Why Job Boards Aren’t Effective Anymore

Great story shared by Career Services about the importance of networking and utilizing social channels like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

From  CAREEREALISM:

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. But today, it’s a different story.

Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. The fact is, job boards have a 2-4% effectiveness rate whereas networking has over a 50% effectiveness rate.

Think about if you were a hiring manager: Would you be more likely to take time to interview a candidate you don’t know except for what’s been given on a submitted cover letter and resume, or someone who’s been referred to you?

A referral has much less risk, and that’s why networking has a higher success rate than job boards when it comes to securing a position.

Here are a few other things about the limitations of using job boards when you’re a job seeker:

1. Your resume is falling into a black hole.

2. Hundreds of others have already applied to the job by the time it makes it to the job board.

3. You’re wasting time because you’re not getting to the decision maker directly.

4. Many job openings never make it to the job boards.

5. Hiring managers and recruiters are sourcing talent through LinkedIn.

Click the link to read the entire story via Why Job Boards Aren’t Effective Anymore | CAREEREALISM.

Art of Animation and Story Telling – The Rhode Show

WPRI’s The Rhode Show had a fantastic segment about animation and gaming aired on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

“Story and Animation Masterclass” completely sold out last time so early registration is recommended. For the workshop curriculum and registration information, visit www.neit.edu/animation or contact Cheryl Booker, Training Coordinator at New England Tech, at 401-780-4345 or cbooker@neit.edu.

Free Workshops Sponsored by NEIT Alumni Association

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For additional info please contact Joan Segerson by phone at 401-739-5000 ext. 3704 or  by email at jsegerson@neit.edu.  You can also visit Alumni-Association.

Criminal Justice Open House

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1st place winners in automotive contest awarded scholarships

A GREAT PROGRAM: Pictured from left to right are Justin Suttles, Shawn Teague, William McCaffrey and Bill Cilli. They are standing around one of the cars used for practice in the automotive center. All agreed that taking home two first place wins is accredited to the amazing program offered at the Warwick Career and Technical Center.

From Warwick Beacon:

By KELCY DOLAN

Two Warwick students, Justin Suttles and Shawn Teague, finished first in the 2015 Ocean State Automotive Technology Competition.

Every year the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), along with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, hosts the statewide competition.

Students are chosen for the competition based on their grades and senior status. Shawn, from Pilgrim, and Justin, from Toll Gate, both in their final year of high school, have some of the top grades in their program.

“It was exciting to know that we were up against other kids who were the best in their programs, too,” Shawn said in an interview last week.

Bill Cilli, instructor for the Career Center’s Automotive Program, said both boys put in 20 to 30 hours of extra work to prepare for the competition.

“We would meet after school some days or on Saturdays when no one was around and they could really focus. They worked hard for this,” Cilli said.

Justin said that both he and Shawn had worked so hard they felt very confident at the beginning of the competition. Even if they were just a little nervous, they had “good standing” going in.

Justin believes more students could benefit from the center’s programs.

“Other students should want to be working with their hands, not just watching TV to learn something,” Justin said.

Shawn said, “More people should strive to be a part of this program. The workforce needs more people who are ready to work and have hands-on experience.”

As winners, Shawn and Justin received a Snap On toolkit and a paid trip to New York City to compete at the National Automotive Technology Competition on the weekend of April 6-8.

Cilli said that without NEIT’s help, his students, as well as others, wouldn’t ever have the chance to go to the national competition.

“New England Tech really stepped up for our students,” Cilli said. “They help give our students opportunities to be proud of their skills.”

Shawn and Justin also won $22,000 scholarships to NEIT.

“New England Tech was really encouraging and had really high standards during the competition. They have a great degree program.”

The two students and their instructor, Cilli, said that there would be a lot of practicing between now and the national competition.

To Read the entire story visit The Warwick Beacon: 1st place winners in automotive contest awarded scholarships – Warwick Beacon.

NEW Blended Learning Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree

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New England Tech’s Criminal Justice program is designed for public safety professionals who wish to earn their Bachelor’s degree. Public safety, security and law enforcement professionals are essential to the well-being of our communities, and are adapting to an environment of rapid change and growing complexity. Graduates of the program are better prepared for the daily challenges they face, and for career advancement and leadership roles in the profession.

