News from Career Services: Week of 1/25/16

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.

There are currently 5 employers recruiting Construction Management and Architectural/Building Engineering candidates for companies located throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

š›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 alumni12 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.

NEIT to Offer Hybrid Bachelor Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences

 

RehabScienceEAST GREENWICH, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Sciences (BS to RS). This innovative inter-professional program offers students the opportunity to support individuals with disabilities to regain functional independence through the analysis of physical, cognitive, and perceptual skills and then provide interventions using clinical reasoning and advanced analytical processes.

The BS to RS program utilizes assistive technology interventions so students will engage in hands-on learning to maximize an individual’s engagement in activities within their home, work, school and community environments. Students will work with inter-professional team members as they advance their knowledge in disability rights, services and advocacy.  This program will be delivered in a hybrid format with students meeting on campus approximately five times per quarter, every other week, allowing them to complete their education utilizing a flexible schedule.

Knowledge in physical rehabilitation, assistive technology and occupational science prepares students for career advancement in healthcare, patient advocacy, or graduate studies in occupational therapy, engineering-related fields, physical therapy, sports medicine or architectural design. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants may be eligible for advanced standing in the Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) also offered at NEIT upon partial completion of the BS to RS program.

Sherman stated, “This new hybrid program provides an advanced degree for students with an associate degree in healthcare or related fields.  Utilizing hands-on applications, technological interventions, and environmental modifications, students learn best practices to promote functional independence and enhance the care of individuals with disabilities.  The BS to RS degree also prepares students for application to graduate studies in various fields.”

The BS to RS program will be offered in July, 2016.  For more information, contact NEIT’s Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. Visit www.neit.edu for a complete program description and curriculum.

News from Career Services – Week of 1/4/16

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!

An OBGYN office posted a role for a Medical Secretary for grads from Health Information Management & Electronic Medical Records.

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.

*These events are exclusively for New England Tech students and graduates and are not open to the public.

Nursing Graduates are Honored

17- Nurse PinningNEIT’s latest cohort of students to complete the Associate in Science degree in Nursing program were awarded their New England Tech RN pins at a ceremony held on September 25, 2015, at the East Greenwich campus.  Also for the first time, graduates from NEIT’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online degree program received their RN-BSN pins.

The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored tradition within the nursing community to celebrate new nurses entering this very honorable profession.  Dr. Dayle Joseph, Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing, gave welcoming remarks.  Assistant Provost Thomas Thibodeau extended congratulations to the graduates.  Assistant Director of Nursing, Darlene Noret, explained the nurse pinning tradition and Nursing graduate, Mary Gorham, presented the class address.  Everyone enjoyed a slide show of the graduating class along with a reception. Congratulations to the following graduates:

Associate in Science Nursing Graduates: Courtney Avellar, Mary Beauregard, Kara Casey, Bethany Cooke, Carla Demb, Victoria Eddings, Alyssa Frates, Mary Gorham, Heather Holleran, Rebecca Kent, Veronica Medeiros, Nicole Messier, Hayley Mulso, Erica Nerney, Lindsey Oldham, Cindy Pinto, Kristina Silva, Kelsey Simpson.

RN-BSN Graduates: Alyssa Arsenault, Kimberly Dougherty, Jacqueline Fermin, Yvette Ford, Sarah Kenoian, Claudia Leslie-Mckenzie, Susan McKenna, Tonya Nappa, Kerry Potenza, Erica Russell, Rita Smith, Patricia Terceira, Ellen Brady and Melissa Neumyer.

Health Sciences Fair a Success

10-Health Sciences FairCareer Services Office held the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Nineteen employers were on campus to speak with potential health science’s candidates.  Employers included Care New England, Lifespan, Southcoast Health and Newton Wellesley Hospital. CharterCare Health Partners established a pipeline of candidates with the students they met.  First-time exhibitors were very impressed with the facility as well as the professionalism of the students.

Surgical Technology Program Receives National Recognition

New England Tech’s Associate in Science degree program in Surgical Technology has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90% graduate pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate by examination the understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized nationally as the foremost credential for surgical technologists. This certification is required for employment by many local, state and national health care organizations. Congratulations to the graduates and faculty of NEIT’s Surgical Technology program for this achievement.

Respiratory Care

5-Respiratory Care

From Left: (Back row) Jose Vieira, Andre Petrarca, Verlisa Smith, Shaquilah Dooley-Respiratory Care Club President, Melanie Deady, and Jason Holder. (Front row) Kaitlyn Poitras, Stephanie Velho, Tatiane Espada, Laysa Neto, Monica Carvalho, Rodney Ferreira, and Cheryl Ebbinghaus. (Not pictured): Nonja Borgella, Tamala Facas, and Danielle White.

Seventeen students from the 5th cohort of the Associate in Science degree program in Respiratory Care were the first graduates to participate in a traditional pinning ceremony.  Working together the class created a ceremony that was very memorable. The pinning ceremony is a symbolic event serving as a transitional step when graduates begin their professional careers.  The keynote speaker was Steven Trabucco, Manager of Respiratory Care at Landmark Hospital and a strong supporter of NEIT’s Respiratory Care program since its inception. Best of luck to the graduates.

Career Exploration Series

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

New England Tech Career Exploration Days

 

 

AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015 – AARC

Respiratory Care Week 2015 was a great time to recognize the accomplishments of Respiratory Therapist’s, and AARC members all across the nation did just that the last week in October.

Source: AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015 – AARC

Congratulations Karen Morgenstein!

Karen MorgensteinAnyone who has worked with Karen Morgenstein, lab assistant in the Occupational Therapy (OT) department, knows of her passion for the OT field.  As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for 37 years, Karen always speaks very highly of her profession and her experiences.  Karen is an amazing role model for New England Tech students.  She demonstrates the importance of her role as a COTA, recently being elected as President of the Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association (RIOTA).  NEIT students hope to be an avid and dynamic leader and practitioner as Karen Morgenstein.  Congratulations to Karen for being selected President of the RIOTA for a second term.