The Feinstein Enriching America Awards were held on March 8, 2016, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Students and staff were recognized for their tireless efforts in sharing their time and talent with so many worthy organizations within the community. Individual awards were presented to an associate level student, a bachelor’s level student, and an NEIT librarian. Students from the Automotive Technology program and the Information Technology program were also recognized for their good work. Congratulations to the following individuals for serving those in need.
“How Hackers Attack a Web Site: Step by Step”
Noon, May 4, 2016
Media Presentation Theater
In this presentation, we will walk through the various vulnerabilities that exist in web sites and how hackers attack them. From some of the more technical vectors like SQL injection or shell compromises, to the softer side of trying to hack people. This discussion will show the audience many parts of a web site that need to stay secured and how to protect against the hacks.
Bio: Patrick Laverty
Patrick Laverty is a Security Analyst for Rapid7, a cybersecurity company with its headquarters in Boston, MA.
For the last five years, Patrick has been defending web sites, servers and applications from the various attackers of the Internet. Prior Rapid7, Patrick was a member of the Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) at Akamai Technologies and was a web application developer at Brown University. He founded the Rhode Island chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in 2011, and is on the organizing team for Security BSides Boston.
- Hospital Manager
- Client Services Manager
- Veterinary Tech
6 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
- 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.
- 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)
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!
Exciting News from DegreeMatch.org:
New England Institute of Technology has been identified as having one of the best small colleges for ISTP Myers-Briggs personality types in our recent ranking. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test (MBTI) is the most common personality measure in the United States. A student with the ISTP personality type is someone who is creative, optimistic, and loves to work with their hands.
The ranking considered overall cost of attendance, student to faculty ratio, inclusion on notable lists, ranking by U.S. News and World Report, and number of ISTP areas of study.
New England Institute of Technology has been ranked as #15.
This ranking highlights the top 30 small colleges for those with an ISTP personality.
The ISTP Personality is referred to as “the Virtuoso” and considered an Explorer. These are people who love to explore the world with their hands. They are “makers” who love to move between projects and take things apart to see how they work. From a very early age, this Myers-Briggs personality type loves to tinker. Some of their best attributes include their optimism, energy, creativity, practicality, knowing how to prioritize tasks; they are excellent in a crisis and remain relaxed at all times. To some they may seem “simple” or not highly intelligent, but this is NOT often the case. This blend of traits makes for a very enigmatic person who can also be spontaneous and unpredictable. Some of their potential negative attributes include being stubborn, insensitive, reserved, easily bored, disliking commitment and sometimes even engaging in risky behavior. Some of the best ISTP jobs include mechanic, engineering, graphic design, forensic science, construction, farming, emergency medicine and landscape architect.
#15 – New England Institute of Technology – East Greenwich, Rhode Island
The New England Institute of Technology is a leader in technical career training in southeastern New England. The institute is a private, non-profit technical college offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and online degrees in more than 40 programs. Each program has been specifically designed based upon contribution from both educators and industry experts. The focus at New England Tech is to “give each student a solid balance: a base of analytical skills with hands-on training.” Most of the bachelor’s degree programs can be completed in as little as 3 years. There are several options for the ISTP personality type at all levels. There are several available associate’s degree options. At the bachelor’s level, the following ISTP degree options are available:
- Architectural Building Engineering Technology
- Automotive Service Management
- Construction Management
- Digital Media Production
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Game Development & Simulation Programming
- Graphics Multimedia and Web Design
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Software Engineering Technology
- Video Game Design
The following graduate level programs are also offered:
- Master of Science in Construction Management
- Online Master of Science Degree in Construction Management
Cost of Attendance: $23,814
Overall School Accreditation:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
US News and World Report Ranking:
#140 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Inclusion on the Following National Ranking Lists:
Complex.com: The 10 Best Trade Schools in America for Aspiring Mechanics – Ranked #7
ISTP Majors: More than 5
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
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!
