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Two Computing and Engineering Technology Graduates Begin Their Jobs the Same Day

Bethany Ross (CIS’12) and Brian Avery (EET/CT’12) happen to begin their jobs the same day, July 9th, 2012.

Bethany assumes the position of Technical Client Service Representative at Dyn in downtown Manchester, a infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) leader, specializing in both managed DNS and Email Delivery for the enterprise client, small business and personal user.

Brian will be a software engineer at Acme Packet in Bedford MA, the leader in session delivery network solutions, which enable the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks.

Coincidence? On the surface, maybe. In essence, no. Both Bethany and Brian impressed their employers with strong technical skills and professional knowledge, relevant internship and project experience, and evidence-supported communication and team work skills. That’s what the Computing and Engineering Technology programs are about!

Bethany is the recipient of the 2012 Karla Vogel Excellence in CIS Award. Brian is the recipient of the 2011 Alumni Meritorious Service Award.

Congratulations, Bethany and Brian!

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Where Recent BS CIS Graduates Work

Fall 2012 MillWorks will highlight the jobs some of the UNH Manchester recent grads got immediately following graduation. We reached out through LinkedIn and other channels to the BS CIS and BS EET/CT ’11 and ’12 graduates, and this is what we’ve assembled so far.

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  • Brian Avery (EET/CT ’12), Software Engineer, Acme Packet, Bedford, MA
  • James Bartoldus (EET/CT ’12), Software Engineer, DEKA, Manchester, NH
  • Brian Block (CIS ’11), Quality Assurance Engineer, EMC, Nashua, NH
  • Matthew Edmonds (CIS ’11), IT Analyst, Liberty Mutual, Dover, NH
  • John Grossmith (CIS ’12), Associates Sales Consultant, Oracle, Burlington, MA
  • Scott Innes (CIS ’12), Tax Exempt Representative, Fidelity Investments, Merrimack, NH
  • Jeffrey Lavoie (CIS ’11), Technical Recruiter, CORE Information Technology, Salem, NH
  • Andres Lara (CIS ’11), Professional Service Engineer, Enterasys, Andover, MA
  • Joseph Legerstee (CIS ’11), Signal Communications Platoon Leader, 372nd Signal Company, Manchester, NH
  • Daniel Lutz (CIS ’11), IT Specialist, New England Document Systems, Manchester, NH
  • Sky Norman (CIS ’11), System Administrator, Newmarket International, Inc., Newmarket, NH
  • Daniel Pepin (CIS ’11), Web Developer & Programmer, Digital Bungalow, Salem, MA
  • Brice Rader (CIS ’12), Software Developer, Small Business Computers of New England, Manchester, NH
  • Bethany Ross (CIS ’12), Technical Client Service Representative, Dyn Manchester, NH
  • Matthew Vartanian (CIS ’12), Network Engineer, Philips Healthcare, Adover, MA
  • Matthew Wakim (CIS ’12) IT Support, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Boston, MA
  • Michael Williman (CIS ’12) IT Analyst, Liberty Mutual, Dover, NH

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UNH Manchester offers the degrees employers want most

Source: UNH Manchester News


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CIS Interns Contribute More Than 1,800 Hours Locally

Source: UNH Manchester News

Eighty student interns from UNH’s urban campus in Manchester will contribute a total of 21,420 hours to area businesses, public schools, and nonprofit organizations during the spring 2012 semester.

UNH Manchester currently has 80 students from eight academic programs assigned to internships from Manchester, NH to Plymouth, CA. They are in schools, nonprofit agencies, medical facilities, political offices, and one is working at a winery where he’s studying viticulture, the science, study, and production of grapes. The students will gain experience working in their field of study while also earning academic credit and reinforcing their classroom theoretical learning.

The following is a list of the Computer Information Systems students and their Spring 2012 internship placements. For a full list, continue reading…

  • Scott Callahan, Manchester Public School System, Manchester, NH
  • Aaron Green, DYN, Manchester, NH
  • Damir Ibrahimovic, Rioux, LLC, Manchester, NH
  • Jeffrey Knight, Manchester Public School System, Manchester, NH
  • Andrew Obrien, Geek Squad @ Best Buy in Concord, Concord, NH
  • Paskale Odongo, The Scott Lawson Companies, Bow, NH
  • Brice Radar, Small Business Computers of New England, Manchester, NH
  • Bethany Ross, Manchester Public School System, Manchester, NH
  • Jonathan Schultz, Town of Hudson, Hudson, NH
  • Thomas Tierney, Town of Hudson, Hudson, NH
  • Matthew Vartanian, SyAM Software, Nashua, NH
  • Michael Williams, Hampton School District, Hampton, NH

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Seniors in Seminar at UNH Manchester

Source: UNH Manchester News

UNH Manchester students in both the business and computer information systems programs have the unique opportunity to finish their last year of studies with a class to prepare them for a career after graduation. Both the Business Senior Seminar and the CIS Internship classes combine course content with an internship. The goals of both courses are integration and application of the program material they’ve learned over the span of their degrees and readiness for their job search.

The nuts and bolts of career exploration are integrated into the classes to serve as a launching pad for students as they transition, in many cases, from student to professional. Workshops in resume writing and interviewing are supported by guest professionals and alumni to provide feedback and to simulate real-life interviewing situations.

Also included in career preparation are topics such as networking, appropriate attire, professional correspondence such as cover letters and thank you notes and informational interviewing. Students are coached on making the most of a job fair — including preparing their “elevator speech” or introduction to employers. The NHCUC Career Fair serves as their application of these skills. Understanding benefits and negotiating salary are also covered as are tips for fitting into the culture of a new environment.

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