With another Beginning rapidly approaching, High Point University graduates will be starting prestigious careers around the world in Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, first-rate law, medical degree programs and many other reputable organizations , thanks to his journey at HPU. Here is a glimpse of an extraordinary senior in the class of 2021:
Name: Grace McCarthy
Hometown: Pawcatuck, Connecticut
Graduate plans: McCarthy joins NAVEX Global as a territory development representative. It will generate qualified sales opportunities for the account executive team and develop a deep understanding of the risk and compliance industry, as well as develop skills for further career growth.
How the HPU helped you get there: “My time here at HPU started with a different specialization that I later changed to something new when I found an area that I was very passionate about marketing and sales. I remember meeting Professor Larry Quinn for the first time in a negotiation class and when the class ended I knew this would be the best class of my four years. I learned more in that class than in any other. Professor Quinn not only educated me during my classes with him, but also placed me under his protection to make sure that I would succeed when I graduated. Among the countless emails and phone calls, he never gave up on my dreams and kept telling me “you can do it, you are brilliant, you are going to do great things”. As an individual student of 5,000 others, this teacher saw a lot of momentum and passion in me. Professor Quinn was not just a mentor to me, he is like family and I want to make him proud after I graduate. I used the Career and Professional Development Office to help with my resume and LinkedIn profile. “
The most impactful mentor in the HPU: “Professor Quinn has benefited from my time here at HPU more than anyone else. He was not only a mentor, but also a confidant. He has more faith in me than I do, which is why I am the type of student I am today. “
Moment of greatest impact on the HPU: “The Honor Ceremony that I attended when I was a freshman. It felt like I was finally somewhere with a new beginning and a lot of possibilities. “
Advice for senior students: “Find a teacher who will support and guide you. The more relationships and connections you make with your mentors, you are sure to do amazing things in graduate school. “