Rising Senior Scores Big With NHL Internship

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2011 ? David Werner, a rising senior majoring in business administration with minors in marketing and sales at High Point University, has scored a major career goal, thanks to valuable career experience as part of an internship with the Florida Panthers National Hockey League team, in Sunrise, Fla.

As part of his internship, Werner has spent the semester working with the NHL team by assisting with office duties, working with the group sales representatives, helping with events and client services, and working with youth hockey teams in southern Florida.

?My internship has definitely been the best thing I have ever done,? says Werner. ?It incredibly difficult to get into the professional sports world, but this internship has helped me create so many wonderful connections.?

Werner, who is from Newburyport, Mass., plans to pursue a career in sales with the NHL, and says that his studies at HPU helped prepare him for his internship.

?This internship has been an incredible experience and I have learned so much from directly working with the Florida Panthers executives,? says Werner. ?In today?s world it?s all about connections and networking, and the connections from doing an internship are ones that you can always rely on.?

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, 43 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

Communication Specialist



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