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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN DR. MICHAEL OUDSHOORN is the founding dean of the Webb School of Engineering and professor of computer science. He graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia, with a B.S. in 1983 and received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1992, also from the University of Adelaide. From 1984 to 2003 he was a faculty member in computer science at the University of Adelaide and served as the Associate Dean (International) for the College of Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences. In 2003 he relocated to the U.S. where he served as a faculty member, department chair or dean at several universities before joining High Point University in July 2018. Dr. Oudshoorn’s primary research interests are in computer science education, distributed systems and autonomic systems. He serves on a number of editorial boards and is a regular reviewer for journals and conferences. Dr. Oudshoorn is a member of the ASEE, IEEE and a senior member of the ACM. He is also an active member of ABET, the accreditation body for Engineering and Computing Programs within the U.S. and internationally. He is a commissioner on the Computing Accreditation Commission and currently serves as a member of the executive committee. Thank you for your interest in the Webb School of Engineering at High Point University. Whether you are a curious high school student imagining a possible future or a community member thinking of changing your career or an employer looking to hire our graduates, the Webb School of Engineering has much to offer you, including a warm welcome and a supportive, collaborative environment in which to grow. Through our innovative programs, the Webb School of Engineering at High Point University works to create a synergistic relationship between practitioners, researchers and innovators. Our students are equipped for the workforce because they have ample opportunities in the Piedmont Triad to put their learning into practice by doing—as student researchers in our Research Rookies program; as engineers and computer scientists offering solutions within internships with companies like BMW Manufacturing, Redhat, FireEye and Digital Cloak; as competitors in national challenges with esteemed organizations such as the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) or by engaging with our vibrant community partners as market trading interns with companies such as JP Morgan Chase & Co. Headquarters; as financial advisors with Northwestern Mutual or as Implementation/Data Analytics consultants and interns with Fast Enterprises, LLC. Our students are equipped for graduate programs and exciting careers because they have ample experience in problem solving; deductive, analytical and statistical reasoning; computing and programming skills; and hands-on practical experience coupled with high-impact opportunities including faculty/student research collaborations, presenting at major conferences such as the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research and participating in national research experiences for undergraduates. Today, we offer programs in computer science, cybersecurity, data science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, actuarial science, data analytics and statistics, mathematical economics and mathematics. I am confident you will find that High Point University provides a value unmatched in education today. I know you have choices regarding where you seek educational opportunities, so I thank you for your interest in our computer science, engineering and mathematical sciences programs. Consider visiting our beautiful campus and meeting with your admissions counselor or with a member of our friendly faculty to see for yourself how we prepare students with life skills in addition to professional knowledge. Best regards,

Michael Oudshoorn, Ph.D. Founding Dean, Webb School of Engineering moudshoo@highpoint.edu


















Engineering students present their semi-autonomous vehicle project progress to Apple Computer co-founder and HPU Innovator in Residence, Steve Wozniak.


SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Dr. William Suchan Founding Chair, Department Of Computer Science Associate Professor Dr. Suchan earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and spent three decades as a commissioned Army officer. During that time he earned both a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from Arizona State University, focusing on Information Security. His stint in the Army included tours in the Middle East and Far East, as well as 13 years on the faculty at West Point, culminating as an Academy Professor. He served for several years as Program Director for the Core Information Technology program. Dr. Suchan came to High Point University in 2013 and in 2019 was selected as the founding chair of the Department of Computer Science. Currently he teaches courses in web development, programming, database systems and software engineering. His expertise is in information assurance, and he has published numerous papers on digital privacy, security and IT education. Dr. Claire McCullough, P.E. Founding Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. McCullough received her bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee, respectively, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Alabama. Dr. McCullough has over 30 years’ experience in engineering practice and education, including industrial experience at the Tennessee Valley Authority and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and 20 years as a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is an ABET program evaluator for Electrical and Computer Engineering programs and is a former member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission. Research interests include Engineering Ethics, Data Fusion, Target Recognition, Bioinformatics and Diversity and Inclusion in STEM fields.

