HPU Junior Dives Into Summer Internship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2009 ? Steven Sherrick, a junior majoring in marketing and finance at High Point University, spent his summer at the pool thanks to an exciting internship in New Jersey. During his internship experience, Sherrick was responsible for a corps of lifeguards.
“The most exciting part of this internship was the amount of responsibility I had,” Sherrick says. “I ran seven pools and had 80 lifeguards I had to schedule. Anytime there was something wrong with a pool or scheduling problems, it was my responsibility to take care of it. … I also did a lot of interacting with the public and handling complaints.”
Although Sherrick’s major is more geared to the business world, he says the internship taught him a lot about management and communication skills.
“These skills will be a big help in almost any job,” Sherrick says. “It also helped me to be part of a team, as two other supervisors and I worked together anytime we encountered a problem.”
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 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 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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