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.

 

 

Health Sciences Fair

The Career Services Office will be hosting the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The fair will be held on the 3rd floor in Tech Way from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers! Students from all quarters and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend:

Attending companies (as of 10/3/2016):

*Please note: This event is for NEIT students and graduates only and is not open to the public.

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.

NEIT to Offer New Master of Public Health Program

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the university is now offering a Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills. Graduates of the MPH program will acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role to oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives.

The MPH program focuses on essential public health services along with critical management principles giving graduates a balanced view of public health science with emphasis on the leadership, budgeting, supervision and project management skills necessary to lead successful public health efforts.

This hybrid program includes a combination of online and on-ground weekend classes designed to meet the needs of the working professional.  With an innovative use of technology and student interaction, public health professionals will be introduced to emerging topics that include informatics, emergency preparedness, quality improvement and global health through lectures, lab work, materials review, seminar-style courses and assigned work.

Students can complete this interdisciplinary MPH program in as little as two years (eight quarters), taking two classes per quarter. To meet graduation requirements, a minimum of 48 academic credits is required, including a 120-hour field experience in a public health or similar entity. Students would work with a preceptor on a pre-determined project, prepare a paper and give an on-campus presentation.  Students will participate in other online webinars and professional development opportunities thus making the MPH program a well-rounded approach to public health practice, while broadening the perspectives and views of public health theory.

Graduates of the MPH program can work in a variety of public health settings including local, state and federal public health agencies. Other employment opportunities include community health organizations, foundations, coalitions or advocacy groups working in support of chronic diseases and  environmental concerns, allied entities such as Medicaid, program evaluation agencies and health insurers, policy issues, college campuses, private non-profit agencies, and wellness and employee assistance programs.

The Master of Public Health program complements several of NEIT’s health sciences degree programs.  The university offers Associate in Science degree programs in nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, surgical technology, respiratory care, medical laboratory technology, clinical medical assistant, and paramedic technology as well as its fully online RN to BSN bachelor’s level program and online/hybrid Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy.

For more information on the Master of Public Health program or any of New England Tech’s more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online/hybrid programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or visit www.neit.edu.

Joy of creativity is never lost

“The final pieces of art are so beautiful and striking. It’s stunning. You would never know these pieces were made by someone experiencing memory loss and that’s the beauty of it all,” Dottie …

Source: Joy of creativity is never lost

“The final pieces of art are so beautiful and striking. It’s stunning. You would never know these pieces were made by someone experiencing memory loss and that’s the beauty of it all,” Dottie Santagata, administrator of Cornerstone Adult Services on Warwick Neck Avenue said recently.

Cornerstone Adult Services is on their second installation of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program, a 10-week program that pairs memory loss patients one-on-one with occupational therapy students to work on abstract art pieces. Cornerstone is the only facilitator of the national program in the Northeast.

Santagata explained that even as one’s memory fades, the desire and drive to express ourselves and to be creative remains.

OMA offers participants “failure free” art activities with manageable steps and support from an occupational therapy student. Studies also find that when individuals with memory loss participate in artful self-expression it improves their physical and psychological well-being.

“We gear our programs to focus on the participants’ abilities not disabilities. We emphasize what they can still do, what brings meaning and engagement into their lives,” Santagata said.

Cornerstone began with two sessions in January partnering with New England Institute of Technology’s occupational therapy department. The sessions were so successful they continued with the program. The art created in these sessions is displayed throughout Cornerstone’s facility. Cornerstone is planning an art gallery sometime in June with competition of the second session. In many cases caregivers and family members can’t believe their loved ones created the art and often get emotional seeing them. The art is becoming so popular family members are asking to purchase prints of the work.

At the end of each session, Cornerstone participants get the opportunity to title and share their art with the rest of the program.

Santagata said, “Our participants are so energized and when they get to show off their work they are just beaming. It’s just amazing people who never thought they were creative leave considering themselves artists. They receive so much joy and validation from this program.”

In an artist quote provided by Santagata, one of the OMA artists said, “I never thought of myself as an artist before starting this. I like all the different materials we use in the art. I never know how it will come together in the end. It’s amazing how different everyone’s art turns out.”

Another said, “I wish I could have done more with art. I discovered that I really enjoy art, and I never had the chance to do art before. I find that all I am really interested in right now is art.”

Patients aren’t the only ones benefiting from OMA, the NEIT students get two days of working with patients with memory loss previous to the program and get real world experience throughout the 10-week program.

Doug Fallow, who participated in the program’s last session, said OMA was an “eye opening experience” for him. He was better able to understand how memory loss can affect someone’s entire life. He was able to take what he was learning in the classroom and “put it to work in the real world.”

“When you ask people what they like to do they may not remember or it may not translate to their current abilities,” Fallow said. “This is universal, everyone can participate and be creative. It’s important to build on these experiences.”

Both Fallow and Satagata said that students and participants form a strong bond over the 10 weeks they work together.

“It’s a win-win all around,” Satagata said. “Everyone has been so enthusiastic. This program has really surpassed all of our expectation on so many fronts. We see it in the expressions of our patients faces.”

ONE-ON-ONE PARTNERSHIPS: Cornerstone Adult Services participants are paired with an occupational therapy student from New England Institute of Technology once a week to work on step-by-step abstract art projects. (Warwick Beacon photos)

STRIKING: Administrator of Cornerstone, Dottie Santagata, said that the final art pieces are becoming so popular that families are asking for prints of the pieces. Cornerstone intends to open an art gallery with all the work later this summer.

BEAMING FACES: At the end of each session, all of the Cornerstone participants have the opportunity to share their piece of art. Santagata said the patients are beaming and take a lot of pride in their work.

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

The 25 Best Jobs of 2016

These top-tier careers offer great salaries, low stress and robust job growth.

Source: The 25 Best Jobs of 2016

New England Tech loves when careers on the U.S. News report for Best Jobs are ones that our students have the opportunity to experience.  Here is a list of the careers that made the U.S. News report:

#3 Computer Systems Analyst

#13 Software Developer

#20 Web Developer

#22 Registered Nurse

#23 Occupational Therapist

#24 Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

NEIT ranked in TOP 40 in New England for Nursing Schools

We are thrilled to learn that New England Institute of Technology was named one of the country’s top nursing schools. The Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 institutions nationwide and New England Institute of Technology is pleased to report that we have ranked:

#39 nursing school in the New England region

To review the complete list or to view the ranking methodology visit http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/top-50-nursing-schools-new-england

To learn how to get started on your associate degree in Nursing and to schedule a visit to our campus, please call Admissions at 800-736-7744, ext. 3357, or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Computer Donation Assists Individuals with Special Needs

10-AccessPoint RIAccessPoint RI located in Cranston supports children, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well co-occurring disabilities. Students in NEIT’s Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program, as well as the Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology program have participated in internships at AccessPoint RI. To further assist this organization with its good work, New England Tech donated 11 surplus computers to be used by AccessPoint RI clients and staff.

Rory Carmody, MA, CRC, Director of Program Development at AccessPoint RI, stated, “Our goal is to make computers available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who never used a computer before or have limited access to one. We placed these computers in some of our group homes and also set up a small computer lab at our Cranston facility. We are helping people use the internet to connect with friends, conduct job searches, and complete online employment applications. We also made two computers available to our staff for training purposes. AccessPoint RI clients and staff are extremely grateful to New England Tech for its support and generosity.”

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.”