Dr. Dandrielle Lewis Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Lewis received her B.S. from Winston-Salem State University in 2001, her M.S. from the University of Iowa in 2006 and her Ph.D. From SUNY Binghamton in 2011. She was previously an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the Liberal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she served for eight years before joining HPU in 2019. Dr. Lewis has research interests in Finite Group Theory, Diversity and Inclusion for Women in STEM, and Interdisciplinary research, and she has publications in each of those areas. She has received local and national awards for educational, teaching and leadership excellence. Currently, she is a fellow for the Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics Leadership Institute, on the Editorial Board for the MAA FOCUS, where she authors the “Focus on Diversity” column, and she also serves on advisory boards and committees in the mathematical community.



DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Dr. William Suchan, Founding Chair & Associate Professor Mr. Roger Shore, Associate Professor Dr. Kimberly Titus, Assistant Professor Dr. Yong Wei, Professor Dr. Lloyd Williams, Associate Professor DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Dr. Claire McCullough, PE, Chair & Professor Dr. Sean Johnson, Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Dr. Dandrielle Lewis, Chair and Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Carnell, Professor Dr. Edward Fuselier, Associate Professor Dr. Jenny Fuselier, Associate Professor Dr. Brett Geiger, Assistant Professor Ms. Melissa Glass, Instructor Dr. Adam Graham-Squire, Associate Professor Dr. Robert Harger, Professor Dr. Niloofar Ghorbani, Associate Professor Mrs. Patricia O’Connor, Instructor Dr. Karen O’Hara, Associate Professor Mr. Tremaine Skeen, Instructor Dr. Matt Slifko, Assistant Professor Dr. Brielle Spencer-Tyree, Instructor Dr. Laurie Zack, Associate Professor


COMPUTER SCIENCE Program overview The primary goal of the computer science major is to develop the aptitudes and analytical skills required for the use and understanding of computer science. The curriculum is designed to allow exceptional students to excel in their area of interest. The professors strive to guide the students in discovery and learning of new ideas, rather than just presenting carefully structured theories. Applications are used throughout to illustrate and create new material. Most topics are developed by means of interplay between applications, problem-solving and theory. Early courses are designed to appeal to a broad audience of university students, while higher-level courses are more focused.

SOFTWARE • C, C++, Swift and Java • Python, Perl, PHP and JavaScript • Maple and MATLAB • MySQL and Postgres • IDEs including Visual Studio, Xcode, and CLion • VirtualBox and VMWare • Member of Apple iOS Developer Program • Member of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Education HARDWARE • Several dual multi-core Intel and AMD CPU blades • Servers running Red Hat Enterprise, Ubuntu and Windows 2019 • Classroom labs with iMac and Alienware workstations • Computer labs containing Dell Alienware workstations with NVIDIA graphic boards running Ubuntu or Fedora Core • HPC system with 10,000+ core processors including several high-end NVIDIA GPUs utilizing CUDA technology • 20+ node Linux cluster • Raspberry Pi, Arduino and NVIDIA Jetson Nano


WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE COMPUTER SCIENCE? • In the age of technology, the demand for computer programmers continues to expand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for students with a degree in computer science is growing faster than most degrees. • At HPU, there are multiple options within the computer science degree program. This allows you to focus on the courses that will be most beneficial for your desired career after graduation. • HPU is committed to incorporating the latest trends in technology into our curriculum. You will have access to top hardware and software. • Our students invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. • Computer scientists are likely to enjoy excellent career prospects because many companies report difficulties finding these highly skilled workers. WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Students with degrees in computer science currently have careers that include the following: • App Developer • Application Engineer • Business Analyst • Computer Programmer • Data Scientist • Information Technology Technician • Network Administrator • Research Scientist • Security Engineer • Software Engineer


