Benjamin’s Path to Engineering Internships


“The moment that I chose to transfer to New England Tech completely changed the course of my life for the better.”  – Benjamin Newbury, Mechanical Engineering, ’24

Benjamin Newbury, who earned his associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, ‘23, and will earn his bachelor’s in ‘24, remembers what it was like when he first transferred to New England Tech from another college. 

“The moment that I chose to transfer to New England Tech completely changed the course of my life for the better.” 

“While I was learning things at my first college, I wasn’t learning how to do things. New England Tech helps you specifically focus on what you want to do with your degree – with your passion. The fact that you already have some experience and you’re not starting from ground zero when you reach the workforce – that is what New England Tech is all about.” 

Benjamin met with an Admissions Officer who heard his story and urged him to enroll in Mechanical Engineering. 

“The moment that I chose to transfer to New England Tech completely changed the course of my life for the better.” 

NEIT Sets Benjamin Apart: So Far, He’s Landed Three Paid Internships and He is On His Way to Graduation.

A native Rhode Islander, Benjamin was impressed with the hands-on training, support from expert-level faculty, Career Services, accelerated program – and his Admissions Officer who helped figure out his transfer credits. “The whole process was easy. I found a passion to make me successful for the rest of my career.” 

Benjamin’s decision to attend NEIT has landed him three engineering internships, including Antaya Technologies, Inc. and Amgen, Inc. “I value the investment I’ve made at NEIT in hands-on learning. It has definitely set me apart.”  

Benjamin says that one of the most rewarding experiences has been the multiple certifications he has earned through his courses NEIT. “Having those on my resume serve as validation for potential employers of what I have learned to do.” 

After graduating with his bachelor’s, Benjamin plans to continue at NEIT and pursue his master’s degree in Engineering Management. “I hope to use what I learn to ultimately be in a leadership position at an engineering firm, or to be the resident engineer at a manufacturing facility.” 

Expert Faculty and a Personal Approach Make a Difference

New England Tech’s excellent faculty and 12:1 student-to-professor ratio made a difference for Benjamin at NEIT. “Professor Hurley has been instrumental in shaping the way I learn about what it means to be an engineer, how I approach problem solving, and how to best hone and harness my skills in the mechanical engineering field.” 

New England Tech gives Benjamin a clear advantage in starting a career. “While most schools focus on more theoretical information and facts, NEIT focuses on not only learning the content, but learning how to use the content and how to solve problems in the real world. This approach allowed me to secure my first paid engineering internship after just one year into my associate’s program.” 

Ben’s favorite memory was walking across the stage at graduation with his associate degree and reflecting on everything and everyone that made it possible. 

Every day, transfer students make the decision to attend New England Tech – and find the fit they always wanted. 

Feeling a little lost, and wondering if you should transfer colleges? Making the right next step no matter where you are in your college journey can really pay off. 

This could be you! Apply today at NEIT.