News from the Career Services Office of New England Tech

The job market continues to be very active for graduates of the New England Institute of Technology.   Employers value NEIT’s Career Services Office as a recruiting resource when seeking highly skilled technical employees.

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Transportation Technologies Career Fair

Thursday, January 23, 2014 (week 3) || 10 am – 12 noon, AC building, Access Rd. Campus

Students from all quarters are invited to meet with local and regional employers to discuss full and part-time job opportunities.  Employers from the Automotive, Collision Repair, Service Management and Marine industries will be on hand to talk with students and graduates about potential opportunities.

Technology Career Expo 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (week 8) || 9:30 am – 12 noon, Tech Way, EG campus

Open to all alumni and currently enrolled students – technology related employers.

**All our events are open for all NEIT students and graduates only.

 

News from the Career Services Office:

  • FM Global conducted interviews on November 1st for their IT co-op openings that will begin in January 2014.  FM Global interviewed students from Network and Software Engineering Technology as well as Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology.  The company has had a strong partnership with NEIT’s Information Technology department for over 8 years and they have hired numerous graduates who have participated in the co-op program.
  • Sensata Technologies located in Attleboro, MA was on campus for a student presentation on Thursday November 14.  They were interested in speaking with students and graduates from ESTA/EETB, ELTB, MCTA, & MCTB about current opportunities that exist at their Attleboro, MA facility.  They have also established a student co-op/internship opportunity for currently enrolled students to gain valuable work experience.
  • Our recent Vet Tech Career Fair brought 12 local veterinary facilities to campus to meet with our upcoming graduates about current and future job opportunities.
  • Three local automotive employers joined the annual cookout at Access Road: Geico, AutoZone and Home Depot recruited for part-time openings
  • The second annual Health Care Employment Fair was held on Thursday, October 24 from 8:30 – 11:30.  18 healthcare organizations including a few hospitals were represented, recruiting for a variety of positions.
  • The Interior Design Technology programs, at both the Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree levels at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), prepare students to be proficient in the art and technology of designing residential and commercial interiors.
  • Read the article “INTERIOR DESIGN Not Just Pillows and Paint” www.ricreativemag.com that describes the ID program and a recent grad who organized the second annual Gallery Night at NEIT.
  • Sensata Technologies has partnered with NEIT for internship opportunities for our Engineering Technology students.  The company will be on-campus for class presentations promoting the program to students.
  • Brown University Athletic Department has hired several Video & Audio Production and Digital Recording Arts Technology grads to video live streaming of Brown University’s soccer, football and basketball games.  There are opportunities to video ongoing sports programs in the future.
  • National Refrigeration Inc. just hired its seventh NEIT grad!  National Refrigeration Inc. has hired graduates from our Plumbing/Heating/Gas Technology as well as Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating/Gas Technology
  • Automotive employers are finding it very hard to fill open positions especially those on Cape Cod.  Companies are now looking at taking on students on a part-time basis to begin to develop their own future full-time staff.
  • Residential building is ticking up in RI, commercial construction is very busy in MA and in parts of CT.  Employers are stating that they are “very busy with lots of work” and “in need of carpenters”.  Also the last year has been busy for Architecture and Building Technology and Construction Management Technology; companies are now taking on drafters and junior project managers/estimators.
  • More opportunities are coming in for our Plumbing and Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating grads.  Many employers are growing and contacting the Career Services Office looking for new grads.
  • There has been an increase in postings for internship and student part-time job opportunities that are not official internships. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and projects while completing their programs.
  • Many job requests for Medical Assistants come into the office every week.  Two former Medical Assistant graduates went on to very high level career positions as a result of several years of work in the field and all of the training that they received both in school and on the job.
  • Students from the first classes of Veterinary Technology graduates have completed the program and have already found jobs in their field upon graduation.
  • Several graduates from the Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology program were offered jobs in the Boston area and are making educational games.
  • Travel Centers of America is opening a facility in West Greenwich, RI and visited the Automotive School campus to tour and interview grads.  Four graduates were hired as a result of the visit.
  • A local sports stadium has hired Construction Management students for paid internship as Construction Assistants.

