HPU Student Spends Summer Interning With Asheville Area Chamber Of Commerce

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 17, 2009 – Cassidy Cloyed, a rising senior majoring in business management and human relations at High Point University, is hard at work in Asheville this summer thanks to her internship with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce as a member services intern.
Cloyed is spending her time working in the Membership Department with event coordinator Laura Wolf.
While she has just begun her internship, she has already helped with the annual Chamber Challenge 5K Run, and has also attended a few business after-hours events – a networking benefit of being a Chamber member. She is also hard at work helping with the Annual Meeting and golf tournament, which is held at the Grove Park Inn.
“Having this internship has already given me a different light on Asheville and presented me with new opportunities,” Cloyed says.
She has even made a connection at a networking meeting that will help her with a project she is working on for her HPU sorority.
“I have really enjoyed seeing the benefits of networking,” Cloyed says. “Laura is also working on setting up the opportunity for me to shadow different event coordinators who are members ? which will help me to make a better decision as to what kind (of event coordinator) I would like to be.”
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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