Office of Career Services putting grads to work

From The Rhode Show:

At New England Tech, the Career Services Center works diligently to ensure all their students are hired within their field.

Pat Blakemore, the Director of Career Services explains that they custom create a plan for each student. “We’ll meet with students one on one. We’ll work out a job search plan for that student, because no two students are the same,” she said.

The Career Services Center teaches students how to write resumes and cover letters and even teaches proper interview techniques. They work with each student until they secure a job. Most students acquire employment before they walk out of the doors at New England Tech.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Career Services upcoming Career Fairs

8-Tech Career ExpoThese events are NOT open to the public.  They are OPEN to all current students and New England Tech Alumni.

Summer Quarter:

Vet Tech Career Fair:Tuesday, September 16, (week 9) Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Location:Post Rd. Student Lounge

(Open to all current students and alumni for VET)

 

Fall Quarter:

Health Sciences Career Fair: Monday – October 20, (week 3) 9:30 am – 12:00 noon (?)

Location: Tech Way 3rd floor

(Open to all current students and alumni for RC, OTA, MSOT, PTA, NUR, CMA, ST, HIM, HCM)

Graduate Feedback

“(I) also wanted to note, every place I interviewed was extremely impressed with not just what I know, but the fact that I went to NEIT. Your school has an excellent reputation out in the professional world. It really allowed me to pick and choose who I wanted to work for (I received many job offers before accepting this one).”  Justin Viera 3/2010 Associate degree in Network Engineering Technology and currently enrolled in the Bachelor degree in Network Engineering Technology 

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

More Information | Apply Now

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Silly Google Employees Interview Questions

There aren’t too many people who wouldn’t love to work for a company like Google.  If you ever happen to get lucky enough to land an interview with them, check out the crazy interview questions they have asked interviewees.  For assistance with answering the more common interview questions, New England Tech students and graduates should utilize the Career Services office.

Career Services will help with resume’ writing and interview prep, among other things.

From TheTechGets.com:

Have a look at a collection of 17 ridiculous questions Google used to ask interviewees

For some people, working at Google is a dream job — but getting there isn’t easy. Google has some very interesting hiring practices meant to ensure only the most successful candidates get in the door, including some questions that may seem out of this world, yet Google wants candidates to answer. Business Insider has put together a collection of 17 ridiculous questions Google used to ask interviewees, and they were taken from an extensive collection of 140 questions Google used to ask clients of Seattle job coach Lewis Lin in recent years.

Google would ask candidates to design an evacuation plan for San Francisco, explain the significance of “dead beef,” calculate how many golf balls can fit in a school bus, and figure out how much they’d charge to wash all the windows in Seattle.

But there are even stranger tasks than that, such as explaining to an 8-year old in three sentences what a database is or why a man lost his fortune after he pushed his car to a hotel.

One interesting challenge asks candidates to figure out what happens in a village of 100 married couples where every man has cheated on his wife, and every woman instantly knows when a man other than her own husband has cheated, when the queen arrives saying that at least one husband has been unfaithful – upon finding out her husband has been unfaithful, any wife must kill the man on the spot that very day.

Check out the full list of silly, but important, Google questions the company is now banned from asking potential employees, as well as solutions for them.

via Silly Google Employees Interview Questions.

Want to improve your online presence?

LinkedinThis workshop is for current New England Tech students and Alumni.

Join us for a LinkedIn Workshop: Wednesday, July 16th from 9 am to 10 am / Room S111 East Greenwich campus 

Learn how to:

  • Create or improve your professional LinkedIn profile
  • Connect with the right people and groups
  • Utilize LinkedIn as a job search tool

Space is limited so please sign up by contacting the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 ext. 3458

 

Employer Feedback

MMSI Multi Media Lead Generation Strategy logo“New England Tech is developing some nice local talent that is and will continue to be a real benefit to the Rhode Island job market.”

Tony Ferranti, MMSI – Multi Media Lead Generation Strategy

Technology Career Expo ‘14

8-Tech Career ExpoPat Blakemore, Director of Career Services, and the entire staff of the Career Services Office worked diligently to ensure the success of the Technology Career Expo’ 14. NEIT students and graduates had the opportunity to speak about current and future employment opportunities with representatives from 68 companies who participated in the Expo on March 6th. This event is one of five annual career expos hosted by the Career Services Office, each one offering NEIT students and graduates the opportunity to network with potential employers related to their degree programs. 

Many of the students who took advantage of the opportunity to meet these employers were able to secure interviews while others already have job offers. One employer commented: “We have so many solid candidates from the job fair that we have to make some difficult choices on who to bring on board.”

“One thing that really helped me after the Career Expo was writing those thank you letters to the companies for taking the time to talk to me. In addition once I received a one on one interview I brought in nice copies of my resume, references, and letters of recommendations from my teachers. The companies really appreciated the extra effort and plus it gives them something to look at while interviewing. Thanks again for everything.” – Jennifer Adamek, CBYT student who received 2 job offers as a result of attending the Career Expo event.

News from New England Tech’s Career Services Office

Many companies have reached out to the Career Services Office lately looking for Information Technology (IT) graduates – particularly IT grads with strong software skills.

One local RI company with a global presence, a long-time employer of NEIT grads and considers NEIT a “preferred college” when seeking graduates, is in need of 50 new employees who have a degree in software and some experience in the field.  The Career Services Office is ensuring that NEIT graduates are aware of these opportunities.  Fourteen of those jobs are entry-level, so upcoming NEIT graduates will have an opportunity to be candidates for those roles.

