With another successful commencement behind us, High Point University seniors have kicked-off 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 2019:
Name: Sam Berlin
Hometown: Manassa, Virginia
Post-graduation plans: Berlin joins Logi Analytics as a business development representative. His role is to find other opportunities for existing customers to partner with Logi. He is a dual member of business development and customer success.
How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University’s focus on life skills was incredibly impactful during my interview process. While my job search had a longer duration than I anticipated, I interviewed with several top companies before making a decision. HPU prepared me for the entire process, from building a quality resume to negotiations during the offer stage. Beyond the interview process, I cannot speak enough to the countless members of the HPU staff and community that positively impacted me throughout my collegiate journey. From the administration to the countless hours spent one-on-one with professors, I am truly blessed to call HPU my alma mater. The Office of Career and Professional Development played an integral part in broadening my horizons for what I want in an employer. The office, specifically my career advisor Doug Hall, encouraged me to think candidly about what I can bring to the table for an employer and back it up through concrete examples. I also went to several resume review workshops that dramatically improved my resume.”
Most Impactful Mentor at HPU: “So many faculty members challenged and changed the way I think. Professor Larry Quinn constantly brought energy and excitement to every situation, creating an exhilarating learning environment. Professor Randy Moser taught me the intricacies of business-to-business sales and took the time to personally mentor me. Dr. Daniel Hall challenged me in economics to do more than what is required and truly understands economic theory. Dr. David Little pushed me to be a leader and get out of my comfort zone, expanding my horizons to concepts I never would have considered. I can’t say enough about the way the faculty helped me grow personally and professionally.”
Most Impactful Moment at HPU: “Ultimately, stepping on to campus for the first time as a transfer student was extremely impactful because I immediately recognized the opportunities I had been afforded. However, being introduced to the world of professional selling is what really made the difference. No matter the direction of my career, I know the experiences I have had, the confidence I have gained and the skills I have acquired will be instrumental in competing in the business world. I would encourage everyone to interact with the Professional Selling Club as it teaches students how to communicate effectively and succinctly, present yourself well and learn how to grow a professional network.
Advice for Underclassmen: “Start early; you’re never going to know what you like and don’t like while you’re only on a college campus. This means seeking out interviews, internships and constant conversations with people in your prospective fields. Make sure you handle your academic priorities and supplement your GPA with plenty of extracurricular activities. Enjoy the opportunities you have been afforded at HPU and embrace every minute of it.”