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Molloy Hosts its First "TRIP" Panel

On May 16th, Molloy hosted its first Technology Research and Innovation (TRIP) Panel. Our very own Mr. CJ Mallia (Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Archbishop Molloy High School), as well as alumni Mr. Damian Sciano ‘85 (Director, Statewide Energy Data Integration, Con Edison) and Ms. Allison Terranova ‘14 (Structural Engineering Designer, Stantec), spoke to Stanners about their careers in technology and engineering.        


Over the course of an hour, the panelists answered questions regarding why they entered into their field, the skills needed for certain careers, the competitive job market, the value of internships, and how a degree in Computer Science can be used toward many different jobs. 


An “aspiring student in the field of Computer Science,” Anthony Kerr ‘23 shares something important he learned from the panel: Keeping an open mind creates opportunities. He also shared what he related to most, stating, “Personally, I resonated with Mr. Mallia…[Computers] appear smarter than humans because they are very good at following algorithms in miniscule amounts of time. However, the person behind the algorithm is the actual genius.” 


Molloy’s goal is to continue to empower students in all fields. Welcoming professionals, including alumni, to serve on panels is a great way for students to gain real-world insights. Thank you to our panelists, as well as the Science Department, Computer Science and Engineering Department, and Stanner Alumni Center for arranging such an informative afternoon!