Gen XYZ: Embracing a Dynamic Workforce

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. In the midst of generational shifts in the workforce, discover below how HPU prepares students to conquer changing expectations and opportunities.   A Q&A with Bridget Holcombe, Director of Career and Professional Development   There’s a major shift happening in America’s work place. It started nearly a year ago, […]

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A World without Borders

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how High Point University’s study abroad program offers new perspectives for students.   Amy Sladek overlooks a sea of faces in Cottrell Hall. She tells them stories about how her semester in Australia changed her, and how studying abroad can transform them, too. “In […]

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The Best of 2016: A Year in Review

As 2017 approaches, High Point University pauses to thank HPU students, parents, alumni and friends for their continued advocacy, which allowed the university to move onward and upward in 2016. In the last year, HPU achieved several academic milestones while also furthering its campus expansion plan. Students continued to receive unprecedented access to innovators on […]

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November’s Extraordinary Leader: A Profile in Courage

When Rachel Callaway stepped onstage in October, she couldn’t see anyone inside HPU’s Pauline Theatre because of the bright lights. Still, she knew she had a crowd of 300 female first-year students in front of her. “Breathe,” she told herself. “Breathe.” She was seconds away from telling her story for the first time publicly. It […]

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Design Students Receive ‘Rising Star’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2016 – Two High Point University students have received recognition from the International Furniture Design Association (IFDA) with the “Rising Star” award. This award honors a student from each of the 11 design programs at colleges across the Carolinas. Seniors Samantha Davis and Hannah Rowell were nominated by HPU faculty […]

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Students Share Research at Statewide Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2016 – High Point University students shared their research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on Nov. 5 at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Their participation was sponsored by HPU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works. “At HPU, we encourage students to get […]

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Access to Innovators

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. HPU students are granted access to global innovators, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. As Wozniak begins his role as “Innovator in Residence” at HPU, students come to know the genius behind Apple Computer as a mentor and a friend. Jan. 31, 2017 update: Steve […]

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Senior Interns with IBM

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2016 – High Point University senior Tyler Bailey recently completed an internship with IBM in Austin, Texas. There, he worked on a team of global software engineers responsible for innovating and building IBM’s leadership in the cloud computing market, one of the company’s most important investments. A computer science major […]

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‘HPU in the City’ Takes Students to New York for Career Development

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2016 – When it comes to career preparation, High Point University students have phenomenal resources on their campus, including numerous faculty mentors and an office of Career and Professional Development staffed with career advisors. They also have opportunities for development all over the world, thanks to experiential programs like HPU […]

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Students Gain Experience at High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 – At the High Point Market, couches, coffee tables and bedroom sets are infinite. But, for the High Point University students who are working there, the experiences and lessons are priceless. Taking advantage of an opportunity that can only be found in the city of High Point, students majoring […]

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Students and Faculty Take Talents to Costa Rica

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2016 – For the third year, three students from High Point University participated in the highly selective Promising Artists Program in Costa Rica and took the stage during a week of musical performances. The Promising Artists program started in 1986 and is recognized by the U.S. State Department. Each year, […]

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