New England Tech Hosts the 24hr Summer Video Game Jam on August 11-12

logo for 2017 New England Tech 24hr Summer Game JamOn August 11 and 12 New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) Video Game Development and Design Department, along with the student-led Game Developer’s Network club, will host its annual 24-hour, overnight Summer Game Jam.

Any and all students currently enrolled at NEIT are welcome to join the event.

At the start, the Jam theme will be revealed. Teams then have 24-hours to brainstorm, prototype and develop working video, card or board games. No game experience? There’s always room for people with ideas, and who like to play games, have fun and who’d enjoy an overnight event on campus.

“We’re excited to host this event for our students,” says Erik van Renselaar, professor and IT Department Chair. “It’s both a unique bonding experience and a great opportunity for them to learn from their peers as both freshmen and seniors will work together on creating innovative games.”

Bill Culbertson, Associate Professor added: “At our first game jam, only a few teams were able to complete projects that resembled games. After seven years of experience, almost every team is able to complete finished games that are fun to play with great content.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/Mm5cDh or search “NEIT Summer Game Jam” on Eventbrite.


DATES & TIME

  • Starts at 3:00 PM on August 11, meet in the MPT, N106 Theater
  • Fri, Aug 11, 2017, 3:00 PM –
  • Sat, Aug 12, 2017, 4:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

New England Institute of Technology
1 New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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NEIT Interior Design Student Takes 1st Place in Scholarship Competition

In July 2017, Amira Mohamed, who is working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at New England Institute of Technology, walked away with a first place finish and a $2,400 scholarship at the International Interior Design Association New England Chapter (IIDANE) Providence City Center Scholarship competition.

Amira entered the competition with a project completed in her Institutional Design Studio, Esperer, taught by Mia Alwen. “We were asked to transform Detroit Free Press Building, Detroit, MI 48226 into a higher educational facility. I used the sun as my concept; my inspiration for my concept came from Detroit’s map. When I first looked at it I saw the shape of the sun,” says Amira. “The sun in many cultures symbolizes power, passion, and hope. That’s what I wanted for the school, and where the project name came from, because ‘esperer’ means ‘hope.’”

“Most interesting were the comments from the jury, who were made up of Interior Design professionals, who said that the students work showed passion for the profession, technical skills and most important telling the design story from concept to completion,” says Philip Marks, Architect, LEED AP and Chairman of NEIT’s Department of Design + Architectural Technology.

Amira recently shone at another design competition this past March. At the International Interior Design Association’s New England Chapter Design Competition, she earned the second place in the college and university competition. The completion was open for students from across New England to showcase their interior design projects from all aspects of the Design, Real Estate, Construction and Engineering Industries. In addition, New England Tech’s Gillian Eminger was also among the top five finalists.

Amira’s project, NeWave, and Gillian’s submission, The Moonlight Tower Hotel, were completed as part of their ID Studio V Hospitality class taught by Dawn L. Edmondson, MFA, IA, Associate Professor, Department of Design + Architectural Building Technology & Humanities and Social Sciences.

“New England Tech has given me the tools and helped me to transform my ideas and imagination into real designs,” says Amira. “NEIT is a hands-on school where you are not only learning the latest technology and software but it gets you engaged to apply that education to real life projects.”

“Amira and Gillian are both extremely talented and deserve high praise for their accomplishments,” says Marks. “These results reflect the quality and competitiveness of our Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs in Interior Design.”

Learn more about how you can turn your passion for interior design into a successful career at NEIT.edu, and start creating your future, today.

 

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NEIT Alumni – Become A Part Of New England Tech’s History

Would you like to become a part of NEIT’s history and its future?

A beautiful new 400+ bed residence hall and a dynamic new student center are opening this fall.  Inside each structure, opportunities exist for you to consider making an affordable donation and, in return, naming a space.

Do you have a favorite faculty member, a career mentor, a family member, or your own business whose name you would like associated with a special room or space?

Over the next 25 to 30 years, thousands of students and their guests will use the (insert your name) game room or stroll across the (insert your grandfather’s name) bridge to the student center or the (insert your favorite faculty member’s name) study/lounge.  The named space will be memorialized in a plaque as well as in NEIT’s various publications that refer to the space.

If you – or someone you know – is interested in discussing this opportunity, please contact Nancy Carriuolo at ncarriuolo@neit.edu or call 401-739-5000 x3389.

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NEIT Nursing Programs Producing Top Exam Scores While Achieving National Acclaim

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The nursing degree programs at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) have been achieving break-out success. Not only are both the associate and bachelor’s degree programs growing, but our bachelor in science degree has been recognized in prominent national rankings.

Most impressive of all has been the student NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) scores. NCLEX is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States.

