HPU Rising Senior Learns Technical Skills At Summer Internship

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 30, 2010 – Trey Hicks, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending his summer learning valuable career skills at his internship as a technician at Macro Integration Services Inc.

As part of his internship, Hicks has worked as a technician, repairing computers for Stage Stores Inc., and with the “outbound” department, which is responsible for documenting, imaging, and shipping repaired computers, printers, scanners, and monitors.

“I’ve learned firsthand how important information systems are for businesses and have gained knowledge as to how they help businesses succeed,” says Hicks, who is majoring in computer information systems at HPU.

Additionally, Hicks says that the environment that he has experienced in his internship has shown him how the different components of a business can work together to help both businesses and customers achieve their goals.

“As a result of my internship,” says Hicks. “I have seen why information systems are so important, and it makes me appreciate my degree even more because it gives me the ability to help any business succeed.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 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 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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 http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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