Freshman Profile: An Entrepreneurial Spirit

HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose entrepreneurial spirit has already led him to form multiple start-up businesses.

Name: Jake Staitman

High school attended: Oak Park Independent Study in Oak Park, Calif.

Accomplishments: Staitman was awarded a National Federation of Independent Business Scholarship for his e-commerce business Twinkletoes Paintball. He is also launching a custom fine clothing company for men that will be “perfect for dinner at 1924 Prime, a presentation in class, or formals!”

Major: Business Administration

Why you chose HPU: “I chose HPU because I really connected with Dr. Qubein’s message that we are a family that supports each other. That’s is important to me.”

What you’re looking forward to at HPU: “I am really looking forward to starting my Freshman year at High Point University. I had a fantastic Summer Experience at HPU where I made lots of friends.”

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