CYBERSECURITY Program overview The primary goal of the cybersecurity major is to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required in the cybersecurity workforce. The curriculum is designed to allow exceptional students to excel in their area of interest. The professors strive to guide the students in discovery and learning of new ideas, rather than just presenting carefully structured theories. Applications are used throughout to illustrate and create new material. Most topics are developed by means of interplay between applications, problem-solving and theory. Early courses are designed to appeal to a broad audience of university students, while higher-level courses are more focused.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN CYBERSECURITY AT HPU? • As technology expands throughout daily life, so do threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge of cybersecurity becomes more critical every day. • HPU’s cybersecurity degree teaches students how to discover and investigate attacks, data breaches, malware infections and software vulnerabilities. Students learn how to build firewalls, encrypt data transmissions and design access controls. Further, you will explore secure software and systems. By the time you graduate you will have the knowledge and skills to help protect organizations from all manner of cyber attacks. WHAT CAN I DO WITH A CYBERSECURITY DEGREE? The U.S. has 715,000 people employed in the cybersecurity workforce, and there are currently 314,000 unfilled positions. Students with degrees in cybersecurity have careers such as: • Cyber Security Specialist/Technician • Cyber Crime Analyst/Investigator • Incident Analyst/Responder • IT Auditor

LEARNING CYBERSECURITY LIFE SKILLS Research and practice are vital to learning cybersecurity life skills. While our classes teach the fundamentals of programming, networking and cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity Engineering Learning Facility (CELF) is where students get hands-on experience. The CELF is a world-class laboratory designed from the ground up to serve as the HPU hub for training, research, analysis and programming. Learn to defeat simulated cyberattacks, land an internship where you can put your skills to work and prepare for the workforce, publish a scholarly article addressing an existing challenge in the field and more. LEARNING ENVIRONMENT • 36 iMac workstations • 10 Dell PowerEdge servers with AMD EPYCTM chipsets • Five Networking lab pods each containing 4 switches, 4 routers and 2 WAPs • Over 100TB storage on a private SAN • Private cloud with more than 300 computer cores and 1.5TB RAM • Dual 1GB ethernet LANs (blue for defense; red for offense) • 10GB storage ethernet LAN • Isolated 1Gbps internet connection


DATA SCIENCE Program overview The goal of the data science major is to prepare students to combine domain expertise, programming skills, machine learning techniques and knowledge of mathematics and statistics to extract meaningful insights from data. The professors strive to guide the students in the discovery and learning of new ideas and techniques, rather than just presenting carefully structured theories.

WHAT IS A DATA SCIENTIST? A data scientist uses computing skills for collecting, shaping, storing, managing and analyzing data to allow for data-driven decision-making. Data scientists are in huge demand as they benefit both companies and consumers. Almost every interaction with technology includes data—your online purchases, social media feed, streaming recommendations and even the facial recognition required to sign in to your phone. WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN DATA SCIENCE AT HPU? • Data science experts are needed in virtually every job sector, from government security to dating apps. • The high demand for data science skills continues to grow and data scientists are in short supply. The HPU undergraduate data science program prepares students to embrace this opportunity. • The HPU data science curriculum incorporates the latest trends in data skills and is guided by the new ABET data science accreditation criteria. WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DATA SCIENCE DEGREE? Students with degrees in Data Science have careers such as: • Data Scientist • Data Engineer • Machine Learning Scientist • Business Intelligence Developer • Applications Architect • Enterprise Architect Industries that employ data scientists include: n Health care n Banking n Government n Retail n Science n Manufacturing

POTENTIAL DOMAIN AREAS Data science majors complete coursework in a data-rich domain area of their choosing, then apply computational algorithms and machine learning techniques to data from that discipline in their capstone experience. Potential domain areas include: • Physics and astronomy • Biology and neuroscience • Chemistry and biochemistry • Exercise science • Economics • Health care management • Finance and accounting STUDENT OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAM Graduates of the program will have an ability to: 1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions. 2. Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of data science. 3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. 4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to data science. 6. Apply theory, techniques and tools throughout the data analysis lifecycle and employ the resulting knowledge to satisfy stakeholders’ needs.


