Career & Professional Development

Meet Our Staff

Bridget Holcombe

Bridget Holcombe

Director of Career and Professional Development/Career Advisor for the Phillips School of Business

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 108  |  (336) 841-9470  |  |   LinkedIn

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

B.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University

National Certified Counselor

Certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner

Bridget joined HPU in August 2011 and has served as Director of Career and Professional Development since June 2013. She also works closely with the Phillips School of Business, where she has served as Career Advisor since August 2012. Bridget is a National Certified Counselor and a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. She has over 10 years of business experience in sales and marketing with Xerox Corporation and John H. Harland Company. Bridget enjoys helping students identify their unique strengths and articulate them in interviews; she also presents frequently in the classroom on a variety of career-related topics.

Bridget Can Help With:

  • Cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn development
  • Interview preparation, including mock interviews
  • Self-Assessments: Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder
  • Class presentations on many career-related topics
  • Personal branding, networking, job search strategies



Sue E. Brien

Associate Director of Employer Relations

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 133  |  (336) 841-9429   |  |   LinkedIn

B.A., Liberal Arts with concentrations in English and Women’s Studies, Merrimack College

Sue joined High Point University in October 2013 as the Associate Director of Employer Relations. Her primary focus has been to expand campus recruiting and HPU’s employer network.  For the last fifteen, years Sue has worked to develop connections between employers and students. Sue especially enjoys facilitating networking events where hiring managers can interact with students to discuss different roles within their specific industry.

Sue Can Help With:

  • Educating students about employers
  • Educating employers about HPU and our students
  • Recruiting events: the bi-annual Expo, information sessions, panel presentations, webinars, and on-campus recruiting schedules



Kellie F. McLeod

Career Advisor

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 105  |   (336) 841-9115   |   |   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




Eric Melniczek

Career Advisor

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 134  |  (336)841-4558   |   |    LinkedIn

M.A.Ed., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Virginia Tech University

B.S., Business Administration – Management, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Certificate, Non-Profit Leadership and Management, Radford University

Eric joined HPU in August 2009 as Director of Career & Internship Services. His primary focus was to build and grow the department. He transitioned to a Career Advisor role in summer 2013. For the past seventeen years, Eric has served as an intermediary between job seeker and employer. He enjoys presenting on career development topics in classes and working one-on-one with students interested in enhancing their LinkedIn profile, professional networking skills, an establishing a “personal brand.”

Eric Can Help With:

  • Personal branding
  • Cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn development
  • Networking with HPU alumni
  • College to work transition
  • Externship Course
  • Internship search strategies
  • Navigating the process for earning credit for internships
  • Class presentations on many career-related topics



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Elizabeth Walker

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

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Room 107  |  (336) 841-9627  |   |   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


Doug Hall

Career Advisor

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Suite 104   |   (336) 841-9338   |  |   LinkedIn

Ph.D. Candidate, Education Management, Hampton University (projected May 2017)

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 is the newest member of the team and will be working closely with students majoring in Communication.  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



Lindsay D. Kremer

Office Manager/Recruitment Coordinator

Contact: Cottrell Hall, Suite 103  |  (336) 841-9677   |   |    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!


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