HPU Investment Club Explores Career Paths At Energy Rodeo Conference In Texas


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2011? Members of the High Point University Floyd D. Craven Investment Club recently attended the first ever Energy Rodeo Conference in Houston, Texas. The conference, held Jan. 28 and 29, allowed students the opportunity to learn the scope and depth of various energy-related jobs and to engage in career-focused dialogue with energy professionals.

The students, who were accompanied by club adviser Dr. Steven Lifland, heard speakers from the investment banking industry who specialize in trading, merger and acquisition analysts from numerous top U.S. investment corporations, and analysts and traders from Shell Energy and Sequent Energy Management.

Discussions at the conference also featured academic paths one might take such as MBA versus Masters in Finance, as well as opportunities to participate in mock interviews with trading professionals and HR representatives from major corporations.
“I learned so much from the presentations and from the people I met. Everyone had great things to say and proved helpful with questions I had.  I am extremely grateful that I was chosen to go on this trip, and I hope other students from the investment club will get to attend in the future,” says Investment Club member Maggie Bachey.

The Investment Club is a member of the Business Student Association (BSA) at High Point University.

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 at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. 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

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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