Automotive Student Works to Finish What His Father Started

Kyle Delaney is perfect example of what happens when passion meets determination. He is currently enrolled at New England Institute of Technology in the Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance program, set to graduate in June 2017. But his story reaches far beyond the confines of campus.

Delaney is in the process of restoring a 1949 Ford F1; a project that was originally started by his father and a close family friend back in the early 1970s, and that he and his father have now been working on since Delaney was about 16. His penchant for fixing things started at a young age, with his father being the main influence of his interests.

“I’ve always been around cars and trucks my whole life. My father worked as a construction worker and he used to always give me rides in the machines when I was little. I think that, plus the vehicles we have had throughout my life, whet my appetite for everything mechanical. When I was six, I got my first dirt bike and there were days I would ride it and try to fix it if it was broken from first thing in the morning until the sun went down.

Once I started getting into cars and learning more about them, I started to go to a lot more car shows and read more about car related news. After going to a couple shows I really began to like and respect the older vehicles more than today’s vehicles.”

Delaney provided some insight into the history of this project, which was originally started by Delaney’s father, and Dan, who was a father figure to the elder Delaney.

“My grandfather died when my father was younger, I believe 11 or 12. Dan basically was the one who showed my father how to do things around the house and in Dan’s free time, when he needed some extra cash, he would work on people’s cars and my father would help him out. Around the same time frame that my grandfather died, Dan bought a truck from a guy who lived down the road; a 1949 Ford F1. Dan wanted to rebuild the truck to have fun in and drive around town. In their free time Dan and my dad would work on it. Along the way, Dan showed my father how to rebuild brakes. They then sanded it all down, fixed all the rot and imperfections, painted it with primer, and rebuilt what else needed to be rebuilt.”

After Delaney’s father graduated from high school, the F1 was moved to a friend’s garage. The restoration was cut short when the garage collapsed on the vehicle, crushing the frame and rendering it all but totaled. Dan dismantled the truck, but kept everything together, and it remained by that garage for almost 30 years.

“I was talking to my dad one night and we both agreed we’d like to get a project car to work on in our free time. Around that time, Dan got back into touch with my dad. Dan still lived in Portsmouth, RI with his wife, Mim, down the street from where my dad grew up. He got into contact with my father after learning he had pancreatic cancer. Thirty-one days after he found out, he died. After the funeral my father made it a point to go see Mim every weekend we could. One day we got on the subject of my father and I getting a project vehicle and she said, ‘You know, Danny still has all the parts for that Ford truck you guys used to work on. You guys can have it all if you want.’”

And so a new generation was introduced to the 1949 Ford F1 project. This time around it was especially challenging considering the truck was in pieces, and some of it was unsalvageable.

“I started with miscellaneous parts that ranged from the original seat to the original windshield that still shows the 1969 Rhode Island State Inspection sticker. I only had the doors and a couple fenders for the outside.

I had a vision of having a perfectly restored 1949 Ford F1 that was all stock. The only problem with that was all my sheet metal, like my bed, front fenders, and cab, sat outside for 30 years, not even a mile from Narragansett Bay. Most of it was rotted away and the chassis was nowhere in sight. I basically had to start off by finding what I needed.

I ended up finding a 1949 Ford F1 chassis that was listed for sale in Connecticut. We bought it and began assembling it in my garage. At first I really struggled because I had no clue where most of the parts went. It wasn’t until a coworker of mine gave me a manual he had for these trucks that I was able to assemble it correctly.”

Delaney also purchased a parts truck, a 1948 Ford F2, to help slowly piece the original truck back together. The main reason for the purchase was the engine, but he found some automobile history on the doors of the cab in the process.

“I found them with a full coat of primer over the letters and paint and could see through the primer what resembled letters. I sanded down the primer lightly and began to find more and more letters. The best part is both doors match. I used the cab from the truck as a donor cab since mine was completely rotted out.”

Kyle Delaney with doors off of a 1948 Ford F2, from Russell’s Engine Rebuilding in Cambridge, MA

Delaney did his homework. He contacted the Cambridge, Massachusetts Historical Society, sent them pictures of the doors, and received a response within the hour. They sent him photos of the building and some of the vehicles the business used to promote the company.

