A poster abstract submitted by Linda Del Vecchio-Gilbert, DNP, CPNP-PC, ACHPN, CPON, a New England Tech nursing instructor, was selected for presentation at a Research Podium during the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 37th National Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16 –19, 2016. She was also asked to speak at the convention on the topic “Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice: Research Agenda Priority: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention”. Thank you to Dr. Del Vecchio-Gilbert for her dedication to the field of pediatric nursing and for representing NEIT so well.
- 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)
Congratulations, Keri! Hard work and dedication always pay’s off.
Keri Kinniburgh of Southern New England Rehabilitation Center was named the 2015 employee of the year for her dedication to her patients in her care at SNERC. Keri graduated in 2004 from our Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program and is a practicing as an occupational therapy assistant in RI. We’d also like to thank Keri for her continued support of New England Institute of Technology by being a member of the OTA Technical Advisory Board.
Health Care Management and Health and Wellness Programs Will Launch This Spring
EAST GREENWICH – RI. Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the university will offer two new bachelor level programs beginning in the Spring, 2016 quarter. The Health Care Management and Health and Wellness programs were developed to address the need for highly skilled employees in these sectors of the health sciences.
The Health Care Management program is a specialized bachelor of science degree program for students who have a minimum of an associate in science degree in the health care field. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level managerial careers in health care and incorporates the latest innovations, managerial techniques and theory into a practical 18-month program. Courses in the core areas of health care systems include health care law, economics, marketing, and finance, as well as public health, quality improvement and risk management.
Health Care management graduates will be prepared for employment as managers or assistant managers to support strategic planning, budgeting, and quality improvement or as supervisors of a program or department in long-term care facilities, hospitals, public health, home health care, community health, mental health centers and other health-related venues.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Health and Wellness prepares students to learn how to coach and educate clients of all ages using an innovative system rooted in the latest biopsychosocial sciences. Students may enter the Health and Wellness program upon graduation from high school or matriculate from a related associate in science degree programs.
The curriculum includes wellness and prevention, cognitive and behavioral change management, professional health and wellness coaching, client/patient engagement and activation, collaborative leadership and culture transition, personalized health, practical health and wellness workplace challenges, and health care’s Affordable Care Act and associated Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Career opportunities in this emerging health care specialty include health and wellness program design, health promotion, coaching in medical/health care settings, wellness education in physicians’ offices, insurance companies, corporate wellness/fitness, health centers and geriatric day and assisted living communities.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Health Care Management and Health and Wellness contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.
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
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 – 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.
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.
*These events are exclusively for New England Tech students and graduates and are not open to the public.
NEIT’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.
Career 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.