Bridge Surveys, Presents to Bryant Students, Awards iPad mini

 

East Greenwich, R.I., May 3, 2013 – Bridge recently surveyed about 150 Bryant University students to determine how and what they feel about Information Technology careers.   On Wednesday, February 27, Bridge visited Bryant’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) 201 classroom to deliver a presentation on the field of IT and the rewards of careers in computing.   After the presentation, Bridge disseminated a second survey to the same group of students in order to gauge how effective the presentation was in changing their attitudes toward IT degrees and career pathways.

Bridge is happy to announce the student prize winners from Bryant’s CIS 201 Spring 2013 course:   Maria Recchia won a $50 gift certificate to the Bryant Bookstore; Michelle Fallon won a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy; and Abigail Teichert received the most coveted prize, a brand new 16GB black iPad mini (Wi-Fi).

All prizes were furnished by Bridge.   Students enrolled in CIS 201 during the spring 2013 semester were eligible for the prize drawing.   Students were required to take two surveys and attend a presentation in order to be considered.  Winners were selected at random.   Bridge congratulates the three student winners and greatly appreciates the participation of all of the students who played a part in this process.

Bridge is currently working with a coalition of Rhode Island’s higher educational IT department heads, professors and deans to promote the advancement of IT education and careers in the state.   One of the goals is to enhance public knowledge of the rewards of IT careers and the opportunities that exist in this space.

The group is currently working to ascertain, through surveys and interviews, the common misconceptions surrounding IT careers that prevent RI students from enrolling in the state’s higher educational IT programs.   With this knowledge, the group will be able to better define how it moves forward with informing Rhode Islanders about the viability of IT career pathways.   By attracting more RI-based students to Rhode Island’s higher educational IT programs, the group hopes to boost the IT workforce in the state and ultimately strengthen the Rhode Island economy.

The results of Bridge’s Bryant University CIS 201 student surveys will be released to the public in the third quarter of 2013.

About Bridge Technical Talent:  Bridge is a full-service IT staffing firm providing contract, permanent and contract-to-hire staffing solutions. Headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Bridge has proudly served our customers in Southern New England for over a decade. Successful in supporting the recruiting initiatives of Fortune 100 companies as well as locating the perfect candidates for early stage start-ups, Bridge places skilled IT professionals in positions that range from entry-level to senior management and that span numerous industries, with a focus in finance, healthcare, software development and higher education.

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