HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2010 – Elizabeth “Lizzie” Buckthorpe, a rising senior at High Point University, is interning at NBC Connecticut, the state’s NBC affiliate which covers all of Connecticut.
“I am a journalism major at HPU and want to be an anchor, so working at a TV station is the perfect thing for me,” says Buckthorpe. “I get hands-on experience, but also get the inside scoop about the industry from the people in it.”
For her internship, Buckthorpe works three shifts per week, where her responsibilities include writing stories for the affiliate’s Web site, as well as following and observing reporters and anchors.
“So far the most exciting thing I have done is following reporter Ryan Hannherhan,” says Buckthorpe. “He did a story on an organic farm, and another about summer jobs. I got to write the stories that were published on the Web site. I feel like this opportunity will help my career immensely.”
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/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.
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