“Recently, our six-month NCLEX report stated 34 NEIT students taking their boards earned a pass rate of 100%,” says Dr. Dayle Joseph, Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing. “As educators, we’ve learned a lot about how to help students successfully pass this exam, and it’s been gratifying for all involved to see such successful results.”

The bachelor’s program can now be completed in 6 rather than 7 quarters for most students, although it can be completed in as little as 12 months for students enrolled full-time.

As a testament to the quality and value of online bachelor’s degree in nursing, NEIT was recently ranked 25 in the country in the Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN Programs in 2017 rankings. NEIT’s online RN to BSN program was also ranked number 5 in the country by Top RN to BSN. In addition, NEIT was ranked by US News & World Report as number 8 in the country overall for its online bachelor’s programs – with nursing being NEIT’s largest online program.

Learn more about how you can accelerate your career while helping to heal the world at www.neit.edu

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News from Career Services: July Wrap-Up

Even while many students were on break, job opportunities continued to pour in all month long! Almost 200 job leads were sent to the Career Services Office during July. Over twenty students and graduates let the office know that they have secured employment throughout the month, as well! Some of the positions were:

  • Probationary Police Officer for the Providence Police Academy (CJA)She is the first NEIT candidate to be hired into the academy and complete the 22-week training prior to graduation  – She will be sworn in August.
  • Apprentice (2) for Interstate Electrical Services, Warwick, RI (ELY)
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with HealthPro/Heritage Healthcare in RI (OTA)
  • Surgical Tech with Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI (ST)
  • Surgical Tech with Claris Vision, Warwick, RI (ST)
  • Plumbing Apprentice for J & K Supplemental Plumbing, East Greenwich, RI (PLBH)
  • Plumbing Apprentice for National Refrigeration, Warwick, RI (PLBH)
  • Master Technician for Automated Logic in Canton, MA (EST)
  • Computer Associate for Research Development & Solutions, Middletown, RI (ITN)
  • RN with West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, W. Warwick, RI (NUR)
  • Electronics Technician with Astro-Nova, W. Warwick, RI (ESTA)
  • Apprentice for Cox Electric, Narragansett, RI (ELY)
  • CAD Drafter for Ayoub Engineering, Pawtucket, RI (ABTA)
  • Automation Technician for Silgan Dispensing Systems (Polytop), Slatersville, RI (ELTB)
  • Sr. Consultant with CVS Corporate in Woonsocket, RI (ITS)
  • Quality Assurance/IT Consultant for Ultra Scientific in North Kingstown, RI (GDS)
  • Web Developer/Graphic Artist with the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (GMW)
  • Jr. Software Engineer with Volpe, National Transportation System Center, Cambridge, MA (ITS)
  • Jr. Web Developer with VUP Media, Cranston, RI (ITS)
  • IT Specialist with CSC Paymaster, Warwick, RI (ITN)
  • IT internship with RI Housing Authority, Providence, RI (ITN)
  • Identification Technician with the MA Department of State Police Crime Laboratory (CJB)

 

EMPLOYER NEWS

 Tasca Automotive Group visited the campus to discuss ways to attract more automotive and auto body students and grads, along with ways to partner in the promotion of NEIT to high school students.  Further discussions with Tasca will include awarding scholarships, loan forgiveness program, have more of a presence on campus and host internship opportunities.

The Career Services Office will be holding a Networking Night on Thursday, September 14 that will be geared towards our Architectural Building Engineering, Building Construction, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, and Interior Design students and alumni. Employers will be on campus sharing information about their respective companies and the different types of career paths available in the industry.

 

New England Tech’s Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Ranked 5th in US

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New England Institute of Technology’s RN to BSN (NEIT RN-BSN) program, was recently ranked 5th in the nation for its quality and value by Top RN to BSN.

This leading online information source for current and prospective nursing students offers independent information and advice about nursing degree programs and nursing career options.

New England Tech’s convenient, all-online program is designed to help meet the needs of today’s dynamic healthcare and nursing environments. Our program is designed for busy working professionals. All classes are conducted over the internet and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Courses are 10 weeks long in each of four terms per year.

As our program has grown, we’ve lowered tuition rates to be some of the most affordable in the nation. We offer the same engaging and relevant courses, attentive and experienced faculty, embedded tutoring and 24×7 support.

We’re also proud that New England Tech ranked 8th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings of best online bachelor’s programs, which is a testament to our faculty and staff who are dedicated to creating world-class online and on campus programs to meet the needs of today’s rapidly evolving industries and global economy.

Those with either an associate degree in nursing or are a licensed registered nurse looking to further their education and career potential, our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program might be the perfect fit.

