The Parent Perspective

Upperclassman: 4 Busted Myths About Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development is looking forward to welcoming your student back to campus. As another school year approaches, we strive to help upperclassmen make the most of their remaining time on campus. That’s why we highly recommend that students work with our office in Cottrell Hall. However, some students at HPU believe misconceptions […]

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Freshman: 3 Busted Myths About Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development is looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2022 to HPU. As another school year approaches, we strive to help freshmen students make the most of their time on campus. That’s why we highly recommend students connect with our office inside Cottrell Hall. This seems like an easy enough task, […]

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A Message from HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein

Dear Parents, Your student’s life is filled with change. They move to campus, enroll in courses for a few months and then travel home to visit before starting the process over again. Theirs is a journey of constant movement. And the ever-changing global economy is no different. The good thing is that young people are […]

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A Message from HPU Provost Dennis Carroll

Dear Parents, Summer 2018 may be winding down, but HPU students have been incredibly productive and active in pursuing their dreams and bettering themselves for the future. Meanwhile, we have been busy on campus preparing for the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 35 new faculty members will be joining our family in the coming weeks. These faculty, […]

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A Message From HPU President Nido R. Qubein

Dear Parents, Each month we bring you this Parent Perspective Newsletter for two simple reasons: to inform and inspire. Inform – There are hundreds of services, programs, and resources available to your student – all contributing to successful outcomes (click here to see the story from Career and Professional Development with the 6 Tips to Maximize […]

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A Letter from Rev. Preston Davis

Dear families, We eagerly await the arrival of your sons and daughters. High Point University has a treasured history of educating the whole student—mind, body, and soul. This comes out of our spiritual legacy of being a United Methodist University. Know the whole university, and particularly Hayworth Chapel and Religious Life Office, is here to […]

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A message from HPU’s Dr. Stephanie Crofton, Vice President for Experiential Learning and Career Development

Dear Parents: Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and solopreneurs – oh my! HPU is focused on preparing students as President Qubein puts it, “to be job creators, not job takers.” Our passion to prepare students for the world as it is going to be includes a constant reminder to students that excellence is defined by relevance. And relevance only exists where value […]

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A Message From HPU’s Dr. Dennis Carroll, Provost

Dear Parents, President Qubein reminded HPU’s 2018 graduates this past weekend that average is out and excellence is in (see highlights from his senior sendoff speech here). Josh Groban, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actor, also inspired students with his challenge to embrace fear and trust their instincts (see highlights here). As our graduates begin careers […]

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A Message from Career and Professional Development

  Learning from those who are established and experienced in a career field is an age-old concept. We call it “Informational Interviewing” – an investigative conversation with a person who is doing what you aspire to do. We believe it is a critical part of a student’s personal and career development and is sure to […]

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