“Apparently that guy’s business was huge in Cambridge! The company’s name is Russell’s Engine Rebuilding and it was in business from the Model T era to the mid-1970s. They would do full engine rebuilds and mechanic work in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

Images provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

 

Image provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

As his love of antique cars grew, Delaney decided to pursue a career in the automotive industry and enrolled at New England Institute of Technology. His experience at New England Tech has provided him with the fundamentals of design, theory of operation, and servicing techniques of the many systems and system components of today’s automobiles, but he has been fortunate to apply the same techniques to help him get his antique Ford running.

“Right off the bat, I started my experience at NEIT by rebuilding a Ford Flathead V8 for my truck in the Engines Lab. I took what I learned in my other classes, like electrical, and completely rebuilt the electrical system, my drive-line related class, and rebuilt the brakes and rear differential, and welding, by re-welding patches and other little pieces like a crack in one of my original steel wheels that had the Ford logo stamped into the center.”

Delaney has his truck to the point where he is able to hop in and ride around his neighborhood, but he still has a long way to go.

“If I was to try and find parts for this truck in the Midwest where nothing really rots, they are all usually dented and destroyed since these trucks were made to be worked on a farm.

I have everything assembled on it to drive down the road, the only things I need to buy for it are running boards, a bed, and to completely paint it. My goal is to completely finish this truck and drive it around to car shows and to mainly have fun with it.”

A combination of cost and model rarity are Delaney’s final hurdles to get over to achieve his dream of owning a fully restored 1949 Ford F1, and continuing the legacy that his father, and Dan, started almost 40 years ago. Considering the amount of time, effort, and passion he has put into this project thus far, there is no doubt he will succeed.

Delaney working in his garage at home in Middletown, RI.

 

The 1949 Ford F1, so far.

 

*Kyle also let us know that today, January 25th, just happens to be his father’s birthday, so New England Tech would like to wish Mr. Delaney a very Happy Birthday!

News from Career Services: Week of 1/16/17

New Hires!

  • Mechanical Engineer at Saint Gobain, Bristol, RI (MCTB)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician with Schneider Electric, Foxboro, MA (ESTA)
  • Design Engineer with General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Groton, CT (MCTB)
  • IT Engineer with Atrion, Warwick, RI (CYBT)
  • Tech Support role with CVS Corporation, Cumberland, RI (GDSB) – He hopes to build his resume with this role and then move up into higher level roles.
  • Paid IT Internship with Providence Mutual Insurance, Warwick, RI (CYBT)

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • An Animal Hospital in Warren, RI is hiring a Certified Veterinary Technician.
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America – NAVTA – posted another 11 Vet Tech jobs for roles that are across the US.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A news station in Providence, RI is seeking graduates for a Multimedia Journalist.
  • A vacation tour company in Pawtucket, RI posted a paid Full-Time Video Intern position for students.
  • A radio communications company in Norwich, CT has posted an Announcer position.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • A manufacturer in Somerville, MA is seeking ELY & ESTA candidates for their Electrical Build Team.
  • An intelligence manufacturer in N. Kingstown, RI has posted 1st & 2nd shift Calibration Technician positions for ESTA students and graduates.
  • An employment agency has a client in Cumberland, RI seeking ELY candidates for a Panel Wirer role.
  • A clean energy company in Warwick, RI posted 2 positions for ELY grads: Licensed Journeyman & Apprentices for residential and solar projects.
  • An electric company in Johnston, RI is recruiting ELY grads for Apprentice Electrician positions.

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS and REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS

  • A growing HVAC business in Bristol, CT is looking to hire 2 Plumbers.
  • A fire protection company in West Warwick, RI is in need of a Plumbing Apprentice.
  • A provider of professional engineering, consulting and project management services for infrastructure projects in Groton, CT is recruiting for HVAC /Refrigeration Technicians.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A credit union in Westerly, RI posted a role for an IT Analyst.
  • A cyber-security firm in Providence, RI posted roles with NEIT seeking Security Operations Analysts for locations in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Georgia. There is excellent pay for this role.
  • A major wireless and telecommunications company in Providence, RI posted a role for Technical Support.