We were honored to speak to this great group of men and women from New England Tech this morning at the NRLA expo… https://t.co/8EfNIY9YXY
— Douglas Lumber (@DouglasLumber) February 12, 2016
New England Tech is proud to support FIRST Robotics because it is so much more than robots.
Journal Staff Writer
WARWICK — Months of fundraising, planning and community events completed, Saturday was all about the robots.
Dozens of the metal-armed machines, middle and high school students at their controls, wheeled their way across the floor of the host New England Institute of Technology’s automotive center in an all-day competition as confusing to the uninitiated as the circuits that power the robots.
They scooped up rubber balls. They climbed obstacle-strewn ramps. Sometimes they flipped over.
And for the 10th straight year, a select few teams — Rhode Rage 1 from Aquidneck Island Robotics, the Westerly Bulldogs from Westerly High and North Robotics from North Kingstown High — earned a spot in the FIRST Tech Challenge’s regional finals in March against teams from up and down the East Coast.
“It is getting more challenging every year: more teams, more kids on each team and the games are different every year,” said Rick Powell, team mentor for North Kingstown High School’s three entrants in the FIRST Rhode Island Championship.
Over the last 20 years, school robotics has grown from a science class novelty to an educational phenomenon, with competitions in every state, teams in most school districts and students spending hours after school preparing for events.
And while engineering still lies at the heart of most robotics contests, the teams have become more than a refuge for tinkerers.
Within North Kingstown’s teams are building groups, software groups, design groups (for the logo) and “notebook” groups that record everything, Powell said.
The 33 teams that made it to the state finals Saturday — another 23 were eliminated in three preliminary rounds — represent 24 schools and extracurricular groups with different resources and robotics histories.
Here’s a look at our weekly roundup of good news from the Career Services Office!
A local Health Center posted a role for a Clinical Medical Assistant. CMA’s from NEIT have significant opportunities in the job market and medical facilities reach out to the college on a regular basis seeking candidates. Employers often say that they like the NEIT grads because they hold an Associate Degree vs. a certificate.
Surgical Technology currently has 3 hospitals searching for grads. A recent grad was just hired by one of them and they are still looking for more!
A therapy treatment center in RI reached out to NEIT seeking Physical Therapist Assistant graduates. The hiring manager said they have both Occupational Therapy Assistants and PTA’s from NEIT and they are very happy with their training and skills.
A national, full-service B2B Digital Marketing Agency in Massachusetts recently hired a Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design grad and have reached out to NEIT seeking more candidates for additional roles. The grad who works there as a Digital Marketing Associate stated: “This new job is the best I’ve had. I’ve already learned so much.”
The Health Sciences Fair that the Career Services Office held in October is still receiving great feedback from employers! Isabel Cravens, Staffing Specialist from Newton-Wellesley Hospital stated, “I attended a Health Science job fair event at NEIT. I was very impressed by the event and it was wonderful to be able to meet so many students and faculty. One of the positions I always struggle to find qualified candidates for is Surgical Technologist. The OR nurse managers who hire Surgical Techs really like the NEIT program.”
A software company in Massachusetts posted a total of 4 Information Technology jobs with NEIT and they have already hired 2 IT Software Engineering graduates. The recruiter stated that they are “thrilled” with the NEIT candidates.
Digital Media Production graduates have 6 new job opportunities with companies ranging from local news stations, to wedding videographers, to corporate offices.
Upcoming event for Criminal Justice students and alumni: 12 Local Police Departments will be represented at a recruiting event on February 3rd from 11:00a – 1:00p at the CJ building. This event is for NEIT students and Alumni only and is not open to the public.
East Greenwich, RI – U.S. News & World Report released its 2016 Best Online Programs on January 12, 2016, a resource used by millions of domestic and international students to compare the academic quality of more than 1,200 bachelor’s and master’s level distance degree programs offered at colleges and universities across the country. Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university has earned the No.1 spot in Rhode Island for its online bachelor’s degree programs and was ranked 3rd in New England as well as 49th nationally.
