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 graduate from the Class of 2022:
Name: Malcolm MacLean
Hometown: Foster, Rhode Island
Post-graduation plans: MacLean attends Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, pursuing his Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
How HPU helped you get there: “The faculty, staff and Office of Career and Professional Development at HPU helped me develop numerous skills, including time management and effective communication. The opportunities to work alongside faculty in my major strengthened my leadership and mentoring capabilities as well. Developing these skills made me a competitive candidate for the elite programs I applied for.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “My most impactful mentor was Dr. Jackson Sparks, interim chair and assistant professor of biology. Dr. Sparks helped oversee my growth as an individual from freshman year to graduation. The most impactful moments for me at HPU were when I helped with Move-In Weekend and as a peer mentor. Being a part of someone’s life is always special. The trips I would take with my peers also impacted me by deepening connections and growing friendships.”
What are the life skills HPU helped you develop that prepared you for long-term success? “Being open to change and putting myself out there in the world, as well as putting myself in situations where I know I can and will grow from.”
Advice for underclassmen: “Get involved around campus. You’ll meet people of different backgrounds and mindsets, which will allow you to grow and bring about friendships we all strive for.”
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