Christine Rugg Speaks to High School Students About College
IMC major Christine Rugg ‘12 will return to her high school alma mater in the beginning of June to speak at the end of the year ceremony for the tech prep business class. She will be speaking about her college experience and how the business courses she took in high school have made a difference in both her academic and professional careers.
Christine graduated from Dryden High School in 2009 with a Regent’s diploma with advanced designation in business and 43 college credits, 27 of which transferred to Ithaca College beginning her freshman year. Since graduating from Dryden, Christine has remained an active alumna of the tech prep business program by speaking to students about her college, study abroad and internship experiences.
In January 2012, Christine spoke to the business students about how to be successful in college. She addressed issues such as how to choose classes, join clubs, talk to professors and obtain internships. She encouraged the students to branch out of their comfort zone and try everything before deciding whether or not it is right for them. Christine provided the students with advice she wished she had throughout her college experience.
Christine enjoys speaking to the high school students because she has been in their position and understands that they may only be taking business classes to fulfill a requirement. However, she hopes to express how beneficial the classes have been for her.
Christine said, “It is a honor to be asked back to my high school to speak and I hope the information I provide the students is helpful. It is encouraging when the students have questions at the end of the presentation and want me to elaborate more on specific topics. I am thankful that I can give back to the Dryden High School business program, because without it I may not be where I am today.”
Contributed by Christine Rugg.