SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year

Congratulations to New England Tech’s very own, Amanda Metzger on being named SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year.

Amanda Metzger

Ms. Amanda Metzger at New England Institute of Technology

Amanda Metzger, a member of the SkillsUSA RI Board of Directors, has been with New England Institute of Technology for 12 years serving as the Special Events Coordinator for the Office of Admissions. In this time, Amanda has grown from volunteering with SkillsUSA RI contests to leading the colleges SkillsUSA RI effort.

Amanda’s spirit and persistence has been instrumental in expanding the college’s student post secondary SkillsUSA chapter.  Amanda’s commitment to SkillsUSA RI  has helped to develop confident student leaders.  New England Tech students have come to rely on her coaching and encouragement to guide them through the pressures of the championship.

Amanda’s leadership has also been in the development of new SkillsUSA RI contests as Refrigeration Air Conditioning, Marine Technology and Criminal Justice.

The development of the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation contest has lead to both RI high school and postsecondary team winning at the national level.

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Business Management Programs Offer Hands-on Learning

5-Business MgtNew England Tech has redesigned its Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Business Management Technology (MGT) to address the management needs of the 21st century. Staying true to NEIT’s core mission and strength, the associate and bachelor degree programs emphasize hands-on lab experiences in technical, personnel, and decision making skills.  While these programs incorporate the course content and learning outcomes typically found in other collegiate business management programs, NEIT students experience a dramatically different approach to learning as all management classes have balanced lab and classroom sessions.

Utilizing unique lab learning experiences, all courses in the MGT curriculum include hands-on, applied lab experiences, in which students practice and develop skills, including technology, accounting and finance, marketing, effective communication, human resource processes, and team and project management. Students must demonstrate each skill at the end of the quarter.  While it is important for students to describe how to be an effective leader, it is more important to demonstrate that they can lead effectively.  These labs allow students world-of-work experience as they practice how they will perform in the workplace.

While emphasizing the technology used in today’s workplace such as Microsoft Office Suite and other business software, on the labs students also practice and develop skills that include effective teamwork and team leadership, decision making, values and ethical issues, negotiation, and interpersonal skills as well as decision making techniques where students develop analytical skills through a variety of lab assignments in which they analyze and respond to workplace scenarios.

In the associate degree course, “Effective Teams and Projects”, students simultaneously work on face-to-face and virtual teams, practicing team and related interpersonal skills.  In the bachelor’s level “21st Century Leadership” course, students lead a team of peers in several different scenarios that include brainstorming and conceptualizing, solving technical problems, and providing excellent service. Similarly, in the bachelor’s “Human Resource Management” course, using video cameras, students practice being interviewed and evaluate and receive feedback on their skills. They also interview others to expand their network. Students then demonstrate their effective interviewing skills at the end of the quarter.

A blend of face-to-face and online learning assignments and modules is used to mimic today’s workplace. A key learning goal of both management programs is to prepare graduates to proactively adapt to new technology. Several learning experiences require students to explore new mobile applications and software and, in some cases, teach what they’ve learned to their peers. Students also demonstrate their knowledge and skills in two capstone-like labs in both degree programs. 

Another key difference in NEIT’s business management programs is the small class size. In addition, the associate degree program is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months, and the bachelor’s degree in as little as three years. Electives are used to develop deeper expertise and skills in a specific area and/or to prepare students for chosen certifications, such as Project or Contract Management.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Business Management Technology, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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16 things you should remove from your resume

Resume Tips from Career Services and TheLadders:
An eye-tracking study by TheLadders found that the average recruiter spends only six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if it’s worth a closer inspection. When you only have six seconds to make the right impression, you have to make every word on your resume count.

Below I’ve compiled a list of 16 items you can remove from your resume right away that will help your job application avoid the hiring manager’s trash pile.

Objective

Head shot

Inappropriate email addresses

Mailing address

Multiple phone numbers

Personal details

Irrelevant social media accounts

Current employer’s contact info

Embedded tables

Click the link to read the complete list and explanation: 16 things you should remove from your resume.

