HPU graduates are leading 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 2022:
Name: Deziree Tulipano
Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey
Post-graduation plans: Tulipano will be attending Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, to pursue a master’s in higher education administration.
How HPU helped you get there: “The English Department and education studies professors helped me every step of my journey at HPU, especially when I decided to change my major and pursue a career in higher education. The never-ending support from my professors and advisors, Dr. Allie Blosser, Dr. Tom Albritton and Dr. Matthew Carlson, and the time they dedicated to helping me achieve my goals is something I will never forget.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “My most impactful mentors at HPU were Kayla Watson, Dr. Allie Blosser and Josh Rich. Dr. Blosser was my advisor in the Stout School of Education and helped me change my major going into my senior year. Without her guidance and support, I wouldn’t have graduated with a degree I am passionate about. Kayla Watson and Josh Rich were my supervisors and advisors during my time at HPU. Without their coaching, I would not have been as successful in my graduate school program search.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most impactful moment was when I told my faculty and staff support system at HPU that I received a graduate assistantship with full academic reimbursement to my top choice of graduate school. After all the time and effort they put in to prepare me, it was rewarding to tell them it paid off.”
How has HPU’s inspiring environment contributed to your success? “HPU’s professors and staff ensured I was able to achieve my goals by putting in extra time to help me prepare for graduate school. Their willingness to help is what creates an inspiring environment at HPU and contributed to my success.”
What are the life skills HPU helped you develop that prepared you for long-term success? “During my campus jobs in the Office of Student Life, I developed patience, professionalism and organization. I will take these skills with me in my future career.”
Advice for underclassmen: “Create good, strong connections at HPU that will help and support you while you are finding your first job, post-graduation.”
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