by Andrew Cummings | multimedia editor
Feb. 3, 2022
Dominic Ferro, a senior Sports Information and Media Student at Duquesne has taken his experiences and passion for media and applied it to opportunities in Pittsburgh.
“I love the city of Pittsburgh,” said Ferro.
For Ferro, Pittsburgh has been an invaluable stop in his career in sports media.
“The Steelers, the Pirates, the Penguins, I love all the teams; I’ve been a huge fan of the teams since I was a kid,” Ferro said.
Originally from York, Pa., Ferro enjoys the “small town feel” of areas like the residential neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.
“I think Pittsburgh’s one of those cities that is a big city that holds all these huge companies, these big sports teams, but at the same time it kind of has like that small town feel to it, especially like the neighborhoods and stuff,” said Ferro. “I just think it’s like a beautiful area and I’ve always wanted to live in a big city. But being from a small town, I wanted some of that comfort.”
After visiting Duquesne as a prospective college, Ferro felt that the Sports Information and Media program would be a “good fit.”
During his time at Duquesne, Ferro has taken advantage of opportunities to further his personal and professional growth.
Ferro is involved with multiple campus organizations. He is the covice president of Duquesne Student Television, he works with Duquesne Athletics Productions and has worked at Duquesne University School of Law’s library.
Professors like Robert Healy III have helped Ferro discover new interests. In Healy’s case, he helped Ferro develop an interest in writing.
“I didn’t think I enjoyed writing my came here. I knew it’d be a large part of the media field, but he’s really helped me develop those critical skills to have a strong control of the English language,” Ferro said.
In the fall semester of 2021, Ferro interned with the Pittsburgh Penguins where he worked on video production. Ferro fondly remembers working with Sidney Crosby.
“Meeting Sidney Crosby was definitely one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had. I was basically a coworker…which is just unreal and [to] see him face to face, a guy who I’ve looked up to since I was a kid was just crazy,” Ferro said.
“My time at Duquesne has been invaluable…all of the classes have been fulfilling. I’ve learned a lot…I look at myself before I came to Duquesne and I see how much I’ve changed and learned and have grown,” Ferro said.
After graduation, Ferro plans to work in the media field, preferably for either professional or collegiate athletics.
Ferro is also considering applying to law school, which follows in the footsteps of his father. Ferro’s father graduated from Duquesne University School of Law.
“It’s definitely a lot of work, but if you find interest in it, it will be enjoyable…I want to do something that I love. I don’t want to do something just for money. I want to do something that I truly care about and am excited about every single day that I go to work,” Ferro said.
When asked about what brings him hope for the future, Ferro said, “What brings me hope personally, is my work ethic. I know that if I want something, I will outwork whoever to get where I want to. So I know whatever I want to do in life, if I truly put my 100% effort into it, I will be successful.”