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Alumni Profile: Brittanie Joyner, AAMC
Caring faculty member Phil Watson and the Office of Career and Internship Services advised Brittanie Joyner, a strategic communications major, and helped her attain a position as the Conference Concierge for the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. She attributes much of her success to her experience at High Point University, learning the […]
Alumni Profile: Ashley Smith, Nautica
Ashley Smith, a 2009 graduate, appreciates the hands-on experience in advertising and marketing that she received at High Point University as a Communication major. The ample opportunities to get involved at High Point University helped paved her path to success as a Brand Manager for Nautica in New York City.
Communication Major Assists Nonprofits Through Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Chanler Brock, originally from Charlotte, N.C., pursued her dreams while helping others as an intern with Silent Images this summer. Silent Images is a nonprofit organization that provides charities with professional photography and video services that educate and inspire viewers. As a creative […]
Senior Interns at Jacobsen
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – Will Chambers, a rising senior at High Point University and native of Charlotte, N.C., is working as a human resources intern at Jacobsen, one of the leading manufacturers of turf maintenance machines. In his internship Chambers works on projects that help push the company forward, including researching and […]
Rising Senior Interns at CA Public Relations Firm
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Summer Tonsfeldt is working in her chosen field of public relations through a summer internship with Zeno Group in California. At Zeno, Tonsfeldt, a strategic communication major, creates media lists, formats coverage for product releases and edits presentation decks for new businesses. “Zeno […]
Junior Interns for Capital Funding Group
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 – Patrick Kane, a rising junior at High Point University and native of Lutherville, Maryland, is learning the ins and outs of financing through his internship at Capital Funding Group in Baltimore. The business administration major helps create structured financing and refinancing deals for the company’s clients, creates client […]
In The Media: Starting A Career After College
HPU career counselors often share their knowledge and experience with news media on how to best prepare young professionals for the real world. Eric Melniczek, career advisor in the Office of Career & Internship Services at HPU, was recently featured on Wallet Hub in a story about the best cities to start your career. In addition […]
Sophomore Interns for Congressional Campaign
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2014 – Haley Cotnoir, a rising sophomore at High Point University and Enfield, Conn. native, is expanding her marketing experience while interning for U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney’s re-election campaign in Connecticut. The business administration major assists in the campaign marketing office to organize appearances for the congressman, recruits volunteers and […]
Rising Senior Takes Talents to CNN
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 25, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Daniel Nicolelis, from Chapel Hill, N.C., is getting world-class experience this summer while interning at CNN in Atlanta, Ga. The graphic design major is working with designers at the international news organization creating designs for CNN’s website. “HPU’s rigorous design classes and teachers […]
Access Career & Internship Services 24/7
Soon your HPU student will be home for the holidays, and we want to share valuable resources available on our website 24/7. We hope these resources will prompt productive career-related conversations and hope you will encourage your student to take full advantage of our recently improved website. As you browse the menu on the left […]
Career & Internship Profile: Amy Stamm, ’14 & Whitney Yount, ’15
Amy Stamm, class of 2014, went above and beyond during her internship at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which led to her career as the Public Affairs Specialist upon graduation. She has offered guidance and support to current High Point University student Whitney Yount, a strategic communication major. Whitney applied her classroom experiences […]
The Internship Advantage
We are fast approaching the half-way point of this semester with fall break next week, a perfect time for you and your student to have a conversation about doing a summer internship. And fall break is a great time to research internship opportunities by doing informational interviews/job shadowing with organizations in your home area. We […]
CPAs Prepare Fellow Students for Life After Graduation
This is the third year that Career & Internship Services (C&IS) will have exceptional student leaders serving as Career Peer Ambassadors (CPAs). This year our CPAs are Melia Sigmon, a returning CPA and senior Communication major from Denver, NC; Caroline (Callie) Klinkmueller, a returning CPA and senior Communication and Music double major from Action, MA; […]
A Package Deal: HPU Senior Gets Corporate Career Experience at BJ’s Wholesale
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 – High Point University senior Stephen Lillie got more than a great bargain during his summer internship with BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. He began his time as a merchandising assistant intern and filled the role of assistant buyer at the company when the position became available. During his internship, […]
Interior Design Major Gains International Experience at Indesign
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 – Nicolette Petrouleas, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., and rising junior at High Point University, is making a big impression at the international interior design firm Indesign in Barcelona, Spain. After just three days interning with the company, one of Petrouleas’ floor plan designs was chosen to present […]
Student Revitalizes Philadelphia Community