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • An antiques company in North Kingstown, RI posted a role for a Paid Marketing Intern.
  • A wholesale warehouse in Johnston, RI posted a well-paid Internship for students in GMW who are skilled in Website Design and Search Engine Optimization.

ABT / CET / CMT / BCC

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • West Kingston, RI – Drafter/Designer
  • CT, MA & RI – Automatic Door Service Technicians
  • Mansfield, MA – Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers
  • North Kingstown, RI – Drafters

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A physician’s office in Cranston, RI posted a role for a Medical Assistant
  • A respiratory product company in Norwood, MA posted a role for a Respiratory Therapist
  • Seeking COTA candidates at a Health Center in E. Providence, RI

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • Cranston, RI – Experienced Technician
  • Warren, RI – Marine Mechanics and Yard Help
  • East Falmouth, MA – Marine Technician
  • Shrewsbury, MA – Vehicle Inspector
  • North Kingstown, RI & North Smithfield, RI – Service Technicians
  • Portsmouth, NH – QuickLane Technicians, Auto Body/Paint Techs and QuickLane Advisors
  • Warwick, RI – Car Detailer

New England Tech Launches Online Automotive Service Management Bachelor’s Degree

Showing jobs you can get with an automotive service management degreeNew England Institute of Technology Launches Online Automotive Service Management Bachelor’s Degree

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) has announced a new, fully online Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Service Management (ASMX) in the spring of 2017. Designed for working automotive and transportation professionals, this bachelor’s degree program combines a solid foundation in general management with transportation-focused technical and business courses designed to prepare graduates for career advancement.

Flexible and convenient for busy working professionals; the online ASMX program offers an accelerated academic schedule for students to obtain their bachelor’s degree. Classes are scheduled within a ten-week quarter with four academic quarters per year. This format allows students to earn their degree quickly while taking into consideration work and personal commitments. New England Tech offers quality, engaging online education with 24×7 technical support, and a dedicated student success advisor.

In fact, New England Institute of Technology Ranks 8th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Rankings of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

New England Institute of Technology Best Bachelor's Degree award from U.S. NewsThe ASMX program is a balanced combination of technical, operations, general management, and automotive specific topics most relevant in the transportation service industry. It also includes a full range of general business skills transferable to employment in other industries.

New England Tech has trained students for successful careers in the automotive industry for decades with thousands of graduates working in all aspects of the industry nationwide. Our Automotive and Management faculty are practicing industry leaders who have strong academic credentials backed by years of real-world experience.

Larry Bouthillier, Director of Online Education at New England Institute of Technology stated, “Industry leaders nationwide are asking for graduates who are trained in business and grounded in the rapidly evolving technology of the automotive field. Our on-campus Automotive Service Management program has helped prepare students for management positions in the automotive industry for many years. Now we’ve invested in creating an outstanding and effective online learning experience for students and are proud to now be offering this program to aspiring automotive managers across the country.”

To learn more about the online Automotive Service Management degree program, visit Online Learning at NEIT or call the Admissions office at 800-736-7744 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

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New England Tech Now Offering Online Master of Public Health

 

Class image of New England Tech's Master's of Public Health degree program

Assistant Provost and MPH faculty member Magali Angeloni, DrPH, MBA, works with students at NEIT

Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the university is now offering a 100% online Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The program is ideal for working professionals offering students the flexibility to complete coursework around their busy schedules while providing 24×7 technical support via phone, email or chat.

 

New England Tech’s Master of Public Health program is unique because it includes a core public health curriculum along with management and leadership principles that prepare graduates to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role and oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives.

NEIT’s Master of Public Health program affords students the opportunity to complete the program in as little as two years (eight quarters), taking 2 classes per quarter. A minimum of 48 quarter-credits (equivalent to 32 semester credits), including a 120-hour field experience, are required for graduation.

