With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2018:
Name: Hannah Huemme
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
Major: Huemme graduated with a B.A. in English writing and a minor in philosophy.
Post-graduation plans: Huemme begins her career with the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., as the finance coordinator for the Chairman’s Advisory Board and President’s Club, two of the organizations major donor clubs. In her role, she assists with all ongoing projects including direct marketing initiatives, events and donor relations. She also assists with content, including copy editing, digital copy creation, graphic design and other operational responsibilities like invoicing and invoice tracking.
How HPU helped you get there: “My freshman year, I struggled to decide where I wanted to focus my studies. It was overwhelming to think of narrowing it down, but HPU helped find my direction in the political realm and then developed me as a professional.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “As a professor, Dr. Meredith Malburne-Wade immediately gains the respect of almost every student who walks into her classroom thanks to her no nonsense leadership style. Though she’s structured, her sense of humor creates a balanced environment. Time and time again she demonstrated her commitment to not only myself, but to others through her availability at any hour — day or night. As a senior, she helped me edit cover letters, job applications and my resume. She has celebrated my accomplishments post graduation and is only an email away with any questions I may have moving forward. It is comforting to know I have such amazing support from High Point University after leaving college.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “I found a lot of value in President Qubein’s freshman seminar on life skills. The class set the tone for higher expectations and ultimately helped me stand out professionally after graduation.”
Advice for underclassmen: “Don’t panic about having your life figured out freshman year. Go to the activities fair, join clubs, listen to Dr. Qubein, and take advantage of endless resources available to you on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Enjoy the process, and embrace your four years at a unique school that believes in your success.”