Katie Diggins, '10
"I have always been involved with sports and the Sport Management program showed me how to go professional in another way other than playing... I received a strong business base of knowledge, with classes like Accounting and Human Resource Management, while taking sport specific courses like Sports Marketing and Sports Economics.
"The most important classes that I took at UNE were my internships. My junior year I did a semester-long internship with Special Olympics Maine. Not only did this internship get me great job experience, and help me decide what my career path was, it played a crucial roll in getting my current job.
"Shortly after graduation I landed my dream job at Special Olympics NH. I plan 15 regional sports competitions a year [and] get to do what I love every day. It is a good feeling to go to work everyday, and be actively utilizing all the tools I gained in college."