In addition to the Master of Public Health program, NEIT offers a variety of health sciences degree programs, including Associate in Science degree programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, surgical technology, respiratory care, medical laboratory technology, medical assisting and administration and paramedic technology. Health Sciences bachelor degree programs at NEIT include the fully online RN to BSN program and the Rehabilitation Sciences program (on campus). A hybrid on-line, on-campus Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy is also offered.

Learn more about our Master of Public Health, or contact Admissions at 800-736-7744 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

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US News Ranks New England Tech for Best Online Degree Programs

New England Institute of Technology Best Bachelor's Degree award from U.S. NewsNew England Institute of Technology Ranks Top-10 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Rankings of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of  “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” released this week, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was ranked eighth nationally for the quality and value of its online bachelor’s degree programs.

The Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings are based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students.

U.S. News’ published methodology states: “The vast majority of students enrolled in these ranked programs have earned at least some college credit. They are more likely to be working professionals in their 20s to 40s looking to advance in or change their careers than be first-time college students. Consequently, the factors U.S. News selected to make comparisons between programs were not measures like high school class rank or standardized test scores. Instead, U.S. News chose factors that weigh how these programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.”

The methodology document also included how U.S. News assessed schools based on four general categories, stating:

  • Student engagement (40 percent): Quality online bachelor’s degree programs promote participation in courses, allowing students opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates, as is possible in a campus-based setting. In turn, instructors not only are accessible and responsive, but they also are tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding enough that students stay enrolled and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Faculty credentials and training (20 percent): Strong online programs employ instructors with academic credentials that mirror those of instructors for campus-based programs, and they have the resources to train these instructors to teach distance learners.
  • Student services and technology (20 percent): Programs that incorporate diverse online learning technologies allow greater flexibility for students to take classes from a distance. Outside of classes, strong support structures provide learning assistance, career guidance, and financial aid resources commensurate with quality campus-based programs.
  • Peer reputation (20 percent): A survey of high-ranking academic officials helps account for intangible factors affecting program quality that are not captured by statistics. Also, degrees from programs that are well respected by academics may be held in higher regard among employers.

Take a look at our wide range of online and hybrid degree programs designed for working professionals – and start reaching your potential ahead of schedule.

See the full U.S. News ranking report here

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News from Career Services: Week of 1/2/17

New Year = New Hires!

Here’s the latest news of graduates who have recently obtained employment!

  • Social Media Associate for the Better Business Bureau, Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (DMP)
  • Machine Operator at Ecological Fibers, Pawtucket, RI (BCC)
  • Engineer Building Auditor hired by RI Army National Guard (ABTB)
  • Systems Administrator with Collette Vacations in Pawtucket, RI (ITN)
  • Jr. Software Engineer with the Department of Defense (through the Navy) (ITS)
  • Software Developer with AIPSO, Johnston, RI (ITS)
  • Social Media/Graphics position with New England Publishing Company, Swansea, MA (GMW)
  • HVAC Apprentice – RACH grad interviewed with Regan Heating/AC and was offered the job the next day!
  • December 2016 MT grad completed a 6-week internship with Herreshoff Marine Museum restoring antique boats. Due to his work, he was referred to Bristol Boat Company, Bristol, RI and was hired as a Shop Assistant to restore and construct yachts.
  • RI Engine Company, Narragansett, RI hired a WEL student for a Paid Internship – first internship for the program and first woman! Company also hired a MT Intern in the summer then made him permanent employee in September.
  • Many of the MLT grads are finding work before we even meet with them! This is an excellent career choice with significant job opportunities. 4 graduates were recently hired as Lab Techs at area hospitals:
    • Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI
    • Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
    • UMASS Memorial, Worcester, MA
    • South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI

Here’s a collection of job opportunities that employers contacted the Career Services about this week:

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • A publishing company in Swansea, MA posted 3 Internships for GMW students. The owner has 3 interns now and he is “extremely happy with NEIT students.”
  • A retail facility in Cumberland, RI posted a role for a paid E-Commerce Intern

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Help wanted! Positions are open in the following areas:

