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Christine Sagge ’06

Manager of Fund Raising and Special Events, American Diabetes Association
Major: Public Relations

Rider helped prepare me for what to expect in the real world.

The Proof is In Our People

Why Christine Chose Rider

"I knew many family, friends and neighbors who had great experiences at Rider, so I decided to enroll there. During my first visit to campus, I sat in on one of Dr. Jonathan Millen’s communication classes. It felt like a really welcoming environment. I didn't want to feel like a small fish in a big pond. I wanted to be part of a campus community."

Rider's Impact on Christine's Success

"The experience I had at Rider helped shape me into the leader I am today. I definitely wouldn’t have had the confidence to take risks were it not for some of the learning experiences I had at the University. For example, as president of Rider’s chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, I was able to hone the communication skills I needed in the workplace. Rider helped prepare me for what to expect in the real world. If you have the motivation to seek help on campus, you will find it."

Continued Success

As the manager of fundraising and special events at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Christine organizes the annual Philadelphia Father of the Year awards. This event recognizes men that have made family a priority, while balancing a demanding career and community involvement. "My experience as an intern at the American Cancer Society directly relates to what I do today. I got my feet wet with event management and building business relationships," said Christine, who plans to pursue a Master of Public Health or a Master of Business Administration.

  • 60 Days Two months after graduation, Christine landed her first job — with the American Cancer Society, one of her senior year internships.

  • 2+1 In her junior year, Christine completed an externship at a family practice facility, shadowing the finance manager, medical records department, and front office management. She completed two internships involving event planning and healthcare promotion during her senior year at Rider.

  • Linking Others While at the American Cancer Society, Christine served as a mentor and valuable networking connection for Rider students through the University’s annual Relay for Life Program.

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I would not have had the confidence to take risks were it not for some of the learning experiences I had at the University.

Christine Sagge ’06
Public Relations