Learn more about our RN to BSN program, and why NEIT has become a nationally recognized leader in online education.

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College Grads With Work-Ready Skills Are In Demand

College grads are in demand. In fact, the percentage of employers in the United States that plan to hire new college grads is at a 10-year high, according to a new national survey. One primary reason is that recent college grads possess both the knowledge and skills that many older workers do not, and have the appropriate “can do” attitude that employers are seeking.

Employers are most attracted to technological expertise. Today’s college graduates were raised in a time of rapid technological change – and those who sharpened those skills with a technical degree are even more attractive.

“…half of these hiring companies plan to offer starting annual salaries of $50,000 or more.”

The survey was commissioned by the employment services company CareerBuilder. One major result is that 74 percent of employers in the U.S. plan to hire recent college grads in 2017, as compared to 67 percent just one year ago. The finds also revealed that about half of these hiring companies plan to offer starting annual salaries of $50,000 or more.

Some of the most in-demand graduates are those with degrees in the fields of engineering, technology, IT, business management and media studies – all majors that New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) offers. According to a report from the staffing company iCIMS, 61 percent of companies plan to hire graduates from the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Those with those degrees are favored by 55 percent of hiring companies, and those with degrees in arts, communication and media are sought after by 48 percent of U.S. companies.

Participating companies also reported that they are specifically looking for graduates who are “work ready” – those with the knowledge and hands-on skills who can hit the ground running – which is the foundation of NEIT’s educational approach.

“Graduates of our technical degree programs in engineering, communications and IT are some of the most sought after candidates in today’s job market,” says Patricia Blakemore, Director of Career Services at New England Institute of Technology. “The workforce is aging and the skilled talent to fill these jobs is scarce. This next generation of college graduates coming out of technical degree programs is going to experience a very robust job market – we have been seeing signs of this for the past 2-3 years.”

Visit us for answers to your college path and financial aide http://www.neit.edu 

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New England Tech’s Frederick Gill Recognized By The Rhode Island Builders Association

For his tireless contributions to the construction students enrolled in Rhode Island’s career and technical high schools, the Rhode Island Builder’s Association presented Frederick Gill, Project Director at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), with an award of appreciation.

Fred is a key participant in the Residential Construction Workforce Partnership (RCWP), a program sponsored by the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA). One goal of the RCWP is to help coordinate job training in the construction trades for high school students at Rhode Island’s career and technical centers and also help facilitate employee/employer connections through RIBA’s newly developed Jobs Bank RCWPJobs.com.

Fred works with students enrolled in construction and automotive programs at career and technical education (CTE) high schools in Rhode Island through the “Bridging the Gap,” Secondary/ Postsecondary Articulation in Technical Education (SPATE) grant assigned to New England Tech. As Fred stated: “Our vision going forward is to get all of the state’s construction programs together and build on our RCWP partnerships and teamwork with RIBA and the business community. This doesn’t involve just post-high school job opportunities but chances for college pathways as well where students may obtain college credits through New England Tech or other institutions of higher learning.”

Recently, Fred coordinated an extensive project with 300 construction students from the state’s CTE high schools. Students from each school constructed a portion of a 15-room designers show house, a cottage restoration, and solar greenhouse that were later assembled by the students and showcased at the Rhode Island Home Show held at the RI Convention Center in Providence. The greenhouse was so well done and so well received by the show participants that it will be reassembled this fall and donated to the DelSesto Middle School in Providence.

New England Institute of Technology offers on-campus and online Associate, Bachelor’s, and Masters degrees in building and construction trades – for more information visit http://www.neit.edu/Programs/See-All-Programs

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NEIT’s Cybersecurity Day Provides Inside Look at Fast Growing and Increasingly Critical Industry

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) hosted a Cybersecurity Day recently for approximately 100 students enrolled in the university’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity & Network Engineering degree programs.

Four professionals representing different facets of the industry presented their unique perspectives:

  • Special Agent Kevin Swindon, of the Boston FBI, spoke about Cyber Crimes on the national level
  • Detective Brian Macera of the Rhode Island State Police presented about the cyber crimes unit in the state
  • Tony Faria, Chief Information Security Officer at Rhode Islands’s FM Global, spoke about the softer side of Cybersecurity
  • Kyle Daun, a 2016 Grad from NEIT’s Cyber Security Bachelor’s degree program and currently an IT Security Auditor at Compass IT Compliance spoke about IT Compliance Issues

A couple of common themes emerged throughout the event – the point of being proactive when formulating a cyber security plan, and the necessity for education and training for employees throughout any organization to promote safe computing habits.

