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New Program At HPU Connects Students To Career Opportunities

Posted on March 2, 2011.

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2011 – Career and Internship Services at High Point University is preparing students to secure career opportunities by implementing a new program called “Recruiters in Residence.”

The program, which is open to all HPU students, presents job opportunities and promotes hands-on experience via internships to enhance and compliment skills developed in the classroom.

As part of the program, many local, regional, national, and global employers will recruit students for part-time, full-time, and internship positions. Companies that have participated in the events thus far include: Aerotek, AFLAC, Crown Automotive, Miles Talbott Furniture, United States Marines, Volvo 3P North America and WXLV-TV.

“We launched the Recruiters-in-Residence program last semester as an opportunity to bring together students with recruiters in an on-campus career fair environment,” says Eric Melniczek, director of Career Services at HPU. “We see our role here at Career and Internship Services as a valuable resource in facilitating connections with HPU students and recruiters/employers to make the staffing process much smoother. Our function is to help HPU students identify employment opportunities and help employers/recruiters identify HPU talent. Recruiters-in-Residence helps us achieve that function.”

“The Recruiters in Residence was a wonderful opportunity for me to take a further look into the job market without even having to step a foot off of campus,” says Andrew Tzavaras, a senior at HPU majoring in electronic media communications with minors in history and philosophy. “As a senior, I came to the program looking for part-time/full-time positions? and I met some representatives that may be leads to a future job.”

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. Forbes.com 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 14 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 highpoint.edu.

Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055 phaynes@highpoint.edu

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