New England Tech’s Criminal Justice program is grounded in practical skills and deep knowledge that directly address the challenges of contemporary law enforcement. The curriculum strengthens core competencies in criminal justice, and builds upon these with such topics as homeland security, white-collar crime, social media, digital forensics, ethics and use of force, incident response and public administration.

Flexibility & Convenience for Busy Professionals

Accelerated Academic Schedule

Flexible Course Schedule

  • Fully online courses
  • Blended learning combines classroom experiences with online activities.
  • Face-to-face classroom/lab courses

Credit for Life Experience

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 Criminal Justice contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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Animation Masterclass – Register Early

Steven H. Kitchin, Vice President for Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has once again been selected as an exclusive host site for an exceptional two-day workshop, “Story and Animation Masterclass.” This workshop is scheduled for April 10-11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at New England Tech’s East Greenwich, Rhode Island campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. Two top professionals from Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn and Andrew Gordon, will share their creativity and expertise. 

Luhn and Gordon will enlighten participants with the tools needed to help create original stories and feature-quality animation. Individuals will also have a unique opportunity to meet and network with others in the animation industry.

Matthew Luhn began his career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 as an animator on the first Toy Story film. Since that time, Luhn has developed stories and characters for four Academy Award® and four Golden Globe-winning movies. His credits include all three Toy Story movies, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, UP, Monsters University, Toy Story of Terror! and The Simpsons.  With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Luhn has been inspiring and teaching directors, writers, storyboard artists, animators, and business professionals all over the world on how to create successful stories with memorable characters through these workshops.

Andrew Gordon has been animating characters professionally for more than 20 years.  He joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1997 where he has been an animator for feature films such as, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 & 3, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. 

He was the supervising animator for the Academy Award® nominated short film Presto. Since 2000, Gordon has been teaching animation workshops throughout the world including the Far East, Europe, Australia, and Canada.

“Story and Animation Masterclass” will appeal to a wide audience at all levels of skill and experience including 2D/3D animators; character designers and artists; writers, script and story writers, and storytellers; filmmaker and developers of feature films, short films, on-line works and websites; developers and designers of video games, on-line games and mobile apps; authors and publishers; storyboard artists, cartoonists, illustrators and graphic designers; software developers especially for 2D/3D animation, modeling, composing, motion,  VFX, simulation and rendering; students and educators; and animation/story enthusiasts.

Kitchin stated, “In 2012, Matthew and Andrew presented a workshop at New England Tech and captivated the participants with their knowledge and creativity.  We are thrilled to have them back for an encore as part of our 75th Anniversary series of workshops and events. This truly is a rare and exciting opportunity to learn from the industry’s top talent.”

“Story and Animation Masterclass” completely sold out last time so early registration is recommended. For the workshop curriculum and registration information, visit www.neit.edu/animation or contact Cheryl Booker, Training Coordinator at New England Tech, at 401-780-4345 or cbooker@neit.edu.

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2014-2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Winners

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The top four teams advancing to the Eastern Super Regional in Scranton PA in March will be #121 Aquidneck Island Robotics, #154 Burrillville, #5030 Mt. Hope HS and 8129 Warwick Veterans Memorial High School. 

Team in the Final match were  

Winning Alliance Award

This award will be given to the winning alliance represented in the final match of the competition, usually consisting of three teams.

#154 Burrillville, #8129 Warwick Veterans, #121 Aquidneck Island Robotics 

Finalist Alliance Award

This award will be given to the finalist alliance represented in the final match of the competition, usually consisting of three teams

#4531 Mt. Hope HS, #6217 The Fellowship, #5030 Mt. Hope HS 

FIRST Judges Awards 

Inspire Award

This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a role model FTC Team. This team is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field.

Top 3 Teams for this award were: #121 Aquidneck Island, #5030 Mt. Hope HS, #6527 N. Kingstown HS,

The winner was #121 Aquidneck Island Robotics

Think Award

This judged award is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The engineering notebook is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team.

