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: Mary Purcell
Hometown: High Point, North Carolina
Major: History and English with a minor in game design
Post-graduation plans: Purcell attends graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to pursue a Master of Arts in history.
How HPU helped you get there: “My professors helped me not only realize my desired career path but to figure out how to achieve it. I used the Office of Career and Professional Development to explore my options after graduation.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “My professors in the history department were my most impactful mentors and gave me endless support and encouragement.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “When I joined the history department, I was unsure of my abilities but the camaraderie I found with the faculty and other students provided the foundation for my success.”
How has HPU’s inspiring environment contributed to your success? “The variety and experience of both the faculty and staff in the Office of Career and Professional Development provide students with multiple sources for help with post-graduation plans.”
What are the life skills HPU helped you develop that prepared you for long-term success? “HPU helped me to develop my skills in communication, cooperation and comprehension.”
What are the values and virtues HPU’s campus helped you develop that you’ll take with you after graduation? “At HPU I developed an awareness of my role as a community member, and how playing this role provides a support system for myself and others.”
Advice for underclassmen: “Don’t be afraid to take a chance on an opportunity you’re passionate about.”
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