HPU Student Captures Internship With Predators

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 17, 2009 – Laura Eldridge, a senior majoring in sports management at High Point University, has scored a summer internship with Nashville’s professional hockey team – the Predators.
Eldridge works with the ticket operations department in the Sommet Center, which is the Predators’ home rink. Her duties in this area require her to work events such as the Country Music Association (CMA) festival and the Country Music Television (CMT) awards.
“The internship enables me to see how a professional sports program works from the inside and what all it takes to successfully run a team,” Eldridge says. “I will gain experience in the professional world by meeting contacts and building my network to hopefully aid in finding a job after college.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
  Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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