  • Warwick, RI – Technician
  • East Providence, RI – Oil/Lube Technicians and Service Advisors
  • Franklin, MA – Maintenance Tech (part time)
  • Braintree, MA – Mechanic (part time)
  • New London, CT – Mercedes-Benz Technician
  • Tiverton, RI – Mercedes-Benz Technician
  • Groton, CT – Technician
  • Beverly, MA – Lube Technician

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Many medical facilities are seeking Medical Assistants (MAA). A job came in today from a facility in Providence, RI seeking a Medical Assistant for the Pediatric Division.
  • A major health care provider in the area posted 4 open jobs for Respiratory Therapists (RC)
  • A Surgical Technician is needed in Newton, MA (ST)
  • An eye care facility out of Boston, MA is seeking both Surgical Tech & RN candidates (ST/NUR)

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

  • Local company has a Field Service Engineer position for the New England area
  • 2 positions for Technicians in Canton and Tauton, MA at $20-27/hour
  • Company in East Greenwich, RI has an opening for an Applications Technician
  • Company in Foxboro, MA has 2 openings: Electro-Mechcanical Technician & Repair Technician

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

Positions available in:

  • Providence, RI – Sales Manager and Account Executive
  • Middletown, RI – Multimedia Specialist
  • Senator Bernie Sanders – Press Assistant
  • Willimantic, CT – Evening DJ/Production Director
  • Providence, RI – Talk Show Host

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company out of Brockton, MA came out with 3 jobs in hand for ITS roles:
    Applications Developer / Supply Chain Systems Analyst / eCommerce Systems Analyst
  • A local retailer’s corporate office in North Kingstown, RI posted 3 jobs:
    Technical Support Specialist / Supply Chain Applications Support / SR Application Support Manager
  • An insurance company in Warwick, RI posted 2 paid internships:
    Help Desk and Network Support / Programmer Intern
  • A government branch posted a Paid Internship position for CYBT students.
  • A company in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Web App/Software Developer.
  • A local municpality posted a role for a Technology Support Technician
  • A Manager from Hasbro Toys, Pawtucket, RI came out to campus to give a presentation to GDS and VGD students. He announced that he needs 2 – 3 Game Design Interns to take on roles at Hasbro Toys.
  • A Cyber Security grad is working for a company in North Providence, RI and stated that the company has 2 NEIT interns now and plans to bring in more with the hopes of hiring them full time.

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • A national organization posted over 10 jobs for Vet Tech roles across the US!

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, CIVIL ENGINEERING, & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Positions available with multiple companies in:

  • Providence, RI – looking for Construction Technician
  • Providence, RI – seeking CET candidates for a Survey Rod Technician
  • Avon, MA – looking for a Jr AutoCAD Drafter
  • Boston, MA – seeking Repair & Maintenance Technicians
  • Lewiston, ME – looking for a Construction Field Engineer
  • Lincoln, RI – seeking a Project Manager/Estimator
  • Westport, MA – recruiting grads for an Estimator/Assistant PM
  • North Smithfield – needs a CAD-Cabinet Vision Drafter
  • Portland, ME – recruiting for a Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Providence, RI – looking for a MEP Revit CAD Drafter

BUILDING TRADES TECHNOLOGIES

Electrical Technology:

  • Electric company in Narragansett, RI is seeking ELY grads for a Licensed Electrician and Generator Technician
  • An energy company out of Costa Mesa, CA is seeking Field Service Technicians to work on renewable energy systems, specifically photovoltaic systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy storage systems for the New England territory.
  • An electric company in Wyoming, RI is looking for a few more Apprentice candidates

Plumbing, Heating & Gas / Refrigeration, Heating & Gas:

Positions available in:

  • Watertown, MA – Inside Sales Tech/Rep
  • Kingston, RI – Facilities Engineer
  • Middletown, CT – HVAC Technician
  • Johnston, RI – Plumbing Apprentice
  • Smithfield, RI – Plumbing Apprentice (reposted due to volume!)

