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William A. (Bill) Gentry, Ph.D.

Director

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 108  |   (336) 841-9470   |   wgentry@highpoint.edu  |   LinkedIn

Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia

M.S., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia

B.A., Psychology and Political Science, Emory University

Bill joined HPU in September 2017 as the Director of Career and Professional Development. As director, Bill manages the career services team that provides career advising to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni across all fields of study. He also actively seeks, maintains, and fosters partnerships and relationships with employers to plan, implement, and manage programs to increase the number of opportunities for High Point University students to intern and work at quality local, national, and international organizations or attend graduate school. Prior to HPU, he was a senior research scientist, trainer, and director at the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked global provider of executive education and leadership development. As an industrial-organizational psychologist, Dr. Gentry has amassed more than 70 academic presentations, published more than 40 academic articles, been featured in more than 50 Internet and news outlets (including Forbes.com, the Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, and Harvard Business Review) and wrote the highly acclaimed book Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders (Berrett-Koehler Publishers).

Bill Can Help With:

  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Exploring career paths
  • Workforce readiness and development
  • Leadership development
  • If you are an employer, partnering with our office to open a pipeline of HPU students for internships and employment opportunities

 


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Dr. Doug Hall

Assistant Director

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Suite 104   |   (336) 841-9338   |   dhall1@highpoint.edu  |   LinkedIn

Ph.D., Educational Management, Hampton University

M.S., Instructional Technology – Business & Industry, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

B.A., Corporate Communication, Indiana University – Kokomo

Doug joined HPU in August 2013 as a Student Success Coach assisting freshmen with their transition into the first year of college. He enjoyed helping students make meaningful connections with faculty/staff and peers to ensure success in and outside of the classroom.  Doug especially enjoys helping students to develop personally and professionally, ensuring that they are putting their best selves forward to compete for internship and career opportunities.

Doug Can Help With:

  • Professional Etiquette
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interviewing

 


Faith Cochran

Assistant Director of Internships

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 133  |  (336) 841-9169  | fcochran@highpoint.edu  |  LinkedIn

M.A., Business Management, Wake Forest University

B.A., Psychology, Ohio University

Faith joined HPU in January 2017 as the Assistant Director of Internships. She recruits and cultivates relationships with employers for internship opportunities for HPU students across all majors. In addition, Faith promotes internships to HPU students through multiple channels, including targeted emails, individual appointments, workshops, social media, and faculty partnership. Faith also manages the internship-for credit application, approval, and tracking process. Prior to HPU, she worked in human resources and student services. Faith enjoys giving students the resources to land an internship that will help them explore and launch a rewarding career.

Faith Can Help With:

  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Navigating Purple Briefcase, LinkedIn, and the Internship Host Database
  • Networking, informational interviewing, and interview preparation
  • Cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn development

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Kellie F. McLeod

Career Advisor

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 105  |   (336) 841-9115   |  kmcleod@highpoint.edu   |   LinkedIn

M.Ed., College Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

B.A., Psychology, Meredith College

Kellie joined HPU in July 2012 and brings many years of experience working with college students. She believes that developing a keen sense of self is critical to effectively plan for the future and especially enjoys helping students identify strengths, interests and skills within the context of a bigger picture that includes personal values and life goals. Informational interviews and job shadowing are excellent ways to transition into a focused search for internships/full-time employment, and Kellie encourages students to initiate these experiences. Kellie also enjoys helping with the process of developing a winning resume.

Kellie Can Help With:

  • Researching academic majors and exploring related career paths
  • Self-assessments: Focus 2, Strong, Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder
  • Informational interviewing and job shadowing
  • Cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn development
  • Classroom presentations

 


 

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Elizabeth Walker Illig

Career Advisor, David R. Hayworth School of Arts & Sciences

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 107  |  (336) 841-9627  |  ewalker@highpoint.edu   |   LinkedIn

M.S., College Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro                                                                         

B.A., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

National Certified Counselor

Elizabeth joined HPU in July 2014 and serves as the Career Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Art and Design. She assists students with exploring majors and careers, developing cover letters/resumes, and searching for internships/jobs. Additionally, Elizabeth works with students who are interested in pursuing graduate school, and she enjoys reviewing personal statements. Elizabeth also develops and presents career-related programs in collaboration with colleagues and faculty.

Elizabeth Can Help With:

  • Self-assessments: Focus 2, Strong, Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder
  • Researching academic majors and exploring related career paths
  • Cover letter, resume/C.V, and LinkedIn development
  • Graduate school application strategies and personal statements
  • Interview preparation including mock interviews
  • Internship/job search strategies
  • Class Presentation on many career-related topics

 

April A. Cosner

Career Advisor

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 134 | (336) 841-9496 | acosner@highpoint.edu |  LinkedIn

M.A., English Education, Secondary Education, Appalachian State University

B.S., English, Secondary Education, Appalachian State University

B.S., Marketing, Home Furnishings, High Point University

April joined HPU in 2014 and has many years of experience in coaching and supporting college students. As a Career Advisor, she enjoys helping students refine their professionalism and personal brand. By collaborating with faculty and staff, April has the opportunity to make class presentations that educate, motivate and inspire students to take charge of their career path, so it will take them where they want to go.

April can help with:

  • Researching academic majors and exploring related career paths
  • Cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn development
  • Interview preparation including mock interviews
  • Internship/job search strategies
  • Class Presentation on many career-related topics

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Lindsay D. Kremer

Office Manager/Recruitment Coordinator

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Suite 103  |  (336) 841-9677   |   lkremer@highpoint.edu   |    LinkedIn

B.A. Human Relations, High Point University

Lindsay joined HPU as an employee in July 2015. She was a part of the HPU family as a student from 2009 until her graduation in 2013. Her professional experience is focused in customer service, operational management, and event planning. As a graduate, she is deeply connected to the values of the school and has a keen understanding of the tremendous opportunities students can pursue during their time at HPU.

Lindsay Can Help With:

  • Scheduling appointments with Career Advisors and Peer Career Advisors
  • Navigating PantherLink to search for internships and full-time employment
  • Getting the most out of your experience with our office!

 

Contact Us

(336) 841-9677
careerservices@highpoint.edu
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Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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