HPU Senior Gains Experience Thanks To Internship At High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2009 – Destinee Brown, a senior at High Point University, is very busy discovering the ins and outs of the City of High Point this semester thanks to a valuable internship experience with the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Brown, a senior majoring in human relations, began her internship at the start of the spring semester. She is already discovering that the experience is helping expand upon what she’s learning through her studies at HPU.
“I get to experience weekly staff meetings and am able to see firsthand what the bureau does for tourists, as well as the citizens of High Point,” Brown says. “I am also getting a chance to assist the bureau with its role in High Point?s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the ?Bring it Home High Point? campaign, the North Carolina Marathon and the community calendar. ? I’m eager to learn more.”
Brown says the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau is extremely beneficial to the city, and she’s honored to be a part of it.
“We are enjoying having Destinee as part of our team due to her eagerness to learn and her immediate grasp of our mission,” says Charlotte Young, president and CEO of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau. “She will have opportunities to experience many facets of human relations through interactions with visitors, meeting planners, board members, industry partners, community leaders and staff. She will be involved in a myriad of hospitality activities and related administrative matters. This will enable her to connect the dots. Her academic studies will start to become three-dimensional and we in turn will benefit from her fresh perspective.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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