Boston Festival of Indie Games is an annual event featuring a variety of electronic entertainment produced by small, New England-based developers. It takes place at MIT and is attended by 3500+ video game enthusiast. This will be New England Tech’s fourth year participating as a sponsor. As sponsors, we exhibit the most recent Video Game Development and Design senior project games. It is a great networking opportunity for the seniors who can meet potential employers and collaborators. Other schools represented are WPT, Becker, and Framingham. We have made a very positive showing.
Here are some examples of jobs that came through the Career Services Office this week, including newly hired grads!
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Medical Assistant grads continue to be in very high demand in RI, MA, CT and throughout the US.
- Company in Norwood, MA is seeking RC graduates.
- Franklin, MA – seeking Engineering Technician (Electronic Systems Engineering Technology)
- Canton, MA – seeking Production Engineering Lead (Mechanical Engineering Technology)
- Providence, RI – seeking Mechanical Designer (Mechanical Engineering 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.
- 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)
On March 10, 2016, the Career Services Office held its annual Technology Career Expo (TechXpo) on the East Greenwich Campus. This event is the largest career event that the college hosts, with hundreds of representatives attending from companies across the region and beyond. This year the event was geared towards students and alumni from Business Management, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Digital Media Production, Electrical Technology, Electronics Systems, Electrical Engineering, Game Development/Simulation Programming, Graphics/Multimedia/Web Design, Information Technology – Network Engineering/Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Video Game Development/Design. The majority of the companies who attended the event were actively recruiting for positions in their company and provided insight into the many different careers that can stem from earning a New England Tech degree. Several companies had representatives present who were NEIT Alumni themselves, and they did a great job of conveying how their degrees from NEIT helped shape their careers. The alumni were:
• Keith Tingus from ACS Services, Inc.
• Michael Paulhus from Amica Mutual Insurance Company
• Sarah (Renaud) Martone from Brave River Solutions
• Kyle Daun from Compass IT Compliance
• Jeremy Girard from Envision Technology Advisors
• Glenn Barboza, Justin Taylor, and Jarrod Hastie from iAutomation
• Darren Bathgate from Kenzan
• Gary Maccarone from Ocean State Signal Company
• Gregory Winslow from Overhead Door Co. of Providence
• Thomas Battista from Schneider Electric
• Gordon Tempest from Secure Future Tech Solutions
• Mike Esposito from SencorpWhite, Inc.
• Shawn Harmon from Sertex Broadband Solutions
• James Sloan and David Balls from Tech Research Group
• Rory Manier and Robert-Louis Valle from TJX
• Jim Maymon from Tyco SimplexGrinnell
• Jeff Souza and Ronald Roberts from Woodard & Curran
Many of the employers made comments about how impressed they were by the attendees’ professional attire and preparedness during the event, and some students and alumni were even able to secure interviews the day of the TechXpo. New England Institute of Technology would like to thank everyone who attended the event, as well as the volunteers who helped coordinate another successful Career Expo! New England Tech career events are always closed to the public, which makes it a great opportunity to network and make connections with employers who are specifically interested in NEIT students and alumni. Next year will mark the 20th annual Technology Career Expo and we hope to make it our largest and best-attended TechXpo ever!
Exciting News from DegreeMatch.org:
New England Institute of Technology has been identified as having one of the best small colleges for ISTP Myers-Briggs personality types in our recent ranking. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test (MBTI) is the most common personality measure in the United States. A student with the ISTP personality type is someone who is creative, optimistic, and loves to work with their hands.
The ranking considered overall cost of attendance, student to faculty ratio, inclusion on notable lists, ranking by U.S. News and World Report, and number of ISTP areas of study.
New England Institute of Technology has been ranked as #15.
This ranking highlights the top 30 small colleges for those with an ISTP personality.
The ISTP Personality is referred to as “the Virtuoso” and considered an Explorer. These are people who love to explore the world with their hands. They are “makers” who love to move between projects and take things apart to see how they work. From a very early age, this Myers-Briggs personality type loves to tinker. Some of their best attributes include their optimism, energy, creativity, practicality, knowing how to prioritize tasks; they are excellent in a crisis and remain relaxed at all times. To some they may seem “simple” or not highly intelligent, but this is NOT often the case. This blend of traits makes for a very enigmatic person who can also be spontaneous and unpredictable. Some of their potential negative attributes include being stubborn, insensitive, reserved, easily bored, disliking commitment and sometimes even engaging in risky behavior. Some of the best ISTP jobs include mechanic, engineering, graphic design, forensic science, construction, farming, emergency medicine and landscape architect.
#15 – New England Institute of Technology – East Greenwich, Rhode Island
The New England Institute of Technology is a leader in technical career training in southeastern New England. The institute is a private, non-profit technical college offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and online degrees in more than 40 programs. Each program has been specifically designed based upon contribution from both educators and industry experts. The focus at New England Tech is to “give each student a solid balance: a base of analytical skills with hands-on training.” Most of the bachelor’s degree programs can be completed in as little as 3 years. There are several options for the ISTP personality type at all levels. There are several available associate’s degree options. At the bachelor’s level, the following ISTP degree options are available:
- Architectural Building Engineering Technology
- Automotive Service Management
- Construction Management
- Digital Media Production
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Game Development & Simulation Programming
- Graphics Multimedia and Web Design
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Software Engineering Technology
- Video Game Design
The following graduate level programs are also offered:
- Master of Science in Construction Management
- Online Master of Science Degree in Construction Management
Cost of Attendance: $23,814
Overall School Accreditation:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
US News and World Report Ranking:
#140 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Inclusion on the Following National Ranking Lists:
Complex.com: The 10 Best Trade Schools in America for Aspiring Mechanics – Ranked #7
ISTP Majors: More than 5
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
East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university has been selected for the fifth consecutive year to serve as an official host site for the 2016 Global Game Jam. This 48-hour game design event will be held on January 29-31, 2016. Last year, more than 11,000 gamers participated at nearly 500 jam sites worldwide.
Global Game Jam brings students, faculty, hobbyists and professionals together to team up and create complete, playable games over the course of the weekend. The event will be held at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. The official kick-off begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, in the university’s Media Presentation Theater. (The site will close from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. each day). Registration for this event is free but participants must be 18 years of age or older. To register, visit http://games.neit.edu. For more information on the game jam program, visit www.globalgamejam.org
Sherman stated, “New England Tech is proud to host this international gaming event once again. Competitions such as Global Game Jam test the gaming knowledge of each participant while fostering team building skills that are crucial in the gaming industry. Individuals at all skill levels ranging from novices to advanced gamers will find this event challenging, fun and memorable.”
New England Tech will once again be hosting the 48 hour Global Game Jam, which is scheduled for January 29‐30, 2016. Save the dates!
More info to follow as we get closer.
The 6th Annual NEIT Power Game Day is approaching! Set for October 23th, the day-long event features guest speakers from the game industry, the Student Showcase of Games and a marathon game tournament. All Video Game Development and Design/Game Development Simulation classes will be canceled that day so all students can attend this important event. Save the date!
The 2015 Summer Game Jam took place August 9th and 10th, for 24 continuous hours. Thirty‐three students made working games from concept through completion on in this year’s event.
One team broke from the video game tradition, creating a full table card game, adding a new dimension to the mix. This year’s theme, ”Which came first: the chicken or the egg,” spurred the seven teams to create a wide variety of game concepts.
The next Jam will be the 48 hour Global Game Jam, January 29‐30, 2016. Save the dates!
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 Video Game Design and Game Development & Simulation Programming.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu