A group photo of 25 students in the troy high school library

25 THS students were recognized at the annual Career Discovery Experience breakfast on May 18, 2023.

On Thursday, May 18, twenty-five Troy High School seniors and their mentors were honored for their collaboration in the Career Discovery Experience (CDE) at the annual recognition breakfast.

The program, previously known as the Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP), continues to be overseen by Rose Gorman. During the event, students and their mentors will have the opportunity to share their insights and reflections about their internship.

The CDE provides students with valuable chances to explore various professions through hands-on work experiences in fields such as business/industry, law enforcement, marketing, science and technology, healthcare, government entities, and private not-for-profit agencies. Several students interned with Troy CSD staff at School 14, School 18, Troy Middle School and the District Office.

Participating students will acquire firsthand knowledge about the demands and requirements of one or more careers. By observing positive adult role models, they will gain an understanding of the significance of possessing appropriate attitudes and behavior, maintaining integrity and ethics, developing effective human relations and communication skills, fostering teamwork, managing time efficiently, and cultivating good study habits.

See all the photos from the breakfast on our Flickr page here.

This year’s cohort included:

Student Name Field Mentor Business/Institution
Mikaleigh Hughes Marketing Schuyler Bull/Jennah Hebert Pioneer
Tatiana Karame Healthcare Carol Favreau/Brittney Gross Samaritan Hospital
Madeline Strang Pharmacy Carol Favreau/Brittney Gross Samaritan Hospital
Aya Thompson Healthcare Carol Favreau/Brittney Gross Samaritan Hospital
Jalen Boston Journalism Sina Basila Hickey Sanctuary for Independent Media
Juliana Burnett Accounting/Finance Jamie Posnak Arts Center
Davilies Sanchez Veterinary Medicine Vicki Rush Brunswick Vet
Catherine Wasula FBI/Forensics Donald Marble Troy PD
Jasmyn O’Rourke Social Work Nicole Carey Rensselaer County Mental Health/THS
Colin McBride Physical Therapy Joe Napoleone Choice Therapy
Antonio Hood Fashion/Digital Marketing Madeline McDermott/Allison Donovan IVY Swimwear
Tara Atkinson Athletic Training Emily Guilitti Top Form
Maeve McDermott Music Management Mike Valente Empire Live
Talicia Carter Animation Nathan Meltz RPI
Joseph Baez-Martinez Automotive Michael Serverino/Dan Rothstein Keeler Auto Group
Marie Borca-Tasciuc Engineering Mike Baron HVCC/Expertise Project
Veydah Patrick Engineering Mike Baron HVCC/ Expertise Project
Shaelyn Bates Architecture Barb Nelson TAP
Alexa Nixon Marketing Linda Chiou Luxe Rentals LLC
Veronica Hansbury Elementary Education
Secondary Ed-Soc. St.
Katie Lahey
Katie Orecki
School 18
Ava Sibaja Elementary Education Heather Garcia School 14
Cailyn Pafundi PR Jason Laz District Office
Zahara Diaz P.E. Tara Anthony/Talia Valenti THS
Michael Wiltshire Psychology Andi Murray TMS
Shyanne Phillips Secondary Ed-ELA Ashley Zeoli TMS