Class of 2017 Profile: Kelly Begins Accounting Career at Ernst & Young

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence 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 […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Richie Gengel Customizes His Career at Tom James

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence 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 […]

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#MyMajorAtHPU: Business Administration

#1- The number one most popular major at High Point University for 2017-2018 is Business Administration. The Earl N. Phillips School of Business is committed to offering students a comprehensive and relevant curriculum, which encompasses a large selection of courses. Through their choice of electives, students can focus their studies on a specific area such […]

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HPU and BB&T Announce Finalists for the 2017 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2017 – The Belk Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its seventh annual Business Plan Competition. This year’s winners will compete for up to $25,000 in start-up funds. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders, […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Taylor Peck Sells Suits for Tom James

Name: Taylor Peck Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut Major: Peck will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with a minor in Marketing, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Peck accepted a position as a Professional Clothier at Tom James in New York City. In her position, Peck will design and sell custom suits. She will be responsible for the entire process of creating […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Jamison Orr Launches Sales Executive Career

Name: Jamison Orr Hometown: Falmouth, Massachusetts Major: Orr will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Sales and Marketing, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Orr accepted a position as a Sales Executive with Star Asia International, a third-party international logistics company, in Charlotte, North Carolina. In his position, Orr will continue to build his own book of business by selling […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Katie Aitkens Provides Insurance Services

Name: Katie Aitkens Hometown: West Long Branch, New Jersey Major: Aitkens will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Sales and Marketing, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Aitkens accepted a position as an Underwriter Trainee at Selective Insurance in Hamilton, New Jersey. In her position, Aitkens will administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Haley Cotnoir Advocates for Boston Red Sox

Name: Haley Cotnoir Hometown: Enfield, Connecticut Major: Cotnoir will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Marketing and Sales, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Cotnoir accepted a position as a Street Team Ambassador for the Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts. In her position within the marketing department, Cotnoir will assist with a new marketing initiative the Boston Red Sox recently […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Leah Larson Grows Business for Gartner

Name: Leah Larson Hometown: Peachtree City, Georgia Major: Larson will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Vocal Performance on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Larson accepted a position as a Sales Associate at Gartner in Fort Myers, Florida. In her position, Larson will speak directly with CEOs and CIOs about how Gartner can […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Sam Fuller Lands Job with Mutual of Omaha

Name: Sam Fuller Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois Major: Fuller will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Sales and Economics, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Fuller accepted a position as an External Sales Representative at Mutual of Omaha in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In his position, Fuller will meet with insurance brokers and provide group insurance and employee benefits to […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Leah Pieniadz Audits for Big Four Firm in NYC

Name: Leah Pieniadz Hometown: Oakdale, Connecticut Major: Pieniadz will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Pieniadz accepted a position as an Audit Associate at KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting firms, in New York City. In her position, Pieniadz will audit financial statements for public and private companies. How HPU helped you get there: “In […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Caroline Tucker Leads at Amazon

Name: Caroline Tucker Hometown: Arlington, Virginia Major: Tucker will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in International Business, with minors in Economics and Spanish, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Tucker accepted a position as an Area Manager at Amazon. In her position, Tucker will lead a team of Amazon Associates by motivating, mentoring and assisting the team to ensure safety, quality, attendance performance and […]

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HPU Awards Peterson Scholarship to Junior Sales Major

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 28, 2016 – High Point University junior Lauren Sanchez, a sales major with a concentration in furniture and a visual merchandising minor from Silver Spring, Maryland, is the recipient of the Bill and Bonnie Peterson Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students in the HPU School of Art and Design […]

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Students Awarded Start-up Funds at Annual Elevator Pitch Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 28, 2016 – High Point University celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 14-18 with a variety of activities for students, including an opportunity to win start-up funds for their business plans. The HPU Entrepreneurship Center hosted speakers such as Nadia Shirin Moffett, former Miss North Carolina USA 2010 and Founder and Executive Director of […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 25, 2016 – High Point University faculty and staff recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Business School Dean Named to Hospice Board Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, joined the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Piedmont. Hospice provides […]

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