Another company in RI reached out to the Career Services Office to for assistance in finding twenty .Net Developers.  The company has already started to interview NEIT grads, and one NEIT grad has an offer.

A local design firm specializing in web sites and company branding for some of the largest companies in the US has reached out to NEIT for Game Development and Software Engineering (GDS) grads to fill 20 open jobs. The company has already hired one GDS grad and will be at the annual Career Expo event at NEIT on Thursday, March 6, to screen NEIT students as potential new hires.

2013 Career Fair Announcements

Announcing the first three Career Fairs of 2013.   All our events are open to NEIT students and grads only – not open to the public.  

 

Veterinary Technology Career Fair – Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Post Road, Warwick Campus, Student Lounge from 9am to 12pm

  • Open to all current students and alumni from our Veterinary Technology program

Health Care Career Fair – Thursday, October 24, 2013

East Greenwich Campus, 3rd Floor, Tech Way from 8:30am to 11:30pm

  • Open to all current students and alumni from the following technologies: Respiratory Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist (Masters), Physical Therapist Assistant, Nursing, Clinical Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, Health Information, and Healthcare Management

 

Technology Career Expo ‘14 – Thursday, March 6, 2014

East Greenwich Campus, Tech Way, from 9am to 12pm

  • Open to all current students and alumni from the following technologies: Architectural/Building Engineering, Aviation Science, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Construction Management, Digital Recording Arts, Electronics Systems, Electrical Engineering, Game Development/Simulation, Information Technology, Software/Networking, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Graphics/Multimedia/Web Design, and Video/Audio Production

 

News from the Career Services Office of New England Tech

The job market continues to be very active for graduates of the New England Institute of Technology.   Employers value NEIT’s Career Services Office as a recruiting resource when seeking highly skilled technical employees.

Rhode Island college career services

 

Transportation Technologies Career Fair

Thursday, January 23, 2014 (week 3) || 10 am – 12 noon, AC building, Access Rd. Campus

Students from all quarters are invited to meet with local and regional employers to discuss full and part-time job opportunities.  Employers from the Automotive, Collision Repair, Service Management and Marine industries will be on hand to talk with students and graduates about potential opportunities.

Technology Career Expo 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (week 8) || 9:30 am – 12 noon, Tech Way, EG campus

Open to all alumni and currently enrolled students – technology related employers.

**All our events are open for all NEIT students and graduates only.

 

News from the Career Services Office:

  • FM Global conducted interviews on November 1st for their IT co-op openings that will begin in January 2014.  FM Global interviewed students from Network and Software Engineering Technology as well as Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology.  The company has had a strong partnership with NEIT’s Information Technology department for over 8 years and they have hired numerous graduates who have participated in the co-op program.
  • Sensata Technologies located in Attleboro, MA was on campus for a student presentation on Thursday November 14.  They were interested in speaking with students and graduates from ESTA/EETB, ELTB, MCTA, & MCTB about current opportunities that exist at their Attleboro, MA facility.  They have also established a student co-op/internship opportunity for currently enrolled students to gain valuable work experience.
  • Our recent Vet Tech Career Fair brought 12 local veterinary facilities to campus to meet with our upcoming graduates about current and future job opportunities.
  • Three local automotive employers joined the annual cookout at Access Road: Geico, AutoZone and Home Depot recruited for part-time openings
  • The second annual Health Care Employment Fair was held on Thursday, October 24 from 8:30 – 11:30.  18 healthcare organizations including a few hospitals were represented, recruiting for a variety of positions.
  • The Interior Design Technology programs, at both the Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree levels at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), prepare students to be proficient in the art and technology of designing residential and commercial interiors.
  • Read the article “INTERIOR DESIGN Not Just Pillows and Paint” www.ricreativemag.com that describes the ID program and a recent grad who organized the second annual Gallery Night at NEIT.
  • Sensata Technologies has partnered with NEIT for internship opportunities for our Engineering Technology students.  The company will be on-campus for class presentations promoting the program to students.
  • Brown University Athletic Department has hired several Video & Audio Production and Digital Recording Arts Technology grads to video live streaming of Brown University’s soccer, football and basketball games.  There are opportunities to video ongoing sports programs in the future.
  • National Refrigeration Inc. just hired its seventh NEIT grad!  National Refrigeration Inc. has hired graduates from our Plumbing/Heating/Gas Technology as well as Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating/Gas Technology
  • Automotive employers are finding it very hard to fill open positions especially those on Cape Cod.  Companies are now looking at taking on students on a part-time basis to begin to develop their own future full-time staff.
  • Residential building is ticking up in RI, commercial construction is very busy in MA and in parts of CT.  Employers are stating that they are “very busy with lots of work” and “in need of carpenters”.  Also the last year has been busy for Architecture and Building Technology and Construction Management Technology; companies are now taking on drafters and junior project managers/estimators.
  • More opportunities are coming in for our Plumbing and Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating grads.  Many employers are growing and contacting the Career Services Office looking for new grads.
  • There has been an increase in postings for internship and student part-time job opportunities that are not official internships. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and projects while completing their programs.
  • Many job requests for Medical Assistants come into the office every week.  Two former Medical Assistant graduates went on to very high level career positions as a result of several years of work in the field and all of the training that they received both in school and on the job.
  • Students from the first classes of Veterinary Technology graduates have completed the program and have already found jobs in their field upon graduation.
  • Several graduates from the Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology program were offered jobs in the Boston area and are making educational games.
  • Travel Centers of America is opening a facility in West Greenwich, RI and visited the Automotive School campus to tour and interview grads.  Four graduates were hired as a result of the visit.
  • A local sports stadium has hired Construction Management students for paid internship as Construction Assistants.