John Carmello speaks at CDE breakfastCareer Discovery Experience (CDE) internship students, along with their mentors, gathered at Troy High School to commemorate their experiences over the year at the annual breakfast reception.

The program, formally known as Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP), is coordinated by Rose Gorman. Gorman provided each student with a certificate to mark their completion of the program. Students and their mentors had the opportunity to share their experiences with the group.

CDE gives students the opportunity to explore occupations through work experiences in such fields as business/industry, science and technology, health care, governmental entities or private not-for-profit agencies.

Group shot of CDE participantsStudents learn what it’s like to work in one or more careers by learning what skills and education are necessary for specific occupations. They observe positive adult role models and gain an understanding of the importance of appropriate attitude and behavior, integrity and ethics, human relations and communication skills, teamwork, time management and good study skills.




Participating students and their work sites:

Julia Allison-Cyrilla Ashley – Carroll Hill Schol

Madelin Olyvia Brown – Bloomingrove Vet

Amanda Ducharme – Troy Middle School

Serafina French – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kayla Hemingway – Mosaic Architects

Ronny Sebastian Huertas-Lugo – Bloomingrove Vet

Joseph Kennedy – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Hunter Levesque – Carroll Hill School

Theresa Lobdell – School 14

Renee Martin – Samaritan Hospital

Keishaliz Morales – Theatre Institute at Sage

Thomas James Mossey – Cohoes Visitor Center

Thomas Nagy – Mosaic Architects

Alexis Marie Papadakis – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Chyna Pena – Troy High School

Brianna Hope Peppin – Samaritan Hospital

Jillian Elizabeth Picarillo – Choice Therapy

Hannah Rienzo – Lularoe Angela Corey

Maria Sorriento – Holistic Vet

Kaylie Smith – Samaritan Hospital

Kaitlyn Smith – Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic

Sauda Taylor – Samaritan Hospital