With another successful Commencement behind us, High Point University graduates are commencing 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 2020:
Name: Nathan Carter
Hometown: North Hero, Vermont
Post-graduation plans: Carter joins Oracle NetSuite as a business development representative in Austin, Texas. He will be a strategic member of the sales team responsible for identifying and qualifying leads while building product knowledge and sales skills.
How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University has helped me tremendously throughout the past four years. Aside from lacrosse, HPU has helped me to build my brand through many hands-on business and sales classes. I have learned proper interview techniques that allowed me to succeed in my interviews with Oracle NetSuite. HPU faculty devote so much time and effort into molding each of their students to become the best professionals they can be. The Office of Career and Professional Development helped me to structure my resume and provided great insight on how to attain an internship.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “Looking back at my four years at HPU, it’s hard to pick just one mentor. As a member of the men’s Division I lacrosse team, Coach Torpey has helped to guide me through the game and in life, which allowed me to unlock potential I didn’t know I had. Professor Larry Quinn is hands down one of the most genuine humans I have ever met. The way he cares about each of his students is truly magical. Professor Mark Michael has had a huge impact on me during the past two years. His sales classes in my junior year helped prepare me for my internship last summer, and in my senior year he was a major mentor during the job interview process.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “One of my most impactful moments at HPU took place during my senior year. I emailed Professor Michael a few weeks before my interview asking for advice. We met a few days after and talked about NetSuite and certain topics that I really needed to focus on. He wanted me to be successful in this interview and that was truly amazing to see. I received the job offer a few weeks later and told him immediately. His excitement for my success further shows the teacher and mentor he really his. It makes me grateful to have attended such an extraordinary school.”
Advice for underclassmen: “Take action; don’t sit around and wait for things to happen. Apply yourself in every class and take advantage of all the resources that HPU has to offer. Four years go by quickly, so make lasting relationships and take everything in. There is no secret sauce to being successful after graduation. During your time at HPU, build your brand, make yourself uncomfortable, and have fun.”