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Class of 2023 Outcomes: Ryan Harper Masters the Art of Accounting

Mar 16th, 2023

Class of 2023 Outcomes: Ryan Harper Masters the Art of Accounting

Ryan Harper

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: Ryan Harper

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Major: Business administration with a minor in economics

Post-graduation plans: Harper will continue his studies this fall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue his Master of Accounting.

How HPU helped you get there:

“HPU has given me an amazing education. I have learned foundational business principles that have prepared me well for both the rigors of graduate school and beyond. The Office of Career and Professional Development also helped me throughout the internship process when I landed a maintenance engineering internship at Mercedes-Benz last summer.”

Most impactful mentor at HPU:

“My most impactful mentor is David Kame, adjunct instructor of management in the Phillips School of Business. He took me under his wing and continues to provide me with great mentorship insights into business and life. All the great professors at HPU made me realize how far I could go in life and have brought out my best work.”

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

“I love HPU’s campus, and learning here helped me maintain a growth mindset by showing me the possible.”

What are the life skills HPU helped you develop that prepared you for long-term success?

“HPU gave me the opportunity to learn and practice networking, time management and communication skills that are important in business and all walks of life.”

What are the values and virtues HPU’s campus helped you develop that you’ll take with you after graduation?

“HPU instilled the importance of dedicated, meaningful work and unending commitment to achieving my goals.”

Advice for underclassmen: 

“Network always. Explore everything the school has to offer. The time goes fast, and you’ll never regret doing more.”

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