COMPUTER ENGINEERING Program overview A Bachelor of Science in computer engineering prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware, embedded systems, software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks. A computer engineering graduate is able to design and implement a computer system for general purpose or embedded computing. Students learn to incorporate best practices and state-of-the-art solutions into a variety of computing problems in an ethical and socially-responsible manner. This includes systems which have both hardware and software components, whose design requires a well-defined interface between the two, and the evaluation of the associated trade-offs. Graduates will have strong communication skills and are capable of communicating with a range of audiences, as well the ability to work as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT HPU? • Computer engineers are involved in exciting industries in which hardware/software interaction is critical, such as robotics and autonomous vehicles. • By incorporating strong elements of both hardware and software, computer engineers have the flexibility to work in many areas—whether you want to program computers or build them, computer engineering will prepare you for the future. • Computer engineers work for top companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Qualcomm, Boeing, National Instruments, Intel and Amazon. • At High Point, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment from top manufacturers, both in hardware courses such as electronics and in software courses, in which we have both excellent computer hardware and software. • HPU’s engineering school includes a well equipped Makerspace with modern equipment to support handson learning.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS n Advanced Programming with Data Structures n C AD/CAM Fundamentals n C ircuits n C omputer Architecture n D igital Logic and Computer Systems n D iscrete Structures n E lectronics n M icroprocessor Applications n O perating Systems n P rogramming in MATLAB n R eal-time and Embedded Systems n S ignals and Systems

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Students with a degree in computer engineering work professionally in many areas including: • Computer Hardware and Software Design • Embedded Systems • Computer Networks • Cyberphysical Systems • Robotics • System Integration • Electronic Design Automation


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Program overview A Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering is a professional degree program that prepares students for careers in electrical engineering. The degree provides students with the necessary technical managerial, science and mathematical skills to enter the workforce in the design application, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. Students gain hands-on experience throughout the program and learn the foundational electronics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, control systems and computing necessary to solve real-world problems in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Students will learn the skills necessary to build, manufacture, operate, maintain and improve complex electrical systems. Graduates will have strong communication skills and are capable of communicating with a range of audiences, as well as the ability to work as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING? • Electrical engineers enjoy excellent job prospects because they are always needed—numerous current articles list electrical engineering as one of the most indemand jobs for 2021 and the foreseeable future. • Electrical engineers work in almost every industry, including power, music, electronics, medicine and entertainment, giving graduates a wide variety of career options. • At the Webb School of Engineering, we are committed to incorporating the latest trends in technology and in engineering education into our curriculum. • At High Point, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment from top manufacturers, both in electrical courses such as electronics and in the Maker Space supporting our freshman and senior design courses. WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Electrical engineers design and build critical components and systems in many specialty areas, such as power, electronics, communications, controls and computing hardware. Whether you want to design animatronic dinosaurs, space craft or computers, a degree in electrical engineering will give you the technical preparation you need. COURSE OFFERINGS n Advanced Control Systems n CAD/CAM Fundamentals n Circuits n Communications Systems n Digital Logic and Computer Systems n Discrete Structures n Economics for Engineers n Instrumentation and Control Systems

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Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics Operating Systems Power Systems Programming in MATLAB Signals and Systems Solid State Devices

STUDENT OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAM Skills students will possess at the time of graduation include: 1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics. 2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors. 3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts. 5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives. 6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


ACTUARIAL SCIENCE Program overview The actuarial science major at High Point University was specifically designed in consultation with local actuaries to give students the best possible preparation for an actuarial career. Courses in finance, economics and statistics have been accepted by the Society of Actuaries as satisfying its VEE requirements in corporate finance, micro- and macroeconomics and applied statistics. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who have passed the first two actuarial exams (probability and financial mathematics), completed the Society of Actuaries VEE requirements and have developed through their coursework the skills to succeed in the actuarial profession. Through classroom studies and internships, students are equipped with the skills necessary for the ever-changing global marketplace.

