Her Lifelong Journey Is About To Begin!
Dominique Molee is a 5th-year Computing Information Technologies student concentrating on Web and mobile and Database. She is graduating in May of 2022. She came to the iSchool because she felt that the iSchool allowed her to learn all the computing concepts she would need in the industry in a very hands-on and project-driven environment - both in class through labs and projects, and out of class through co-ops.
She has two big highlights in her five years of academic journey. One of them is the co-op opportunities! She has completed three Software Development and Engineering co-ops at Crestron Electronics, Vanguard, and Walt Disney Company in both the streaming and parks departments. Each of these experiences has helped her excel in programming skills, be professional, make connections and learn firsthand what it is like to work a 9 to 5 job. They also helped her to be in several different industries and use different types of technologies in a short period. In addition to these, she has had the privilege to work with mentors and co-workers that have been in the industry for several years and many of those still keep in touch with her. Overall, her co-op experiences helped her land a full-time job after she graduates.
Another highlight is her study abroad experience in the summer of 2018 which was right after her first year. She studied abroad at one of RIT’s global campuses, in Zagreb, Croatia, and took two psychology classes went to her immersion. Through this program, housing was included in the program cost which allowed her to live within a three-minute walk from the center of Zagreb with several others from the program. While she was there, she had the opportunity to explore Zagreb and travel during her long weekends to other places throughout Croatia and Italy. Additionally, at the end of the program, the whole class took a week-long trip split between Munich, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. At each of these places, students were able to visit museums relating to their psychology coursework, and explore the cities independently! Personally, her favorite part of the trip was that once she got to Vienna, she received something called a 'Vienna Pass' which gave her free or heavily discounted access to so many things around the city - from museums to palaces, to the giant Ferris wheel! She remembers spending all day trying to see as much as possible and taking advantage of having the pass!
Outside of the classroom, she was involved in Women in Computing. Within WiCHack (RIT’s gender minority hackathon), she has had the opportunity to hold some organizer roles and be active planning process for the annual event throughout her college career. From these experiences, she was a Student Ambassador for the School of Information and a Global Ambassador for RIT Global. Her lifelong journey is about to begin!