New England Tech Hosts TechArts Exhibition

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty and staff.  The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from March 30th to June 6th and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 offering the college community the opportunity to share their creativity.  The concept of TechArts resurfaced in 2004 when a committee of faculty and administrative staff members became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  Art will continue to have a permanent place in the college’s 27,000 sq. ft. library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related humanities and social science courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  For more information, visit http://library.neit.edu or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or swarthman@neit.edu.

Rhode Island Creative magazine March 2015

Lots of great stories in Rhode Island Creative magazine, it’s a must read for all types of creative thinkers!

Rhode Island Creative March 2015

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Alpha Chi Students Honored

The Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony of the Rhode Island Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society was held on December 8, 2014, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Eligible students include the top 10% of baccalaureate and graduate students in all academic disciplines.   Douglas Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, welcomed the students along with their family and friends. Dr. Robin Schutt, Faculty Advisor for the Chapter and  Assistant Provost, gave greetings and presented the students with their award.

Alpha Chi Honor Society was founded in 1922 when representatives from five Texas colleges and universities met to organize a society to honor high academic achievement among students. With more than 300,000 members and 300 chapters located in 45 states and Puerto Rico, the Alpha Chi Honor Society inducts approximately 11,000 new members each year.

Congratulations to the following Alpha Chi Honor Society inductees:

Jason Aguiar

Kristopher Becker

Elizabeth Bemis

Christopher Bray

Silas Campbell

Caroline Castro

Elizabeth Charette

Nicole Cioffi

Cheryl del Colle

Jayme Dandeneau

Zbigniew Dawkins

Tara Falck

Catherine Freitas

Nancy Hansen

Jonathon Henderson

Gina Iadarola

Louis Jardin

Maria Karkos

itchell LaPlume

Andrew Laychak

Chelsea LeBlanc

Erik Lougee

Justin Marvill

Stephen McCormick

Tonya Nappa

Jason  Noel

Cuong Nguyen

Sherika Parfitt

Portia Richardson

Jesse Roberts

Sherry Rose

Anthony Salazar

Kathryn Smith

Rita Smith

Carenique Turner

Catherine Ward

Open House scheduled for April 14, 2015

Open House 4 2015 blog

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Scholarship Established in Memory of NEIT Alum

Brian F. Sullivan 1964-2014

Brian F. Sullivan
1964-2014

New England Tech is pleased to announce the establishment of the Brian F. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship was established with the assistance of Micro Technology Group (MTG) with additional support provided by the Kaplan Simons Family Foundation. These organizations each donated $2,500 which will be awarded to eligible students enrolled in NEIT’s Electronics Technology programs.

Brian was an NEIT alum who graduated in 1984 with an Associate in Science Degree in Electronics Technology.  Until his untimely death this past summer, Brian was employed at MTG as a manufacturer’s sales representative and became a close colleague and personal friend of Ed Renola, a senior executive at MTG. During a recent visit to the college to discuss the scholarship fund, Ed shared that Brian credited his professional success to the education he received at New England Tech.  To honor Brian and recognize the impact that NEIT had on his life, Ed, along with another MTG executive, Spencer Simons, established a scholarship in Brian’s memory.

Joelle DeQuattro-Sullivan, Alex Bucci, and Spencer Simons

Joelle DeQuattro-Sullivan, Alex Bucci, and Spencer Simons

MTG had one special request with the establishment of the scholarship.  Ed mentioned that he and Brian had a close mutual friend, Al Bucci. Ironically, Al’s grandson, Alex Bucci, is currently a NEIT student so MTG requested that Alex receive a scholarship in memory of Brian. A very industrious individual, Alex is currently a bachelor’s candidate in the Architectural Building Engineering Technology program.   He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management in September, 2013 and an Associate in Science Degree in Building Construction & Design in March, 2012. Alex is also the co-owner of a construction company.

On January 14, 2015, much to his surprise, Alex was presented with a $1,000 scholarship as the first recipient of the Brian F. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship by Joelle DeQuattro–Sullivan, Brian’s wife, along with Spencer Simons from MTG.    A well-deserving student was honored while remembering a well-respected grad.

VET Tech Club gets All Access

VET Tech Mystic Aquarium

Vet Tech Club students visited the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and were given a behind the scenes tour of the medical facilities by the aquarium veterinary technician.  The field trip was arranged by the club secretary, Cathleen Donovan, who is a volunteer at the aquarium.