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Career & Internship Services


Internships = Experience

“HPU has taught me that getting started at an internship or job goes far beyond interviewing and landing the position — it’s about preparing for the experience and understanding that career development is an ongoing learning process.”


Brand Influencers/Encompass Media Group New York, NY Alyssa Hunt

High Point University’s Career & Internship Services Office offers an externship course aimed at second semester freshmen and sophomores seeking career-based experience and skill development. Students gain experiences through observation and job shadowing at hosts sites and complete a classroom component. For more information about externships, visit careerinternships.

Students enjoy hundreds of internships annually at regional, national and global organizations like these: ABC Network Ashley Furniture Bloomberg Boston Ballet Boston Red Sox CNN Caterpillar, Inc. Chicago Cubs Children’s Miracle Network Clear Channel Communications Ernst and Young Fox News Hearst Magazines IBM Inventors Digest Magazine Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation La-Z-Boy Lincoln Financial Living Social Lockheed Martin MTV Networks Madison Square Garden Make-A-Wish Foundation

Merrill Lynch Michael Kors Morris + King Company NASA NASCAR Digital Media National Health Institute NY Giants NCSA Athletic Recruiting Office Depot Corporation Office of U.S. Presidential Personnel PGA Tournament Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine Scripps Networks Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum UNC Regional Health Systems Univision U.S. Consulate General in Belfast U.S. House of Representatives Vineyard Vines World Relief WTOP Radio

The Journey from Classroom to Career begins when you arrive

The Four Year Plan From freshman career planning to LinkedIn profile sessions, to conducting interviews on campus, students cultivate career options from day one. During their four years, HPU ensures students are equipped with the tools they need as they prepare for successful careers. The Four Year Plan overview:


Explore the Possibilities • Explore academic majors/minors • Discuss with your career advisor taking career and/or personality self-assessments • Participate in campus and community activities • Focus on academics and building a strong GPA


Link up and Connect • Establish a LinkedIn profile • Research internship opportunities and conduct informational interviews • Update your profile and search for internships using PantherLink • Meet with your career advisor to update your resume, create an effective cover letter and practice for interviews • Finalize plans for a summer internship


Engage and Prepare • Learn about yourself through informational interviewing/job shadowing • Determine your major; meet with your career advisor for further clarification if needed • Join campus clubs/organizations and professional associations • Strengthen/update your resume and have it reviewed by your career advisor


Partner and Succeed • Meet with your career advisor to develop a job-search action plan and timetable • Polish your resume and create targeted cover letters • Strengthen your presence on LinkedIn • Search for opportunities through PantherLink and other online resources • Apply to graduate school if that is your path; pay close attention to all deadlines

DIG DEEPER To view the Complete Four Year Plan visit:

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Resources & Events Events throughout the year keep HPU students engaged and connected. • Career Connections Week • Career and Internship Expo • Classroom Presentations • LinkedIn Workshops • Professional Photo Day • Etiquette & International Cuisine Programs • Access to Innovators

The Center for Student Success: Scheduled for completion in 2015, the 40,000-square-foot facility will serve as a central hub of activity for students preparing for job interviews, seeking career development opportunities and looking for ways to diversify their career skills. It will house: • The Career & Internship Services Office • The Office of Study Abroad • The Office of Undergraduate Research • The Center for Entrepreneurship • The Service Learning Program • The Freshman Success Program • And more

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Career Bar Our Career Peer Ambassadors program enhances the connectivity between the Career and Internship Services Office and students.

Vineyard Vines Stamford, CT Alex Oberlander

Career Peer Ambassadors are HPU students who serve as collaborative partners, assisting their peers with:

Southern Ground Nashville, TN Ryan Venable

• Internships and/or job opportunities • Networking • Interview strategies • Resumes and cover letters • LinkedIn profiles NASCAR Charlotte, NC Melia Sigmon

“Who you spend time with is who you become.” – Nido R. Qubein HPU President

Fox News New York, NY Shawntay Henry

WTOP Washington, DC Savannah Simons


The Food Network New York, NY Griffin Senning

Chongqing Vocational School Chongqing, China Ana Elliot

Three Scoops Virginia Beach, VA Kendall Lawson

WJLA (ABC) Washington, D.C. Amanda Meadows CBS Radio New York, NY Erin Sinnot

Krispy Kreme Winston-Salem, NC Lauren McGraw

Outcomes HPU graduates are armed with a powerful combination of confidence, knowledge and experience. They are prepared to lead and serve - eager to change the world. Listed below are just a few examples of the rewarding career paths and prestigious graduate and professional schools our graduates have chosen:

The Bank of NY Mellon New York, NY Dan Kisell

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.SM For more information about the High Point University Career & Internship Services Office or to set up an appointment please visit our website: 336.841.9025 Slane Student Center 325 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

AOL Bank of America BB&T Bloomberg Financial Markets BNY Mellon CBS Radio Chongqing School Cisco Systems Citi Cards Coach Creighton University Medical School Duke University Epilepsy Foundation ESPN Florida State University Food Network Furnitureland South Hanesbrands, Inc. High Point University Indiana University Krispy Kreme Lenovo Lexmark Living Social

Lynchburg College Mercer University Merrill Lynch Miami University Microsoft North Carolina State University Northwestern Mutual Notre Dame University Ohio State University Phoenix Suns Pittsburgh Pirates Sklar Furnishings St. George’s University Syracuse University Teach for America The X Factor (Fox Network) UNC Chapel Hill University of Georgia University of Maryland Vanderbilt Waldorf Astoria Wells Fargo WJLA (Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate)

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High Point University Career & Internship Services