 

**PLEASE NOTE: This listing is to provide readers with an overview of the types of positions available to NEIT students and graduates. The Career Services Office maintains specific information pertaining to the employment opportunities.

Transportation/Welding Career Fair Scheduled for February 14, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm, the Career Services Office will be hosting its annual Transportation Technology Career Fair on the Access Road Campus – 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Last year, this event brought in over 30 companies from across the region, making it our largest employer turnout to date. A mix of automotive, automotive service management, auto body and marine companies are invited to attend, and new this year, welding companies have been included in the event.

This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, so take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Current students and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: Automotive, Automotive w/ High Performance, Collision Repair, Marine, Automotive Service Management, and Welding Engineering Technology. Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire.

If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x 3458.

List of attending companies (as of 2/13/2017):

 

Top 10 Job Search Strategies for 2017

Career center at New England TechIf you’re thinking of a career move in 2017, the New Year is one of the best times to look for a new position. The job market winds down towards the end of the year and picks up again in the first few months of the new year. Additionally, tying a career goal to a “temporal landmark” such as New Year (“the fresh start effect”) has been proven to be effective in realizing your goals.

Here are 10 things you should be thinking about and doing to increase your chances for success.

  1. List your accomplishments from 2016. What were your biggest projects and biggest triumphs? Also identify challenges, as these can also be accomplishments you weren’t aware of. What was the setback and how did you overcome it? Knowing these will serve you well in updating your resume and on future job interviews.
  1. Start a Kudos File. A Kudos File can consist of emails of praise from customers, brochures or newsletters you created, grateful messages from your boss and colleagues, and notes from your big projects. A Kudos File will provide documented proof and give you anecdotes at your fingertips during job interviews.
  1. Research the industry and specific niche you want to go into, what the position requires, and why you are uniquely qualified. Think about the transferable skills that you can take easily from one position to another and any skills you may have that you don’t currently use in your position.
  1. Focus more on networking than online applications, because people are primarily hired by people they know. Contact former colleagues and classmates. Ask your friends if they’re still in touch with [whomever]. Google the names of the people you want to find. Use your contacts to help set up informational interviews. Also, request informational interviews at companies where you do not have contacts, as you’ll be surprised at how prospective hiring managers will agree to meet with you.
  2. Be aware of your online reputation. Most employers will Google you before asking you in for an interview. If you don’t know what they find, you could be caught off guard. When you’re aware of what employers discover, you can be prepared to address any issues you might have.
  3. Increase your professional visibility and strengthen your personal brand using LinkedIn. It’s your best reputation management vehicle, and where most recruiters will research you. Also, your LinkedIn profile shows up organically in a Google search of your name, so take advantage of the fact that you can control your image, message, and personal brand.
  1. Be able to articulate the exact position you want, and even for which specific companies. If you don’t clearly know, you won’t be able to effectively brand yourself (including your LinkedIn profile) or convert conversations into possible opportunities.
  2. Develop your hit list of target employers. You probably know the best companies in your field that you’d like to work for. If not, do your research up front. Ask friends and colleagues. Also, check in with New England Tech’s Career Services department, as its staff knows of top companies in many fields, and it always has a list of positions available from regional employers.
  1. If you’re interested in more than one specific type of position that utilizes different areas of professional strengths, develop more than one version of your resume. Change the header to highlight your professional strengths and ambitions to match the requisite job skills, and do the same in the description of your responsibilities and accomplishments for your current and previous employers.
  2. Network online. LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be good sources for connecting with old colleagues, friends and even making new contacts. Join a local industry chapter of a national organization that is aligned with your target position and where you can meet those who work for your target employers. Then, attend the chapter meetings and volunteer at their special events so you get to meet the people who can help you network.

BONUS Strategy: Upgrade your skills or consider pursuing the next level of your education at a career-focused university such as New England Institute of Technology (www.neit.edu). NEIT offers accelerated degree programs where you can earn your associate degree in as little as 18 months, bachelor’s degree in as little as 3 years, or master’s degree that may apply a credit to your life experiences.