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2014 – High Point University international relations major Lillian Bijl is helping revitalize a community in Philadelphia thanks to an internship she secured with Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, empowering and advancing the Mt. Airy neighborhood. As the Special Events and Communications Associate with MAUSA, […]
Biology Major Gains Research Experience at Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2014 – Ivy Cocklereece, a biology major at High Point University and Winston-Salem native, is interning with Ocular Systems Inc. The company’s goal is to provide physicians with innovative surgical solutions to help patients improve their vision. As an intern, Cocklereece works on a team researching regenerative medicine and processes […]
Rising Senior Practices Strategic Communication Through Texas Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 13, 2014 – Melissa Sweredoski, a rising senior at High Point University and native of Huntingtown, Md., is gaining invaluable public relations and communications experience through her internship with The Mach 1 Group, an up-and-coming crisis communication and non-profit associated public relations company in Austin, Texas. At Mach 1, Sweredoski is […]
Senior Tells the Story of Cancer Survivors at Susan G. Komen Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2014 – Chelsie Skroback, a senior at High Point University, had the opportunity to document the story of everyday heroes through an internship with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Northwest N.C. office, in Winston-Salem this semester. Skroback served as the communications intern where she interviewed breast cancer survivors and shared […]
Senior Gains International Business Experience with Mack Truck Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 – Paige Risner, a senior at High Point University, is working on her international business skills thanks to a unique internship experience at Mack Trucks World Headquarters, located in Greensboro. An international business major with a minor in Spanish, Risner is utilizing many of the skills she’s learned in […]
Career & Internship Expo
NOW is the time to secure a summer internship, and on March 13 HPU will host the Spring Career and Internship Expo, which will be open to all students. Associate Director of Career & Internship Services Sue Brien stated “this expo is a tremendous opportunity for students to have face-to-face conversations and network with over […]
Exploring Summer Internship Opportunities
As we approach Spring Break, students and parents are focused on securing a summer experience that will further define career goals and help pave the way to employment following graduation. This can be job shadowing plans, an internship (paid, for academic credit or both), a paid summer job related to career goals, volunteer/mission work, travel […]
Internship Profile: Anthony Vita
Anthony Vita, class of 2016, uncovered a networking opportunity from a class assignment that resulted in an internship at Maslansky and Partners in New York City as a Language Strategy Intern. He contends that the individualized attention from professors and the values-based education that he has received at High Point University are major drivers of […]
Washington, D.C. Design Firm Selects Dailey as Intern
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – High Point University interior design major Laura Dailey is gaining first-hand experience in the business from a successful designer. The rising senior, from Parkersburg, West Virginia, is interning for Studio Santalla in Washington, D.C. Over the summer, Dailey assisted studio owner Ernesto Santalla in the design process and […]
Criminal Justice Major Gains Experience at Charlotte Courthouse
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 – People representing themselves in civil cases are getting help from High Point University criminal justice major Dylan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, a native of Newport News, Virginia, is interning with the SelfServe Office in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Courthouse. The office provides packets and forms for the litigants, and Fitzgerald helps guide […]
Graduate Student Interns at High Point Community Health Fund
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2014 – Meredith Farless Nelson recently became the High Point Community Health Fund’s first intern. Nelson is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at High Point University. Nelson takes on an active role in the grant process by helping to evaluate ongoing grant performance, reviewing […]
Business Major Interns with SEI
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 24, 2014 – Stephanie Bellisario, a rising junior at High Point University, is interning at SEI, a leading wealth management company in Philadelphia. The business administration major is working with the Advisor Network Investment Services Team, which analyses market data and the company’s portfolios. She is primarily responsible for managing investment […]
Student Joins Team Researching Personal Heart Monitors
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 9, 2014 – Rising High Point University sophomore Simeon Simeonides is part of a research team working to develop personal heart monitors that can help determine heart health and possibly predict heart attacks. Simeonides was selected as an undergraduate researcher at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering this summer. He’s […]
Senior Leans on the Law for Career Experience through Internship with Public Defender
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2014 – Ashley Prindle, a senior at High Point University, is learning her way around the courtroom thanks to an eye-opening internship as a public defender intern at the High Point Public Defender’s Office. Prindle, a native of Litchfield, N.H. double majoring in criminal justice and political science with a […]
Who You Spend Time With is Who You Become
Career office develops outstanding students by surrounding them with students who stand out Cups of coffee pass through the line at Starbucks as iPhones are checked and laptops are plugged into countertop power outlets. Energy is everywhere. What looks like the scene of an international airport is actually the concourse of the Slane Student Center. […]
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