The Top Skills Employers Are Looking For – Are At New England Tech

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2012 survey of the top skills that employers are seeking in candidates.

Coming in at number 9 on the list is “technical skills.” As a technical college, New England Tech prides itself on arming students with the skills that employers are seeking.

Take a look at the degreed technical programs that New England Tech offers!

Contact our Admissions office for more information

New England Tech - trains the skills employers are looking for

New England Tech Welcomes Joan Segerson

New England Tech is pleased to announce that Joan T. Segerson of Coventry, Rhode Island, will join our staff on March 18, 2013 as the college’s Director of Development. Joan is a seasoned professional in philanthropy and has worked in this area with such organizations as VNA of Care New England, Cranston ARC, St. Mary’s Home for Children, Roger Williams Medical Center, AIDS Project RI, and the Providence Public Library.

 Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University.  She will be responsible for establishing and overseeing a development program including solicitations from individuals, corporations, and funding agencies.  Joan will deepen, broaden, and solidify New England Tech’s relationship with alumni, business partners, funding agencies, and the greater regional community. The NEIT alumni golf tournament and other existing development activities will also be a major focus for Joan.

 Please welcome Joan to New England Tech and provide her with any assistance you can offer her in fulfilling her new responsibilities here at the college.

 

 

Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists 

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of the students, faculty, and staff of New England Tech and share them with the rest of the college community. The concept of TechArts re-surfaced in the spring of 2004 when a committee of faculty and staff became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  

 All New England Tech faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to showcase their artistic talents. Entries may include oils, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink, theater costumes, puppets, ceramics, sculpture, manipulated images, acrylics, furniture, and artistic instruments. The art submission form may be found at http://library.neit.edu/artsatneit.html. The deadline for submission is March 23, 2013.

 The TechArts exhibit will be on display from April 1 through June 8 and is free and open to the public.  Art now has a permanent place in the library with a mix of works from the expanding number of arts-related courses that are now part of the NEIT curriculum.  Stop by and enjoy the creativity and imagination of the artists who are part of the New England Tech community.

Alpha Chi Honor Society Members Announced at New England Tech

Rhode Island Alpha Chi Honor Society - New England TechThe Second Annual Induction Ceremony of New England Tech’s Rhode Island Gamma chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society was held on December 13, 2012.

The Rhode Island Gamma chapter of Alpha Chi was established at New England Tech in April, 2012. Students eligible for membership include the top 10% of baccalaureate and graduate students in all academic disciplines.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Alpha Chi has inducted 300,000 members in more than 300 chapters.

  •   Thomas Borawski
  •  Amy Battles-Borkowski
  •  Corey Clark
  •  Scott Conley
  •  Gabriel Dubois
  •  Renatta Franceschi
  •  Lucille Garcia                      
  •  Kellie Gonsalves
  •  Tracey Gowdey
  •  Chad Goyette
  •  William Hosheit
  •  Derek Jervis
  •  Justin Kelly                          
  •  Marc LeBlanc Jr.                 
  •  Brody Madden                      
  •  Kelly Marot                           
  •  Jill McCormack                     
  •  Brandon Migliore                  
  •  Bethany Pratt                        
  •  Chanthy Seth                        
  •  Lauren Sisk                           
  •  Dina Toolin                            
  •  Sara Vincent                          

New England Tech Awards Scholarships

New England Tech scholarship awardsNew England Tech Awards Scholarships

Many students at NEIT received an early holiday gift this year when they were awarded scholarships on December 7, 2012. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 were awarded to students in recognition of their academic achievements.

These scholarships were provided by the NEIT Alumni Association as well as in memory of a friend, staff member, or faculty member. Various trade organizations also generously supported our students in their educational pursuits.