Top 3 teams for this award were #8129 Warwick Veterans, #6527 N. Kingstown HS, #5030 Mt. Hope HS

The winner was #8129 Warwick Veterans Memorial High School

Connect Award

This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community.

The top 3 teams for this award were: #6527 N. Kingstown HS, #6217 The Fellowship, #6891 Central Falls HS

The winner was #6527 North Kingstown High School 

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.

The top 3 teams for this award were: #154 Burrillville, #4531 Mt. Hope HS, #8129 Warwick Veterans

The winner was #154 Burrillville 

PTC Design Award

This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. All successful robots have innovative design aspects; however, the PTC Design Award is presented to teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution.

The top 3 teams for this award were: #4578 N. Providence HS, #6527 N. Kingstown HS, #5030 Mt. Hope HS

The winner was #4578 North Providence High School 

Motivate Award                                                                                                                                                 This judged award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FTC competition through team spirit and enthusiasm. They show their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a team cheer or outstanding spirit.

The top 3 teams for this award were: #6217 The Fellowship, #9009 Scituate HS, #252 The Wheeler School

The winner was #6217 The Fellowship 

For more information on the FIRST Tech Challenge or programs at New England Tech contact Erin Flynn at eflynn@neit.edu or 401-739-5000

NEIT graduate, Iyaz releases New single

New England Tech alum, Iyaz released his latest single #OneMillion over the weekend.  It is available on iTunes but you can check it out here. #IyazIsBack

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 Digital Media Production (previously called Video Audio Production and Digital Recording Arts) contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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Technology Career Expo is Scheduled

DUE to impending Snow Storm on Wednesday and Thursday, March 4th and March 5th, we have rescheduled the Technology Career Expo to Thursday, MARCH 12, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This event is for New England Tech students and graduates ONLY.

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Please join us for our annual Technology Career Expo on Thursday, March 5, 2015. This event will be held on all three levels of Tech Way on the East Greenwich Campus from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, with over 80 companies set to attend. So take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire. Current students from all quarters and graduates from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: ABT (AS/BS), CJ (AS/BS), CMT (BS), CYBT (BS), DRA, ELY, EST, EET/ELT (BS), GDS (AS/BS), GMW, ID (AS/BS), ITN (AS/BS), ITS (AS/BS), MCT (AS/BS), MGT (AS/BS), VAP, VGD (AS/BS). If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x3458.

As of 3/11/2015:

A/Z Corporation

Aerotek

Amazing Charts

American Ecotech

Apple

ARS Products

Astro-Med Inc.

Atrion Networking Corporation

Barker Steel

Brave River Solutions

Bridge Technical Talent

Cardi’s Furniture

CertainTeed

Cianbro

Collette

Conneaut Industries

CoWorx Staffing Services

Cranston Police Department

Cumberland Police Department

CW28 (WLWC-TV)

Day-O-Lite Manufacturing

East Bay Community Action Program

EMC

Empire Prototype Development

FM Global

General Dynamics Electric Boat

GTECH

Heidrea Communications

Hope Valley Industries

iAutomation

Interstate Electrical Services

Ironside

Kenzan Media

KVH Industries, Inc.

Lenze Americas

Live-Resume.com

Lockheed Window Corp

Lucas Milhaupt

Lumber Contact Recruiters

MCM Technologies and Rosco Mfg.

MEDITECH

MetLife GTO

Mike Picard Motion Pictures

National Lumber

NetBrain Technologies

New England Construction

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Ocean State Signal Co.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Packaging Technology Group

Partners By Design LLC

Pivot

Precision Design Studios

Primerica

Quick Fitting

Rhode Island Air National Guard

RIBI Security

RiverHead Building Supply

Rockwell Automation

RoviSys

Ryan Iron Works

Schneider Electric

Secure Future Tech Solutions

SecZetta

Sensata Technologies

Shape Up, Inc.

Shawmut Design and Construction

Tech Collective

Tech Research Group

Technetics

Thielsch Engineering

Tiffany & Co.

Toray Plastics (America)

TriMark United East

TV9 Seekonk

United States Air Force Reserve

U.S. Army

US Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service

W.B. Mason

Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.

Whalley Computer Associates

Woodard & Curran

Wrentham Tool Group

Yushin America, Inc.