Senior Interns for Al Gore

READ MORE STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES Working on the personal staff of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, former Vice President of the United States and visionary proponent of the Internet is no easy task. But that’s the assignment that Erin House, a senior political science major at High Point University, tackled during a summer internship with […]

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Senior Wins Regional Newspaper Advertising Contest

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 9, 2015 – For High Point University senior Cristy Hernandez, encouraging other college students to read the newspaper is about helping them stay informed on the go. Her concept for an advertising campaign encouraging young adults to download newspaper mobile apps recently won a competition sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Advertising […]

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The Power of Networking

The concept of networking is often misunderstood and the task itself can be daunting for students and recent graduates. But the reality is that it is never too early for students to start networking, especially if they (and you as parents) really want to secure a job BEFORE graduation or soon thereafter. So what is […]

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HPU Senior Interns with Local Accounting Firm

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2015 – Francesca Zappa, a senior at High Point University, is preparing for her future accounting career as an assurance intern at Smith Leonard, PLLC in High Point. The accounting major from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has responsibilities similar to those of a first-year assurance associate. Zappa gets hands-on experience […]

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Meet the Seniors: Summer Tonsfeldt Discovers Dream Job at Disney

READ MORE STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES At High Point University, an extraordinary education is one that offers experiential learning, student-to-faculty collaboration and a knowledge base that prepares graduates for the world of tomorrow. Summer Tonsfeldt, a December 2014 graduate, exemplifies what an extraordinary education at HPU can do. Graduating a semester early, Tonsfeldt managed to fit […]

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HPU in the Nation’s Capital

Standing in the Tohoku region of Japan, senior Starneshia Wynn felt immense assurance about her decision to study through the High Point University Washington program. She never doubted it would further her education, but she also never expected it to take her to this foreign land, ravaged by a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant […]

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Exploring Summer Internship Opportunities

As we approach Spring Break next month, students and parents are focused on securing a summer experience that will further develop career goals and help pave the way to employment following graduation. This experience can occur through a variety of ways – a job shadowing opportunity, a paid or non-paid internship (can be done for […]

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5 Reasons Internships are Essential

HPU’s Office of Career and Internship Services (C&IS) connects students with internships that boost resumes, build connections, expand networks, and set potential employees apart from the competition. Below are five reasons every student should pursue an internship opportunity – regardless of whether or not it’s required for their major. The successful outcomes speak for themselves: […]

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Meet the Seniors: Student Takes Business to a New Level for Gamers

READ MORE STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at High Point University. Through annual Business Plan Competitions, academic programs and experiential learning opportunities that inspire innovation, HPU is graduating job creators, not job takers. One example is Kristopher Hovland, a senior, who founded Tekiture – a company that designs and manufactures […]

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Cue Callbacks: ’14 Alumna Finds Fame in Florida

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES What’s it like to perform Broadway hits in Costa Rica, compete in a prestigious theatre festival, and get six callbacks from theatre companies across the nation – all before graduating college? Courtney Feiman knows. It happened to Feiman before she graduated from High Point University in May 2014 with degrees […]

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