With another successful commencement 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 2016:
Name: Chas Bassing
Hometown: Great Falls, Virginia
Post-graduation plans: Bassing accepted a position as a Financial Representative and Team Captain at Northwestern Mutual in Greensboro, North Carolina. In his position, Bassing creates personalized financial plans for clients. As a Team Captain, Bassing assists with intern communication and helps recruiter identify new candidates for the internship program. He previously completed a year-long internship with Northwestern, where he received the “Top 100 Intern” recognition out of 4,000 interns across the country.
How HPU helped you get there: “HPU helped me by giving me access to the Career & Professional Development center. This team has helped me go through several drafts of my resume to land an internship each summer. HPU also offered me an environment that breeds success. I also used the career center’s PantherLink to find internships.“
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “In general, the teaching staff here has always been helpful and caring to assist students in understanding the material and coaching towards success.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most impactful moment was founding the Zeta Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha at HPU and being the Treasurer for two years. This gave me the interest to go into the field I am currently in.“
Advice for underclassmen: “Don’t be afraid to do internships. It is the only way to learn what you like and, more importantly, what you don’t like.”