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Being extraordinary is a choice.
 
It’s about connecting scholarly knowledge with practical Life Skills.
 
It’s about leading, serving and living a life in balance.
 
This is what we believe at HPU.
 
Keep scrolling to discover how High Point University can prepare you for the world as it is going to be.

  • Learn from the G.O.A.T

    Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak joins a cast of over one thousand game-changers at HPU.

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    You have career goals. HPU will help you achieve them.

  • #SQUADGOALS

    People make the place. At HPU, you’ll find yours.

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Facebook. Apple. Snapchat.

 
Flip the cards below for a sampling of graduates who are contributing to the companies and technologies that impact the world every day.

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Caroline Tucker ‘17
Major: International Business Area Manager at Amazon
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Russ Salakhutdinov ‘01
Major: International Business Apple’s First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Research Director
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Nick Bellamy ‘17
Major: Visual Merchandising Assistant Buyer for Pottery Barn Headquarters
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James Jadotte ‘13
Major: Business Administration Analyst for People Compliance at Facebook
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Ryan Kaika ’15
Major: Business Administration New Business Sales Associate at Hewlett Packard
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Arial Gariepy ‘14
Major: International Relations and Affairs Program Coordinator at Microsoft
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Jodi Guglielmi ‘15
Major: Communication Writer for People Magazine
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Taylor Cunningham ‘17
Major: Biology Attends West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Emily Krol ‘17
Major: Communication Sales Program Associate at Lenovo
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Hayden Rockwell ’13
Major: Communication Senior Story Editor at Snapchat
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Juliana Furey ‘12
Major: Sports Management Premium Sales and Service Specialist for the New York Yankees
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Tye Massaroni ‘14
Major: Accounting Experienced Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Live Here. Love Here.

Environment matters. That's why at HPU, we provide you with spaces that feel like home. You're going to love where you live.

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Experiential Learning

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You gain knowledge in the classroom.

 

You gain wisdom through experience.

Internship and Career Profiles 

Senior Communication Major Kara Bonini on her internship with the Washington Redskins.

Alumnus Brittanie Joyner works for the Association of American Medical Colleges and gets emotional as she shares the impact of her faculty mentor, Mr. Phil Watson.

Senior Erinn Spack discusses her internship with CBS News at their Washington DC studio.

Junior Emily Fischer interns in Los Angeles, CA with Billabong Action Sports.

Alumnus Amy Stamm works as the Public Affairs Specialist at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and she secured her job through HPU’s internship network.

Senior Anthony Vita gains experience at Manslansky and Partners in New York City as their Language Strategy intern.

Career Shadowing

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Job shadowing allows students to spend a half-day or entire day observing a professional on-the-job. Students observe meaningful work activity, the work culture of the organization and feel the flow of a typical workday.

Undergraduate Research

HPU welcomes freshman into a culture of scholarly research as soon as they arrive to campus. While other universities focus on senior research projects, HPU presents research opportunities to students throughout their four-year journey.

Service Learning

Service learning breaks down the walls of the traditional classroom and brings theoretical concepts to life. Through service learning courses, students are embedded with real-world opportunities that relate to course material. Whether it’s or English majors tutoring refugee children in literacy, or strategic communication students producing marketing campaigns for nonprofit organizations, students gain valuable skills and strong connections to their community.

Study Abroad 

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Life Skills

Your degree is not the thing that gets you a job. You will get you a job. HPU is a life accelerator – compressing time for students and allowing them to amass a lifetime of experience in just four years. Students begin their professional careers as soon as they arrive on campus. Immediately, they’re treated as scholars, researchers and change agents, so they rise to the occasion. They’re encouraged to create, connect and collaborate across disciplines. They’re ready for the real world. And the real world wants them.

Below, explore the questions that you’ll encounter during your professional and personal life. Test yourself. Do you have the answers?

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Mentorship Matters

When you join the HPU Family, you will find heroes, models, and mentors at every turn. From your freshman success coach, to faculty mentors, to your career advisor, we are your partner in success.

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor. — Denzel Washington

Ecosystem of Support

Access to Innovators

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Values and Virtues

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