Congratulations to the following NEIT students:

NEIT Alumni Scholarship

  • Erin Griffin IT
  • Richard Tapalian IT
  • John Ciejka ELRE
  • Marianne Crisostomi CMA
  • Monsurudeen Lawal HIM
  • Sean MacLaughlin CJ
  • Jill McCormack OT Masters
  • Kasue Vega OTA
  • Andy Cole ABT
  • Jessica Girouard OTA

Bridgestone/Firestone Memorial Scholarship

  • Stephen Ameno AAUT
  • Princeton Boston AAUT
  • Lilliana Llanos AAHP
  • Jessica Taft ASM

Gerard R. Pincince Memorial Scholarship

  • Chantell Rosa IT
  • James McKay IT

Regan Heating and Air Conditioning Scholarship

  • Ronald Miller RACH

Refrigeration Service Engineers Society

  • Todd Bourassa RACH
  • Stephen Nabb RACH

RI Assn. of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors

  • Ethan Cruze PLBH
  • Andrew Nitschke PLBH
  • Paul Talbot RACH

RI Automotive Dealers Scholarship

  • Luke Lucini AAHP
  • Murray Mitchell AAHP

Curt Schilling Scholarship

  • Adam Dolph VGD
  • Kelsy Emmett VGD
  • Brian Muschiano IT

William R. Talladay Memorial Scholarship

  • Matthew Lennon IT

Textron Diversity Scholarship

  • Daisy Anderson OTA
  • Derek MacDougall PTA
  • June Rose IT
  • Michael Salois DRA
  • Sara Vincent CJ

WW Grainger, Inc. HVAC Scholarship

  • Allison Bennett RACH
  • Christopher Rue RACH
  • George Pelchat RACH
  • Jeffrey Peterson RACH

Francis L. McGovern III Scholarship

  • Brett Carrano MCT
  • Jeanna Greene GMW
  • Jason Libby PTA

Mike Noble Memorial Scholarship

  • Tamena Amini CJ

Richard Wertz Memorial Scholarship

  • David Jones GDS

Cyclo Industries, Inc. Scholarship (plus all-expense paid trip to 2013 Daytona 500 or Indianapolis 500)

  • Joshua Beach AUT
  • Christopher White AUT

Cyclo Industries, Inc. Scholarship

  • Jeremy Ouellette AUT
  • Justin O’Rouke AUT
  • Jamie Bolton AUT

Dr. Robert Shapiro Memorial Scholarship

  • Kelly Ferreira NUR
  • Dawne Orenberg NUR
  • Theresa Vallera NUR

Dr. Marcia R. Gilman Nursing Scholarship

  • Melissa Nolan NUR
  • Samantha Struebing NUR

Dr. William H. Rizzini Interior Design Scholarship

  • Nora Haraldstad ID
  • Caitlin Lucke ID

Compass Group Scholarship

  • Amber Crespo RC
  • Ruth-Jennett Matteson CMA
  • Ramon Minaya EET

President Richard I. Gouse Scholarship

  • Jessica Girouard OTA

Mustang Club of New England

  • Christon Edwards AAUT

Matthew J. Fandetti Memorial Scholarship

  • Kendra Gomes OTA
  • Jessica Sandness PTA
  • Michael Chickering MCT
  • Jessica Lundquist GMW

Rossi Electric Scholarship

  • Kyle Calderiso ELRE

RI Marine Trade Scholarship

  • Benjamin Piquette MT

Dr. E. Foster Wiggins Memorial Scholarship

  • Kathline Levesque OTA

Geoffrey Thorp Memorial Scholarship

  • David Whynot BCC

Associate Professor Frank Sisto Memorial Scholarship

  • Patrick McCafferty EET

 

How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?

The worth of a Rhode Island college degreePast research from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project has shown the power of a college education to both promote upward mobility and prevent downward mobility.

