Class of 2014 Profile: Alisha Deary Called to Fortune 500 Company

Alisha Deary


With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Alisha Deary

Major: Deary graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration on May 3, with minors in both Marketing and Human Relations.

Post-graduation plans: Deary accepted a position as an assistant sales consultant at Oracle’s Primavera Global Business Unit in northern Virginia.

How HPU helped you get there: “HPU has gone above and beyond to provide me with all the tools I needed to be successful over the past four years.  These tools included tutors for all classes; professors that were always available; comfortable and well-equipped study areas; and a supportive Career Services department.  Overall, the holistic environment at High Point University helped prepare me in the best possible way for my future career, teaching me to use my resources to my advantage and utilizing team members for collaboration.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “This year, I joined the competitive Selling Club per the advice of Prof. Larry Quinn.  Through Prof. Quinn’s influence, I competed at the RBI National Sales Competition, where I learned about the sales process and how to network and sell my own competencies to potential employers. This was, in fact, where I formed my first connection with Oracle’s Primavera Global Business Unit. My participation in the Sales Club was also a huge determining factor in my offer and a frequent topic of conversation among my interviews with Oracle. Prof. Quinn’s willingness to work with me in his free time, including two hours on a Sunday, to help with a presentation and software demo was beyond extraordinary.”

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