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Class of 2023 Outcomes: Morgan Smith Makes Marketing Moves

Feb 08th, 2023

Class of 2023 Outcomes: Morgan Smith Makes Marketing Moves

Morgan Smith working at Cisco Technologies after graduation.

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 at one extraordinary member of the Class of 2023:

Name: Morgan Smith

Hometown: Clayton, North Carolina

Major: Marketing

Post-graduation plans: Smith will join Cisco Technologies as a partner marketing specialist. In this role, she will work on a variety of projects and use data to refine and improve processes for customers and other partners. She will also build collateral, reports and other marketing materials for the global company.

How HPU helped you get there:

“The Office of Career and Professional Development helped me perfect my resume which landed me a position with Cisco Technologies. HPU also provided rigorous and challenging courses that allowed me to have talking points during my interview process.”

Most impactful mentor at HPU:

“My most impactful mentor at HPU is David Bergen, professor of management and entrepreneurship in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. He helped me hone my leadership skills and gave helpful advice on how to stand out in the interview process in my field.”

Most impactful moment at HPU:

“My most impactful moment would be when I was asked to participate in an internship panel on campus. I was able to share my experience working at Cisco Technologies as a digital growth marketing intern for the Americans sector with other students.”

How has HPU’s inspiring environment contributed to your success? 

“HPU’s inspiring environment helped position me with like-minded individuals who also are striving for success. Group and individual projects helped me build my communication and interpersonal skills as well. When it comes to the values and virtues at HPU that have made the most impact on me, the values of integrity and honesty are the most important to me.”

Advice for underclassmen: 

“Take advantage of the many resources available to you on campus.”

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