In the wake of the Great Recession, however, many have questioned whether the advantageous market situation of college graduates has suffered under the pressure of the economic downturn.

This report, How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?, explores whether recent college graduates weathered the recession more successfully than less-educated groups. Using data from the 2003–2011 Current Population Survey for 21- through 24-year-olds, it reveals that a four-year college degree helped shield recent graduates from a range of poor outcomes during the Great Recession, including unemployment, low-skill jobs, and lesser wages.

Key Findings

  • Although all 21–24-year-olds experienced declines in employment and wages during the recession, the decline was considerably more severe for those with only high school or associate degrees.
  • The comparatively high employment rate of recent college graduates was not driven by a sharp increase in those settling for lesser jobs or lower wages.
  • The share of non-working graduates seeking further education did not change markedly during the recession.
  • Out-of-work college graduates were able to find jobs during the downturn with more success than their less-educated counterparts.

The findings show a real deterioration over the course of the recession in the market position of recent college graduates.  However, these effects were quite small when compared with those experienced by high school and associate degree-holders.

 

How To Pay For College

NEIT trades-program students may qualify for the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship

rhode_island-college_scholorships-neitNew England Tech students enrolled in a skilled trade program may qualify for the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship

(Yes, that Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs fame)

Mike Rowe Foundation

INFORMATION & APPLICATION

Bermuda Provides Five Scholarships to New EnglandTech Students.

In collaboration with the National Training Board, the Ministry of Public Works is providing sponsorship to five students to attend the New England Institute of Technology.

The students are:

  • Dornielle Farrell – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Sergio Richardson – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Jonte Smith – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Ricardo Dias – Associates Program in Body and Paint Technology
  • Dajon Carey – Bachelors Program Service Management Technology

Minister of Public Works Trevor Moniz recently greeted the students at the L.F. International Airport before they departed for the New England Institute of Technology.

Bermuda students train at Rhode Island automotive school at New England Tech

“It gives me great pleasure to officially launch a new technical education initiative that is aimed at promoting a sustainable workforce. Our Senior Management team has worked tirelessly to assess the current employee complement within the Ministry of Public Works Operations and Engineering,” Minister Moniz said.

He continued: “The demand for certified professionals today is unprecedented. It is the intent of the National Training Board and the Department of Public Works through this partnership, to continue to emphasize the importance of qualifications and certifications as a way to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competency.

“It is also a way to allow for the continuance of operations for generations with individuals who are professional, proficient and committed in a vocational occupation.”

“We are grateful for the relationship that we have with the New England Institute of Technology through the NTB to allow a consistent approach in the development of local talent. Thank you for assisting us in building a stronger and more sustainable Bermuda,” the Minister concluded.proficient and committed in a vocational occupation.”

A statement issued by the PLP said they were “pleased to note that the OBA government has continued with this initiative started under our government.

“We are confident that these young gentlemen will benefit greatly from the opportunity to train at the New England Institute of Technology,” the PLP said.

“This programme, in collaboration with the National Training Board, offers students access to opportunities to gain technical education certifications and return to Bermuda qualified and able to enter the workforce.”

Shadow Minister of Public Works Derrick Burgess said: “I am very pleased that these young gentlemen have headed off to further their education and develop skillsets that will enable them to return to Bermuda, qualified and ready to get to work. We are proud that this relationship was started under a PLP Government and we note the fact that the OBA Government has endorsed the value of this program by continuing it.”

Bermuda automotive and auto body students train at Rhode Island's NEIT“The PLP congratulates these gentlemen on taking this next step in their education, and wishes them well in their studies and career development,” Mr Burgess concluded.

Join New England Tech for our Tech Nite Open House on February 5th 2013

New England Tech college open house - February 2013

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Join New England Tech for an Open House Tech Nite on February 5, 2013.

Tour our campus, meet with the faculty that will be getting you ready for a new career.

Admissions and Financial Aid Officers will be here to answer all your questions.