HPU Business Students Practice Networking, Interviewing At Project Management Career Event

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2011 ? Students in the Phillips School of Business had the perfect opportunity to network and practice interviewing during the recent Project Management Career Event at High Point University.

The event, which was held in the Plato S. Wilson Commerce building, invited area managers from the North Carolina Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Professionals who attended the event included members from Aon Consulting, AVI-SPL, Inc., the MIS/IT Department of Guilford County, Lincoln Financial Group, Plunkett.tel and Wachovia Corporation/Wells Fargo. The guests led small groups of students in short sessions to discuss career options and opportunities in the career management field. Students also had the opportunity to practice interviewing and networking techniques, and also to discuss the potential for future internships and employment possibilities. Executives then provided feedback and strategies to students for ways to enhance communication skills and confidence in talking with recruiters.

?I thought the career event was beneficial in aiding both my academic and professional development,? says senior entrepreneurship major Casey Pisano. ?Hearing about the day- to-day life of project managers was a great opportunity to learn about the career.?

Senior finance major Drew Blazure, agrees, adding, ?The event was really eye-opening, and gave great insight into the world of project management. It was an excellent way to meet local project managers, and also provided a great opportunity to understand the daily routines at their highly respected companies.?

The Project Management Institute is the world?s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries.

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.

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Pam Haynes

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