To help put the cybersecurity industry in perspective, Steve Morgan, founder, and CEO at Cybersecurity Ventures and editor in chief of the Cybersecurity Market Report, produced in 2016 a Cybersecurity Industry Outlook through 2021. His research concludes that Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing and largest technology sectors. Four predictions from Cybersecurity Ventures frame the cybersecurity economy over the next five years, from 2017 to 2021.

Learn more about how you can turn your technology skills into a satisfying and critically important career at www.neit.edu

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News from Career Services: Week of 5/15/17

The following is a collection of job openings that the Career Services Office received during the week of May 15, 2017. Company names have been omitted for privacy reasons.

Big News! New Jobs! NEIT graduates let us know they found employment at the following places:

  • Test Technician with Sensata Technologies, Attleboro, MA (ESTA)
  • ECU Tuner/Electrical Mechanic for racecars with Flatout Motor Sports, Mendon, MA (ASMB)
  • Finish Carpenter with Hurder Corporation, Cumberland, RI (BCC)
  • Business Owner – Digital Media Production grad opened his own business – Studio 9, LLC in Pawtucket, RI (came back to NEIT to look for an intern)

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • An agency in Providence, RI posted several paid internships for students: Financial Assistant, Student Planning Assistant and Technical Field Intern
  • A family-owned company West Warwick, RI is seeking a Business Development Marketing Coordinator

AUTOMOTIVE / MARINE TECHNOLOGY

Technician positions are available in the following towns:

  • New London, CT –Automotive Techs and a Diesel Tech
  • Dedham, MA – Service Technician
  • Canton, MA – Mechanic
  • Berlin, MA – Marine Tech
  • Newport, RI – Green Energy Production Tech
  • Smithfield, RI – Road Service Technician
  • North Kingstown, RI – 2 full time and 2 part time Technicians
  • Norwalk, CT – Marine Technician
  • Raynham, MA – several openings from Entry Level to Master Technician
  • Osterville, MA – Marine Technician
  • Fitchburg, MA – Motor Technician

HEALTH SCIENCES

MECHANICAL / ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES

  • A company in Woonsocket, RI is seeking candidates for a Quality Technician position (MCTA)
  • A company in Warwick, RI is recruiting ESTA grads for a Service Technician position
  • A company in N. Kingstown, RI is recruiting Calibration Technicians (ESTA)
  • Facility in Norton, MA is seeking Machine Mechanic candidates (ELT & ELY)
  • Office in Quincy, MA is recruiting for an Electrical CAD Detailer (ELY)
  • A company in Tiverton, MA is recruiting Apprentice candidates from (ELY)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A theater in Narragansett, RI is seeking a Freelancer for lighting and audio
  • A company in Providence, RI is searching for a Graphic Designer/Videographer

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING / INTERIOR DESIGN / CIVIL ENGINEERING / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

  • Portsmouth, RI – Furniture Designer
  • Newport, RI – Maintenance Mechanic
  • Seekonk, MA – Carpenter
  • Providence, RI – Civil Engineering Intern
  • Warwick, RI – AutoCAD Architectural paid Intern
  • Plainville, MA – Estimator
  • Pawtucket, RI – Laborers for insulation work

REFRIGERATION, AC, HEATING & GAS / PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS

  • Vernon, CT company is recruiting 2 Apprentices for the RI area
  • Providence, RI company is holding an Apprenticeship drive for candidates

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  • A hotel in Boston, MA is seeking a Chief of Engineering

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • West Greenwich, RI company posted a role for a Graphic Designer
  • Providence, RI company posted a part time role for a Graphic Designer/Videographer

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Madison, CT posted a role for a Cyber Security Specialist – CYBT
  • Marketing firm in Pawtucket, RI posted a role for a Web Developer – ITS, MSIT, GDS
  • Providence, RI company posted a role for an IT Security Professional – ITN, CYBT, MSIT
  • Company in Newport, RI posted a role for an entry level Field Service Engineer – ITN, CYBT
  • Wakefield, RI company posted a paid IT Software Intern with PHP & SQL skills – ITS, GDS, MSIT
  • East Greenwich, RI – two roles for Tech Support Coordinators – ITN, CYBT
  • A school in Middletown, RI posted a Technical Support Specialist role – ITN, MSIT, CYBT
  • Providence, RI – Front End Web Developer – ITS, GMW
  • Lincoln, RI – IT Specialist role; The Director of IT is an NEIT graduate – ITN, CYBT
  • Montville, CT – summer IT internship – ITN, CYBT
  • Staffing agency in Boston, MA posted a role for an IT Tech in Kingston, RI – ITN, CYBT
  • Pomfret, CT company – seeking 10 C# Developers for a 4-month contract role – ITS, GDS, MSIT
  • Large company in Lincoln, RI posted a paid 2 internship opportunities: