey. Ultimately, I think those who are looking to get into any field of choice, especially creative fields, should look at the biographies of their idols and look for their failures. That will put things in perspective. We never hear enough about what our idols went through to make it to the top, when we should. The media tends to focus on their successes, but I firmly believe that failure is what drives us to be a success. One has to receive a lot of ‘No’s before they can receive a ‘Yes’.

  • What do you consider your greatest achievement thus far?

I would say setting out to write and finish my book. As a filmmaker, shifting to another medium is quite difficult, especially one that is not a visual medium. My goal was to share my story and advice based on my own successes, hardships and failures. My goal is to give back what I learned to others who also want to get into the field of filmmaking. What started out as a simple video blog on my YouTube page, turned into a bigger project that is so far proving to be successful.

  • What do you attribute your success to?

I believe my success comes from my tenacity and determination. I think without that, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve as much as I have achieved. I also think I have a huge support system that surrounds me, especially my parents. They instilled their work ethic into me and also taught me to do what I love in life without settling for less.

  • What advice can you offer to students/graduates interested in pursuing a career in film?

It’s a long hard road, but if you don’t give up and keep creating, you will eventually reach your goals. You can have all the talent in the world and the greatest resume in the world, but it doesn’t matter. You need to network with people and put yourself out there. Nobody is looking for you, so you need to make the first move.

If you are a graduate of NEIT, or know someone who is, and would like to share a success story, please contact Caitlin Beagan at cbeagan@neit.edu.

News from Career Services: Weeks 6/6/16 & 6/13/16

Here is the latest from the Career Services Office!

ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

An agency that finds talent for the Naval War College in Middletown, RI posted 5 jobs in the IT field.

A local private college has hired a number of Information Technology grads and they just hired another Information Technology/Software Engineering grad this week who will work as their Database Administrator.

A manufacturer and supplier of mass finishing technology posted a Paid Internship that would work well for a candidate in IT /software Engineering or Game Development.

An award-winning telematics solutions company in Massachusetts reached out with a role for a Jr. Systems Administrator.  The well-paying role would be a good fit for graduates from Information Technology and Cyber Security.

A leading staffing agency in RI posted a role for an Assistant Auditor for IT.  The role works well for graduates from Cyber Security or Information Technology/Network Engineering.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION:

A local news station posted a position for a Production Assistant and Creative Services Producer

Two different radio station posted positions for a Part-time Board Operator and a Receptionist/Traffic Assistant

A telecommunications company in Englewood Cliffs, NJ posted a roll for an AV Technician

A behavioral health program posted a position for a Multimedia Specialist

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN:

A professional signage company in Seekonk, MA posted a full-time job for a Graphic Artist.  The grad who held the position previously has gone on to his dream job.

A medical group posted a paid internship for a Marketing/Communications Intern.

A staffing agency reached out with a short term role with a local creative company seeking a candidate with strong package design and Adobe Illustrator.

TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES:

A large Massachusetts-based dealership has 35 openings for Automotive, Auto Collision Repair and Automotive Service Management students and graduates!

HEALTHCARE:

Clinical Medical Assistant:

A Health Center in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Clinical Medical Assistant.

A local dermatology office reached out with a role for a Medical Receptionist.  This office has hired several NEIT grads and has been happy with the quality of the candidates.

Physical Therapy Assistant:

A contract rehabilitation company posted 2 jobs for PTAs in Rhode Island.  Over the years, this company has hired many NEIT graduates.

A public school district in CT has posted a role for a full-time PTA.

CONSTRUCTION:

Building Construction & Cabinet Making and Construction Management:

A well-known lumber company in Mansfield, MA posted positions for Mill Work Shop Technicians.

A carpentry company in West Greenwich, RI needs Carpenters and Carpenter Helpers.

A framing contractor company in Warwick, RI is seeking an Estimator.

A construction company in Manchester, CT posted a position for a Construction Clerk.

A local staffing agency is recruiting for Carpenters. The recruiter states: “I have several openings with two large construction companies with job sites in the North and South shore.”

GRADS WHO MOVED ON INTO NEW JOBS:

Digital Media Production:

2001 grad – AV Technician at CCRI and the Welcome Manager creating digital publicity at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

2012 grad – Daytime Video Editor for ABC6 News

Construction Management:

2000 grad – Inside Sales Estimator for Arnold Lumber

Interior Design:

2013 grad – Assistant Project Manager at Taylor Interior Design

Architectural/Building Engineering Technology:

2015 grad – Mechanical Drafter with Creative Environment Corp. division of Thielsch Engineering

News from Career Services: Week of 3/28/16

3 Jobs came in for Veterinary Technology and Animal Business Management from a Veterinary Center in Connecticut:

  • Hospital Manager
  • Client Services Manager
  • Veterinary Tech

Surgical Technologists have new jobs at the following local hospitals:  Kent Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Charlton Memorial, RI Hospital and St. Anne’s Ambulatory Service!

 Multiple Physical Therapist Assistant jobs came into the office from a group of Physical Therapy centers in Connecticut.  The owner of the company is also hoping to establish his organization as a clinical site for NEIT.