• The actuarial profession is perfect for individuals who enjoy challenges and problem-solving. Those who develop a track record of success will have many opportunities for growth and advancement. • The need for actuaries is growing beyond the traditional industry to include financial services, marketing and sales among many more.

WHAT EXACTLY IS ACTUARIAL SCIENCE? Courses leading to a B.S. in actuarial science prepare students for an exciting field. Actuaries put a price tag on risk. They are the leading professionals in finding ways to manage risk and are experts in: • Evaluating the likelihood of future events • Designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events • Reducing the impact of undesirable events WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE AT HPU? • Actuaries have higher-than-average starting salaries and an advanced degree is not essential. • Numerous sources list an actuary as one of the best jobs in America for multiple categories such as work environment, employment outlook, job security, growth opportunity and salary. • Problem-solving, abstract thinking and quantitative reasoning are among the most sought after attributes of new hires—and these skills are sharpened through our focused mathematics curriculum.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Courses leading to a B.S. in actuarial science will provide sufficient depth to prepare students for a variety of careers requiring quantitative and analytical skills in business, finance and government. Such professions include, but are not limited to: • Actuary • Bank examiner • Economist • Financial analyst • Financial planner • Market research analyst • Statistician Students with degrees in actuarial science are needed in these industries: • Banks and investment firms • Colleges and universities • Government • Insurance • Private corporations • Rating bureaus


DATA ANALYTICS AND STATISTICS Program overview The ability to collaborate in order to help others find answers to their questions lies at the heart of data analytics. Data analytics informs fact-based decision-making by combining advancements in technology, mathematical and statistical reasoning, and machine learning methodologies to identify patterns and make predictions using large existing data sets. An effective data analyst not only has the ability to discover structure within the data but also excels at communicating ideas and results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge. At HPU, our analytics students take courses in statistics, mathematics and computer programming. The data analysis skills honed in our program will be applicable to any industry.

The World Economic Forum released a study in 2020, stating that Data Analysts and Scientists are the No. 1 job role in increasing demand.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN DATA ANALYTICS AND STATISTICS AT HPU? • In our program, students begin by building a solid foundation in mathematics and basic statistics. As they progress through the statistics courses, they learn to apply statistical models to detect patterns in large data sets and draw inferences accordingly. • Student take courses in both R and SAS programming, both of which are industry standards in statistics and data analysis. • Our program culminates with a data analytics capstone sequence, in which students apply what they have learned to a data analysis project over two semesters. • Students receive one-on-one mentorship from expert faculty.

Data is everywhere, in every industry. Data analysts help organizations understand and use their data to solve problems and identify opportunities for future growth. As graduates gain experience in the workplace, they can become experienced data scientists, experts who pair their mathematical and statistical expertise with a deep understanding of their particular industry. Industries that employ data analysts include: n H ealth care n B anking n G overnment n R etail n S cience n M anufacturing


MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS Program overview Economics is no longer as simple as “supply and demand.” Economics is becoming an increasingly technical field that now makes use of almost every area of mathematics. A solid background in mathematics will give those wishing to excel in economics-related professions a distinct advantage over the competition. The Department of Mathematical Sciences at HPU offers a B.S. in mathematical economics for students wishing to study the deep interplay between mathematics and economic theory. Techniques mastered in mathematics and statistics courses provide the tools necessary to gain a rich understanding of economic models and the confidence to apply mathematics to real-world applications.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS? • For the B.S. in mathematical economics, students take courses in mathematics, economics and statistics. They engage with faculty with expertise in each of these disciplines. • Students gain a deeper understanding of economics by learning the mathematical and statistical techniques used in economic analysis. • Many mathematical economics majors choose to engage in undergraduate research during their senior year. They work together with faculty in mathematics, statistics or economics to provide an analysis of an economic topic of their choosing. • Our robust set of courses in mathematics and statistics differentiates graduates as they enter into the corporate world. Employers know students are well versed in abstract thinking and problem-solving at a high level.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? • Actuary • Bank examiner • Budget analyst • Data analyst • Economist • Financial analyst • Market research analyst • Statistician


