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Internship helps student to pursue career in Sports Management

Kathryn Ragaisis, Sports Management Undergraduate student (class of 2014) is a winner of the prestigious Stadium Manager’s Association Scholarship (SMA).

“I am extremely honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of the SMA Foundation Scholarship and would like to thank all those involved in the selection process for their generosity. This award provides me with great financial assistance heading into my final year of college,” said Kathryn.

Kathryn RagaisisShe is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Management of Sports Industries at the University of New Haven and will graduate in Spring 2014. 

While working as a Stadium Operations Intern at Rentschler Field during summer 2012, Kathryn said she quickly realized Facility Management was something she could make into a career. Since finishing up her internship at Rentschler field she has gone on to also work at several other properties including the Contigo Sports Management, Manchester United, the Claudio Reyna Foundation and MetLife.

After graduation Kathryn plans to work in Facility and Event Management while pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in sports.

Kathryn is an active member of the University of New Haven community as Coordinator of Fundraising for Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, she is also a member of the Sports Industry Club as well as the Golf Club. 

“I look forward to learning and gaining valuable experience while working with the Stadium Managers Association,“ she said.

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