HIGH POINT, N.C., June 16, 2011 – Monica Fox, a senior at High Point University, is busy getting hands-on experience while interning in the marketing department at IBM in Armonk, N.Y.
Fox, a marketing major, is spending the summer collaborating with executives of IBM and working on the information management team. Already, she has attended meetings at the IBM headquarters to hear IBM’s senior vice president speak about social media, branding and IBM’s highly successful and innovate strategies.
Throughout the course of her internship, Fox hopes to gain valuable experience working with experienced leaders, sales reps, marketing experts and key partners such as IBM’s advertising agency.
“One thing that stuck in my mind was how much the IBM executives emphasized the importance of being able to collaborate with others in order to succeed in a global company. High Point University’s focus on team-based projects has been great preparation,” Fox says of being team leader for a week. “It’s really cool to apply what we learned in the classroom to the real world, and I’m looking forward to getting started on my projects, as this will being great learning experience.”
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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