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Caring, engaged community members are vital to the strength of High Point University. We need your talents, energy and commitment in getting involved and preserving the unique legacy that is High Point University. You decide what type of activity is important to you and realize that your contributions are of significance to High Point University by ensuring our presence worldwide and bringing recognition to High Point University in the process. 

Regardless of your time commitment, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. Serve High Point University with your time and talents by signing up using the links below to become one of the following:

Investors and Donors to High Point University
School of Business Mentor Program
Siegfried Leadership Fellows Program Mentors
Belk Entrepreneurship Center: Elevator Pitch Competition Judges (November)
Belk Entrepreneurship Center: Business Plan Competition Judges (Spring)
Clubs and Organizations Speakers
Parents Council Volunteer Committees (For Parents Only)
Regional Event Hosts
HPU Connects Chapter Leaders (Alumni Only)
Social Media Ambassadors
Admissions Advocate
Job Shadowing Mentor
Informational Interview Mentor

 

Investors and Donors to High Point University

Every gift to High Point University, no matter the size, is making a significant impact. Support HPU with a gift today.

School of Business Mentor Program

The Phillips School of Business mentor program is designed for business people to offer short-term or one-time advice to students. For example, a student may contact you to discuss a specific career. It is possible that lengthier mentorships could evolve if both parties are interested. There are variety of areas for mentors to be involved with students, including: presentations, providing feedback, offering internships, reviewing resumes, or informational interviewing.

Siegfried Leadership Fellows Program Mentors

The Seigfried Leadership Fellows Program seeks mentors to offer short-term advice to students in a variety of areas. Those include: career advice, offering internships, reviewing resumes, informational interviewing, and providing general advice/feedback. The students come from a variety of academic disciplines with varying career interests. Mentorship would not be directly career-specific oriented. Ideal mentors would be able to speak with students 1-2 times per academic year.

Belk Entrepreneurship Center: Elevator Pitch Competition Judges (November)

This annual competition gives students the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and pitch their best business ideas. Students vie for first, second, and third place awards, plus an additional people’s choice award totaling up to $5,000 in prizes to be awarded.

Belk Entrepreneurship Center: Business Plan Competition Judges (Spring)

This annual competition is open to all HPU undergraduate students. Ideal judges are entrepreneurs, investors, and local business leaders to evaluate each business plan and the corresponding presentations made by selected finalists. Competition winners are eligible to win cash prizes totaling up to $25,000.

Clubs and Organizations Speakers

HPU has over 125+ student organizations on-campus. Many times each year, these student organizations seek speakers on a variety of topics that relate to their club mission, event, or current event topic.

Parents Council Volunteer Committees (For Parents Only)

The Outreach Committee will help in August with new student move-in as well as HPU Connects events and spring Accepted Student Receptions in conjunction with the Office of Admissions across the country. Investors may be asked to share social media messages from the University by being an advocate for HPU on social media. Promote University events, Panther pride and initiatives of the University to your personal social media network. Follow, share, like and comment. This committee is open to all families.

The Service Committee will help oversee the service project hosted during Family Weekend and advocate for regional projects hosted by the HPU family. This committee is open to all families.

The Admissions Advocate Committee greets admitted students and incoming families for scholarship weekends, attends spring Admissions events and connects prospective students to the appropriate Admissions counselor. You may be asked to offer support to incoming HPU families by sharing your student’s HPU experiences through the Parent-to-Parent calling program in your respective area. Members of this committee serve as Admissions Advocates for High Point University. This committee is open to all families.

The Career Connector Committee helps provide the bridge from HPU to the real world by creating internship and job shadowing opportunities, hosting sites for HPU in the City, as well as assisting with career fairs. This committee is open to all families.

HPU in the City Employer Site Hosts (October)

Co-sponsored by the Offices of Career and Professional Development and Institutional Advancement, HPU in the City is recommended for freshman, sophomores and juniors seeking to explore career opportunities in a major metropolitan market and learn more about internship programs, corporate and nonprofit culture. High Point University alumni and parents have graciously provided mentorship and insight into career exploration for today's students by opening the doors to the leading employers in New York City; Washington, DC; and Charlotte, NC. Each fall, ten to fourteen students are selected to travel with University representatives to these prestigious organizations that are leading the way in their respective industries.

    1. Host opportunities are two-fold: (1) cover the costs of the networking event one evening while in the city, or, (2) provide a tour and speaking opportunity at a leading employer in the city.

Regional Event Hosts

Regional Event Host volunteers work with the Offices of Family and Alumni Engagement to plan, implement and evaluate University programs and activities. These regional social and networking events encourage HPU Family members from all over the country to stay connected to the University.

HPU Connects Chapter Leaders (Alumni Only)

The Office of Alumni Engagement has created Alumni Chapters in top alumni markets. They are seeking motivated alumni in those cities to serves as leaders on the Chapter Committee. Leaders are integral to establishing a community in the market, planning events, communicating with local alumni, and more!

Social Media Ambassadors

Be an advocate for HPU on social media! Promote University events and initiatives to your personal network. Follow, share, like, and comment.

Admissions Advocate

As part of our continued efforts to involve alumni and friends in the future of HPU, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions would like your help in identifying potential students or volunteering your time for recruiting efforts.

Job Shadowing Mentor

The Office of Career & Professional Development is continually seeking job shadowing opportunities for students in all career fields. These opportunities provide many significant benefits and would allow a student to spend a half-day or entire day observing on-the-job.

Informational Interview Mentor

The Office of Career & Professional Development is continually seeking informational interviewing opportunities for students in all career fields. These opportunities typically are 30-45 minute conversations where the student asks questions about the professional’s career path and seeks advice about the most effective career strategies for entering that field.

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