HPU Rising Senior Tackles Two Internships To Help Hone In Marketing Skills

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2010 – Paige Cornetet, a rising senior majoring in marketing at High Point University, is getting plenty of career experience this summer – thanks to not one, but two internship opportunities in New York City.

While she’s living in New York City, her first internship brings her close to home ? she’s working with Slane and Slane, a successful jewelry business run by High Point natives Heath and Landon Slane. There, she is responsible for a variety of items, including helping out with design boards for new products, measuring raw material for the jewelry, organizing and cleaning the jewelry, as well as other office-related tasks.

“I am learning how to work with other people, and how to market products to customers and the design industry,” Cornetet says. “I have also discovered that the design process for jewelry is much longer than I anticipated.”

In her second internship at Scott Group Custom Carpets, she further honed her organizational skills by categorizing samples in the showroom, as well as performed other office-related tasks. She also met with clients.

“Both internships have helped me work with people and understand the relationship with customers,” Cornetet says. “It is important to have a great sense of humor when working with a lot of different types of people.”

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.” 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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