Five Ways HPU President Nido Qubein Mentors Students

It’s National Mentoring Month. However, High Point University celebrates and fosters mentorship year-round. One of HPU’s most prolific advocates for mentorship is university President Nido Qubein. Through one-on-one meetings, course offerings and more, Dr. Qubein guides students to become the best version of themselves.   1. Leading the Freshman Seminar A student’s first semester of […]

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5 Lessons Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Shared with HPU Students

On Jan. 20, High Point University welcomed Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter who, from humble beginnings, transformed into a Silicon Valley leader. In a conversation with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, the two discussed Stone’s winding journey to success. Stone’s answers were filled with stories about overcoming adversity in his childhood, as well as […]

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5 Job Search Tips for Today’s College Grads

By: Dr. Tjai Nielsen, director of executive education and associate professor of management   Millennials are entering into a multigenerational workforce that is constantly rediscovering the unique strengths of young workers. The good news is that young HPU alumni are overcoming some generational misperceptions about Generation Y and successfully launching their dream careers. Today’s college […]

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5 Dr. Qubein Quotes to Get You Through Exam Week

Exam week begins today. You’ve spent the last 107 days discovering new things, participating in class discussions, working on group projects and giving presentations. Now, it’s time to showcase all you’ve learned during the past semester. So plug in your headphones, play some pump-up music, and check out these five quotes below from HPU President […]

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5 Ways the International Student Concourse Inspires Collaboration

It’s the setting of an international airport. It’s part of the holistic approach that helps students take flight in today’s “connection” economy, created by the myriad of technological advances of our time. The International Student Concourse inside Cottrell Hall anchors the building’s international theme. An open-concept entryway is accented by a spiral staircase and loft […]

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5 Tips for Starting a Business Venture

To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16-22, HPU’s entrepreneurship director shares five insights into business development. Discover her tips – and examples of how real HPU students are launching their own companies – below.   By: Kathryn Elliott, assistant professor and director of entrepreneurship     1. Let passion drive your pursuit. Merriam-Webster defines […]

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5 People You Need to Know on Campus: Junior Edition

You’re more than halfway through your college career at High Point University, and one step closer to launching your post-grad life of success and significance. Take advantage of every opportunity to enhance your academic experience. Explore research opportunities. Nail down plans for a summer internship. Discover more ways to get involved. Attend career fairs and […]

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Five Lessons Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph Shared with HPU Students

Yesterday, High Point University welcomed to campus Marc Randolph, the co-founder of Netflix and an entrepreneur who changed the way we watch movies and television. HPU students pitched their business plans to Randolph, and he gave feedback to each student based on his experience as an innovator and Angel investor. Randolph also presented to students […]

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5 People You Need to Know on Campus: Sophomore Edition

You’ve learned to navigate campus – now it’s time to dig deeper at High Point University. Join campus organizations and professional associations that will connect you with students who have similar interests. Research campus employment opportunities. Begin your search for internships. Explore your study abroad options. Volunteer your time and help others in need. To […]

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5 Ways HPU Creates Value Through an Inspiring Environment

In 2005, High Point University President Nido Qubein announced a plan to transform HPU. More than a decade later, this transformational institution has expanded academic programs, improved academic facilities, technology, student housing, student life, athletics and more. The transformation was strategically designed to provide students with an extraordinary learning environment. HPU is first and foremost […]

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5 People You Need to Know on Campus: Freshman Edition

CLICK HERETo Experience HPU’s Values-Based Learning Environment! It’s that time of year: time to stock up on dorm supplies, finish your summer reading and count down the days until #HPUmovein. As more than 17 million students move in to their dorms across the United States, some for the first time, it’s important to know about […]

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5 Ways Gen Y can Succeed in the Workplace

By: Dr. Shaun Davenport, assistant professor of management   You’ve heard the stories. You can’t escape the labels… “The Entitled Generation,” “The Narcissistic Generation,” and “Generation ME.” There is research to suggest that Generation Y is more narcissistic than previous generations. But their stereotypes fail to take into account some of the unique skills and […]

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5 Reasons Internships are Essential

HPU’s Office of Career and Internship Services (C&IS) connects students with internships that boost resumes, build connections, expand networks, and set potential employees apart from the competition. Below are five reasons every student should pursue an internship opportunity – regardless of whether or not it’s required for their major. The successful outcomes speak for themselves: […]

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