Internship Success Story: Steven Scapetti

Steven J. Scarpetti graduated from New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) in March, 2000, with an Associate in Science degreeSteve Scapetti in Video Radio Production Technology.  During his time at NEIT, Steve participated in a three month internship at 94 HJY radio. This internship provided Steve with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills he acquired at New England Tech to real world scenarios.  Steve credits the success of his career to this internship opportunity.

While interning for three months at 94 HJY, Steve worked in the promotions department setting up and running radio station appearances. He also learned about producing, board operating, and the ins and outs of a live radio show.

Today, Steve is the producer for the Geoff Charles show where he basically runs the program and handles all of the behind the scenes work.  Steve can also be found on-air serving as the host and programmer for HJY’s hard rock/heavy metal show, “The Metal Zone”, deemed the longest running hard rock/heavy metal show in North America. He also hosts and programs HJY’s local music show, “Sound Check”. This show spotlights young, up and coming bands and musicians from the southern New England area, giving them exposure to a larger audience. 

In addition to hosting his own on-air shifts, Steve is also the events coordinator for all four stations at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Providence. Steve has come full circle since he is now also responsible for hiring and supervising the interns at the radio station as well.  

Steve’s former Professor and Department Chair, Tom Strolla, stated, “I had Steve as a student for several classes. He was always eager to learn and had great enthusiasm for our industry. I was not surprised his internship turned into a job. I also have the pleasure to continue working with Steve as our current interns report to him. He gives me updates about their progress, and our students really enjoy and learn a great deal under his supervision.”

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, with its 241 million monthly U.S. listeners, is the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any radio, digital or television outlet.

About New England Institute of Technology

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. The college offers more than 35 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degree programs at its three Rhode Island campuses. These programs offer a hands-on approach to learning in a myriad of technical and professional fields each coupled with a liberal arts core. NEIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. For more information, visit www.neit.edu or follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Tumblr and the NEIT blog. 

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Bridge is a program that focuses on connecting employers and students in Rhode Island. The goal of Bridge is to match Rhode Island employers with talented students looking to gain valuable professional experience. Applying knowledge and skills acquired in college to a professional setting is a vital component of a student’s college education. Students who gain relevant internship experience are better prepared for full-time employment after graduation. By hiring interns, employers gain qualified, career-driven young professionals as employees. Student bring with them exposure to cutting edge practices and technology, new insights and philosophies, flexibility and a thirst for knowledge. bRIdge has a particular focus on connecting students and employers from specialized fields such as Business, Science, IT, Technology, Health, Design, Engineering and Manufacturing. The bRIdge website allows employers to post paid or unpaid internships online and directly reach out to a vast and talented pool of students. College students and recent graduates can sign up and start looking for an appropriate professional learning opportunity in minutes. bRIdge is a program of the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) and RISLA’s College Planning Center of Rhode Island. RISLA has joined up with Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island (AICURI), the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to bring together academia, business and community. If you have any questions about this program or if you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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