For the fifth year, the U.S. News Best Online Programs report is used by students and working adults seeking online education programs to complete their degree or advance their career while maintaining a flexible schedule that suits their lifestyle. Prospective students search the directory to explore factors such as program offerings, tuition, and online services.
To be considered in the bachelor level rankings, only degree-granting programs offered predominately online at regionally accredited colleges and universities are reviewed. The various methodologies used are based on such factors as faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and student engagement. For more information on the Best Online Program rankings and methodologies, visit www.usnews.com/online.
“Online learning is becoming an integral part of higher education, and consumers are hungry for information related to legitimate online degrees,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The Best Online Programs rankings can help prospective students begin their search for a program that suits both their academic and career goals, as well as their work and family schedules.”
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a global digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
About New England Institute of Technology
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Founded in 1940, New England Tech now offers more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs. For more information, visit www.neit.edu or contact the Admissions office at 800-736-7744 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.
Here’s our weekly round-up of good news from the Career Services Office!
A December grad from Electronics Systems Engineering submitted his resume to Career Services on Wednesday, 12/30/15, interviewed with a great company on Thursday, 12/31/15 and was offered a position with the company on Tuesday, 1/5/16! What a great way to start the new year!
Architectural Building Engineering Jobs:
• Part time CAD Drafter (with potential for full time). This company works on state, federal, government and private sector plumbing and heating jobs.
• CAD Technician for a Commercial Sales Division.
• CAD Layout Coordinator position developing the fixture/merchandise layouts for a national chain of pharmacy/convenience stores.
A Clinical Medical Assistant grad contacted Career Services to say that she landed a job with a local practice. She had another job in her field and was happy to have this opportunity to move up in her career. The company she was hired by also posted 2 more jobs for candidates with strong medical office skills – ideal for Electronic Medical Records graduates.
Medical Laboratory Technology – A local Medical Testing Laboratory was so interested in NEIT’s program that they hired 3 students to work there part-time. An NEIT student working there commented: “It’s been an amazing experience! I definitely know for sure I want to work in a lab setting.”
A Prosthetic and Orthotic Practice posted a job that is a hybrid role for candidates with Medical Assistant skills and/or skills in Medical Lab Technology. They are so interested in candidates from NEIT that they are willing to have the job run part-time to accommodate a student until they graduate!
A local Information Technology company posted a job for an IT Support Technician. The company has hired IT Networking graduates and continually recruits from NEIT due to the quality of the candidates.
For Graduates of Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design, we see a steady stream of paid internships and jobs. Just this week, a job for a Graphic Artist came in.
• Several GMW grads have landed great jobs recently;
• Two with a creative marketing firm in Pawtucket, RI
• One with a full-service advertising agency located in Cranston, RI
Veterinary Technology: Several jobs came in seeking Veterinary Techs in the past few weeks. One of our grads contacted NEIT to say that she interviewed for and accepted one of the positions with an animal hospital in southern Rhode Island.
Congratulations to another Automotive graduate who was accepted into the BMW Step program for April!
Automotive Service Management: A company focusing on vehicle and product safety has a Diagnostic Technician position investigating, analyzing, and writing vehicle safety and consumer issues.
Save the Dates!*
Wednesday, January 20th – Casual Employer Networking Event from 4:30p – 6:00p for Construction Management, Architectural/Building Engineering & Interior Design students in the Design Studio.
Thursday, March 3rd – Transportation Technology Career Fair from 9am – 12pm on Access Rd. for students and grads from Automotive, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Service Management, and Marine Technology.
Thursday, March 10th – TECHXPO 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on the East Greenwich Campus for students and grads from Business Management, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Digital Media Production, Electrical Technology, Electronics Systems, Electrical Engineering, Game Development/Simulation,Graphics/Multimedia/Web Design, Information Technology – Software Engineering/Network Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Video Game Development/Design.