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.

DRA Grad nominated for 2014 Best Filmmaker Award

New England Tech graduate, Chris Esper has been nominated for the Providence Phoenix’s 2014 Best Filmmaker award.  Help support fellow NEIT alumni by voting AND sharing the link.ChrisEsper

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Winners will be announced on May 15, 2014.

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events at New England Tech

APRIL 19, 2014: Production Assistant Workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FOR VAP/DRA Grads ONLY; Must Register at CTI@neit.edu - Space is Limited

APRIL 25, 2014: Best of Tech Awards, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Media Presentation Theater

APRIL 30, 2014: Grad Fair, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. East Greenwich Student Lounge

MAY 4, 2014: Commencement, 11:00 a.m. R.I. Convention Center, Providence

JUNE 3, 2014: Tech Nite Open House, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  East Greenwich

JULY 14, 2014: 5th annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament New location: Alpine Country Club, Cranston, RI

NEIT Announces Commencement Speaker

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KATHY IRELAND TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADER CHERYL MERCHANT TO BE HONORED

1-KathyIrelandEAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Tech’s 2014 commencement address will be delivered by world-class entrepreneur Kathy Ireland who is Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide®. Ireland is one of the most influential and successful people in design and marketing, and is also a powerful advocate for women and children in need. A former supermodel who combined her fashion know-how, compassion for others, and common sense ideas to build a billion dollar brand, Ireland markets more than 15,000 products with designs in fashion, weddings, home and office. On Sunday, May 4, 2014 Kathy Ireland will share her insight about success with New England Institute of Technology graduates and their families and friends. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence beginning at 11 a.m.

Ireland appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in the 1980s and 1990s. Her first featured cover remains the top selling edition. She has acted in movies including the comedies Unnecessary Roughness, and Loaded Weapon I, and in dozens of television shows including the popular Melrose Place. She has written books for children and for busy moms and recently started her own publishing company. But it is the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand that has brought her the most success. With a focus on designing practical and affordable products, fulfilling her mission statement of “finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,” Ireland has built a fashion empire. In 2012, the former supermodel graced the cover of Forbes Magazine, which nicknamed her “Supermogul” for her success.

Ireland is committed to “putting people ahead of profits.” She is an advocate for women’s health issues and for the care and treatment of Down’s syndrome. She is an activist for veterans’ issues, global poverty eradication and education and family issues. She also supports numerous nonprofits including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation and Feed the Children. When earthquakes hit Haiti, she quietly traveled there to help out in the orphanages. Ireland will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement for her work to improve the lives of others.

2-CherylMerchantNew England Institute of Technology will also confer an honorary doctor of humane letters on nationally-recognized business leader Cheryl Merchant for her contributions to the betterment of Rhode Island. Merchant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island’s Hope Global. Known for her ability to motivate, inspire and lead innovative teams, Merchant has transformed the 131-year-old Rhode Island textile manufacturing company. Under her leadership, Hope Global has nearly tripled its revenue, product lines and market share in the automotive, industrial and defense industries. Merchant has accomplished this while focusing on teamwork, employee success and community involvement.

Hope Global employs 700 people around the world. The headquarters and largest operation is located in Rhode Island, with smaller operations in Mexico, the Czech Republic and China, and engineering sales offices in Detroit and Brazil.

Merchant got her start in the automotive field, working her way into supervisory positions at GM, Ford and Mazda, and eventually managing international operations for Lear Corporation in Mexico. She brings global experience to Hope Global, and has integrated helping others into the company philosophy. Charities that provide assistance to children and women in need are the focus at Hope. So are mentoring and training programs that help employees advance in their chosen fields.

Merchant is an active member of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, a Rhode Island Commodore, a trustee of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, a trustee of Bryant University, and a member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Governor’s Workforce Board, which supports programs that bring business and education together. Merchant was recently named the 2014 New England Business Woman of the Year at Bryant University’s Women’s Summit.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 73rd commencement ceremony. More than a thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

PAX East 2014

Undergrad-SealWe are just 4 DAYS away from PAX East 2014New England Tech will be there, will you?