The key to tying all this together is to take action each day. Whether it’s one thing a day or three things a day stay committed to your effort. This will significantly enhance your chances of landing the position you want while shortening the length of your job search process.

For college students at New England Institute of Technology looking for more tips and advice – visit the Career Services Office. #CareerServicesAtNEIT

NEIT’s Vet Tech Program Ranked Among Top 20 Best in the US

New England Institute of Technology cited as among the top 20 best colleges in the United States.

The rankings were released by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading higher education information and resource provider. The organization analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine its list of top schools.

Comparing both online and on-campus programs at schools across the U.S., the online higher education resource provider ranked schools providing the best overall value for Veterinary Technician students.

“Job outlook projections show veterinary technician positions growing much faster than the national average through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on these lists are not only providing quality veterinary technician programs but are also making an extra effort to help students land a job after graduation.”

Schools must meet specific baseline requirements to be considered for a spot on the ranking. All institutions must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit entities. Schools are also required to provide career services to their students. Once a school’s eligibility is determined, the Community for Accredited Online Schools scores and ranks each based on more than a dozen data points, including graduation rates, student-teacher ratios and financial aid availability, to determine the overall Best Schools in the US.

Learn more about NEIT’s Vet Tech program < click here

To find more details on the data and methodology used to determine scores visit:   http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/vet-tech/

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News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

New Hires!

  • Apprentice Electrician with Advance Electrical, Smithfield, RI (ELY). Met with this grad on Thursday afternoon – had a job offer by the following Tuesday morning!
  • Engineering Technician for Dryvit Systems, W. Warwick, RI (MCTA)
  • Revenue Integrity Abstractor with Care New England in Warwick, RI (EMR) She is very excited and said it is the job that she has been hoping for and she even has Friday’s off!
  • Plumbing Apprentice for National Refrigeration, Warwick, RI (PBLH) Started part time prior to graduation.
  • Systems/Technology Consultant with Icorps Technologies, Boston, MA. (ITN)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local college contacted NEIT seeking 2 Audio Visual Technicians to work at all campus locations.
  • A local company is seeking grads for Wedding Videographer/Editor.
  • Media company in Cleveland, OH is recruiting for a Digital Producer.
  • A college in Franklin, MA is seeking graduates for an Audio Video Engineer.
  • A local show on Cox/Verizon in RI is looking for a Freelance Videographer.
  • A wedding videography comapny New Bedford, MA is looking for Videographer/Editor candidates.
  • Representatives a church in Johnston, RI visited campus to inquire about hiring students to work at their large production facility for the congregation.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Boston posted 20 jobs for a Windows Migration Project for a large employer in Providence, RI. This type of work can really help grads to build their resumes for better roles.
  • A local college has a job opening for an IT Technologist that would work well for grads from IT Networking.
  • A home loan company in Newport, RI posted two more jobs with NEIT:
    Network Engineer – great job for someone from ITN or CYBT
    Business Analyst – this role is a good fit for someone from ITS

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Local sandwich shop in Warwick, RI reached out to NEIT for help with their website and menu. Hoping to hire a GMW student or graduate to assist them with the project.

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Bristol, RI – Classic Boat Restoration Shop Assistant
  • Wareham, MA – Marine Technician
  • Fall River, MA – Tire Technician

PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS / REFRIGERATION, HEATING & GAS

  • Plumbing Apprentices being sought for companies in Smithfield, RI, Woonsocket, RI, and Warwick, RI.
  • Test Technician needed in Danbury, CT
  • HVAC Apprentice needed in Providence, RI

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A Healthcare Center in Dayville, CT posted a role for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • A Detention Center in Central Falls, RI is seeking a Graduate Nurse (RNBN)
  • A facility in Woonsocket, RI posted 3 positions for NUR: Residential RN, Home Health Psychiatric RN and Part Time RN

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Uncasville, CT posted a Maintenance Electrician position for ELY grads
  • A town in Eastern RI is seeking a licensed Electrician/Maintenance Technician

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

On Tuesday, November 29th, Business Management students and business professionals met in the Regan Lounge to participate in a Brunch Mock Interview session from 9a-11a.