MATHEMATICS Program overview Jobs within the mathematical sciences consistently rank among those with highest job satisfaction ratings. In 2018, CareerCast ranked the best and worst jobs in America according to five factors: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress. Of the top 10 jobs listed, six require significant mathematical training. The top spot went to actuaries.

Graduates that hold math degrees are in high demand by a wide variety of employers. Why? Studying mathematics develops just the skills these employers are looking for. These include abstract thinking, problem-solving, analyzing data, rigorous and logical thought and creating and analyzing mathematical models. Employers know that someone who holds a math degree has learned something far more valuable than a series of facts: They have learned how to think. WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS AT HPU? • HPU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences offers both a B.A. and a B.S. in mathematics as well as related degrees in mathematical economics, actuarial science and data analytics and statistics. In mathematics, the B.A. offers more flexibility for students wishing to double major in another field. The B.S. provides a solid foundation for success as a mathematician and as preparation for graduate school. • Careers in mathematics consistently outrank finance, engineering, law and medicine in job satisfaction ratings. • Mathematics majors tend to have the highest graduate admissions test scores on exams, such as the LSAT and the GMAT.


• Studying mathematics develops the skills employers seek. These include abstract thinking, problem-solving, analyzing data, rigorous and logical thought and creating and analyzing mathematical models. • Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2025. WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? With a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from HPU, you can build the skills necessary to begin a career in areas such as: • Actuary • Computer analyst/programmer • Cryptographer • Data analyst • Economist • Market research analyst • Meteorologist • Middle or high school mathematics teacher • Operations research analyst • Statistician • Systems analyst


RECENT GRADUATES Ashlyn Hanks, Class of 2022 Major: Computer science with a minor in business administration Internship: Digital Cloak LLC. Ashlyn worked on three different project teams and was tasked with scanning networks to find vulnerabilities, proposing patches for weaknesses within networks, analyzing and collecting data, and using different open source intelligence tools. How HPU helped you get there: “HPU granted me so many opportunities. I was able to have hands-on experiences through classrooms, clubs and undergraduate research. My teachers and advisors served as a strong support system that go above and beyond. I attended multiple workshops in the Office of Career and Professional Development. They helped me to perfect my elevator pitch, be confident in interviews and know what I value in an employer.”

Megan Mouton, Class of 2020 Major: Mathematics and physics with a minor in computer science How HPU helped you get there: “HPU and all the incredible professors I had along the way really shaped my future. Dr. Titus, Dr. Lancaster and Dr. Fuselier are just a few of the mentors that positively impacted my time here. They were always available when I had questions or needed help, whether that be for homework or for life advice. I would not be where I am today without all of the incredible professors that pushed me to be the best, most extraordinary version of myself.”

Ryan Diaz, Class of 2020 Major: Computer science with a minor in mathematics Ryan has secured a position with Liberty Mutual Insurance in their TechStart Program in Boston, Massachusetts. The program includes software development training and placement in positions throughout the company. How HPU helped you get there: “The growth mindset and opportunities provided by HPU have grown my skillset within my field as well as within other disciplines. I had the opportunity to work with Steve Wozniak on creating a self-driving golf cart as well as join the nation’s largest co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, to provide thousands of hours of service to the local community. I also used the Office of Career and Professional Development to edit my resume. They were able to help me reformat it and add professional details that led to my internships and a full-time job.”



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