HPU Student Gains Valuable Experience With Public Relations Internship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 10, 2010 – Kim Mannino, a rising senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in marketing at High Point University, is spending her summer interning at Bella Public Relations in New York City.

As part of her internship, Mannino is responsible for putting together press kits, writing press releases, sending product requests to major fashion magazines, attending desk side product viewing with clients at fashion magazines, creating pitches, organizing the inventory closet, and creating detailed lists and contact sheets.

“I believe that this internship has helped me with my academic studies in the way of applying what I have learned in the classroom, and bringing it out and applying it to the real world,” says Mannino.

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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