On display at our booth (#182) for the ENTIRE weekend (April 11, 12 & 13th) will be the Virtusphere, a 10-foot hollow sphere that rotates in any direction based on the user’s motion while he/she is wearing a head mounted display. Sensors collect and send data to a computer in real time and the user’s movement is replicated within the virtual environment. Vitrusphere applications include training military, counter-terrorism units, police, and firefighters in a safe setting.

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For more information on NEIT’s Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology or Video Game Design Technology  as well as the over 40 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs offered at the college, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or visit www.neit.edu.

AutoCAD: To display or not to display the File Tabs

Written by: Cindra Drowne-Walsh

File Tabs have been added to the top of our drawing space. These take up some of our drawing real-estate area. Although they offer a great way to quickly access another drawing you may want that area back to increase your drawing area. The following two options will show how to toggle on and off the File tabs:

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Solution:

From the Command line type in one of two commands, FILETABCLOSE or FILETAB.

To turn OFF the File Tab feature – in the Command Line type in (one word) FILETABCLOSE then enter.

To turn ON the File Tab feature – in the Command Line type in (one word) FILETAB then enter.

From the Ribbon we have the File Tab button available that toggles On or Off the option. This button is located in the Ribbon – View Tab then within the panel User Interface the second icon is the button for the File Tab.

When the button is blue the File Tabs are displayed, when the File Tab is gray the File Tabs are not displayed.

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War games held at NEIT

New England Tech was the site of East Greenwhich High School’s (EGHS) Sophomore classes “war games.”

Friday, March 28, 2014. EGHS invaded New England Tech for a combined social studies and English course about World War I.  Looks like a fun way to learn about a subject that some students might find boring.

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Attention 2014 Grads: Have you ordered your Cap & Gown?

Visit www.neit.edu/graduation for more info about commencement and how to order your cap & gown.

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Phi Theta Kappa Inductees, March 2014

New England Institute of Technology is proud to announce the induction of the following students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The ceremony was held on March 6th at the college’s East Greenwich campus.  Students must complete a minimum of 24 quarter hours of coursework leading to an associate degree and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.80 out of a possible 4.0 GPA.  In addition to academic excellence, students must demonstrate leadership, service and fellowship achievements.

Established in 1918, the Phi Theta Kappa  International Honor Society is the oldest, largest, and most respected honor society recognizing associate degree students with more than 1.6 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.

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Congratulations to:

Jessica Amaral, Nursing

Vera Bernardino, Nursing

Sarah Boettner, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Bryan Bollhardt, Aviation Science Technology

Christopher Bray, Game Development and Simulation Technology

Brittany Chapman, Nursing

Christopher Collins, Information Technology, Networking Engineering

Kyle Daun, Information Technology, Network Engineering

Sarah DeStefano, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Amy Errichetti, Nursing

Andrew Faria, Game Development and Simulation Technology

Sean Foster, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Catherine Freitas, Interior Design

Jacob Gray, Information Technology

Taylor Hodgson, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Christine Jannell, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Abagail  Krucek, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Andrew Laychak, Game Development  and Simulation Technology

Sherebe Lettsome, Advanced Automotive Technology

Erik Lougee, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Stephen McCormick, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Molly Mullins, Clinical Medical Assistant Technology

Eryka Olney, Nursing

Sherika Parfitt, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Melanie Prado, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Joeie Roberts, Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance

Steven Rocha, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Peter Sauvageau, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Mary Shaw, Surgical Technology

Jamieko Smith, Advanced Automotive Technology

Kimberly Somers, Nursing

Kathleen Summers, Nursing

Cynthia Turillo, Nursing

Kate Wennerberg, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology

Save the Date: April 8th for Open House

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