Digital Media Production Jobs in this week:

  • AV Systems Technician
  • Videographer/Editor
  • Access Coordinator

Criminal Justice postings this week:

  • Juvenile Program Workers in West Greenwich, RI
  • Police Officer

Information Technology news:

  • A Boston-based agency posted a role for entry level Help Desk Technicians for Information Technology/Network Engineering The role has excellent pay!
  • A tech company in Newport, RI announced that they hired 3 NEIT graduates from the Software Engineering and Game Development In the past few years, this company has relied on NEIT to build their IT department and they have hired nearly 10 alumni.
  • A home loan company is seeking candidates for 2 .NET Application Developer roles.
  • A tech company in Waltham, MA hired another IT/Software Engineering The company has hired 3 NEIT grads in the past few months.
  • A large insurance company in RI has posted another IT internship with NEIT! The paid internship is for students in IT/Network Engineering or Cyber Security and it is a great opportunity to get a foot in the door.

Construction Management & Architectural Building Engineering jobs in this week:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Drafting Internship
  • BIM Coordinator
  • Building Official
  • CAD/CAFM Specialist
  • CAD Technician

A company that is a global manufacturer of analytical instrumentation, based in Woonsocket, RI just posted 4 positions for our Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology graduates:

  • Hardware Engineer & Firmware Engineer (ELTB)
  • R & D Technician & Mechanical Engineer (MCTA & MCTB)

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.

Kicking into High Gear at the Transportation Technology Career Fair

New England Tech’s annual Transportation Technology Career Fair was held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 on the Access Road Campus in Warwick. Over 30 companies attended this year’s event, making it our largest employer turnout to date for the transportation event! A mix of automotive, automotive service management, auto body and marine companies were able to speak with current students and alumni about their businesses and share information about potential job opportunities, all while learning about the kinds of skills a New England Tech graduate brings to the table. For the students and graduates, it was a great opportunity to network and build relationships with prospective employers and learn about the many different paths their careers could lead to. A few representatives were New England Tech alumni themselves; Aaron Beltram (class of ’15) from Bald Hill Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Kia, Seth Cassidy (class of ’98) from Balise Ford of Cape Cod, and Rick DaSilva (class of ’03) from Speedcraft Volkswagen.

Automotive students pictured with NEIT Alumni, Seth Cassidy (class of ’98) from Balise Ford of Cape Cod.

 

Two students discuss the pros and cons of the Toyota of Dartmouth FT Cruiser. (It was all pros.)

 

A mix of marine and automotive students pictured with representatives from Tradesmen International.

 

Automotive students Dominique Grisson and Jordan Alden get comfy in a 2016 Ram 1500 brought by Paul Bailey’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

New England Tech would like to thank all of the participating employers at this year’s Transportation Technology Career Fair who helped make it a success!

News from Career Services: Week of 2/15/16

Even though it’s break week for students, the job opportunities are still rolling in!

Multiple IT jobs and internships came into the office this week including:

• Technician role for Cyber Security & Information Technology/Network Engineering grads
• 3D Internship opportunities for Game Development/Simulation Programming & Information Technology/Software Engineering students
• Jr. Full Stack Developer role for Information Technology/Software Engineering and Game Development/Simulation Programming grads
• Field Application Engineer for Cyber Security & Information Technology/Network Engineering grads

Graphics, Multimedia & Web Design:
A part-time student level job came in from a print design studio in East Greenwich. All of the skills that they are seeking are skills that GMW students gain including; InDesign, Illustrator, and Publisher.
We also received a role for a Digital Designer for a media company in New Haven, CT.
An automotive service company posted a PowerPoint project job for GMW students to help train candidates in driving school.

A Clinical Medical Assistant position came in from a doctor’s office in Cranston. We are seeing jobs come in on a very steady basis seeking Clinical Medical Assistant’s due to the present shortage of candidates in the field. A recent Clinical Medical Assistant grad said she is “seeing more jobs for CMA’s than there are candidates to fill them!”

Physical Therapist Assistant: Several jobs came in for Physical Therapist Assistants. We get a number of jobs in the New England area as well as jobs from across the US. Jobs this week:

• A sports medicine company in California contacted NEIT looking for PTA graduates. They work almost exclusively with sports medicine related injuries.
• Also received a full-time PTA job for a company in Vermont.

7 Current opportunities for Electrical Technology grads:

• Security/Low Voltage Technician, West Boylston, MA
• Electrical CAD Analyst, Hartford, CT
• Apprentice, Warwick, RI
• Fabricator, Coventry, RI
• Engineering Technician, Attleboro, MA
• Apprentices/Assistant Project Manager, North Billerica, MA
• Installation Technician, Warwick, RI

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CAREERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES!

Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) invited faculty and students from Building Construction/Cabinetmaking and Construction Management to attend the Lumber & Building Materials Expo on Friday, 2/12. NRLA organized a light breakfast and a few speakers from the industry: National Lumber, L Sweet Lumber and Douglas Lumber spoke to students about what the world of construction looks like today.

• The 16 students had the chance to visit with show exhibitors and both students and faculty found this to be a great event for making future contacts for job opportunities and learning about new products.
• Joe Sepe, BCC Department Chair has invited 3 companies to come to campus and visit with the students in his class.
• Many of the students commented that they had no idea there were so many different opportunities within the construction/lumber industry once they graduate!

Look at this great Tweet from Douglas Lumber!

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.