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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 and Washington, DC. 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.



 For questions or additional information, please contact Erica Burroughs at 336-841-9641 or eburroughs@highpoint.edu.

Destination Markets


Washington, D.C.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In its third year, the HPU in the City Washington, D.C. experience will allow students interested in government, policy, communication, civil service and other business areas to explore a variety of opportunities.

New York City, NY

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019

For the last four years, New York City employers have welcomed students to explore various fields including fashion merchandising, events, marketing, finance and corporate communication. 

NYC - Sports - FULL

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019

For the first time, students can explore the world of sports through a dedicated sports business track. This trip will allow students to network with professionals in the sports industry from organizations such as league offices, teams, agencies, or media organizations. 

Charlotte, NC

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Network with industry professionals in business, banking, marketing and entertainment. 


Host Locations

During the University's Fall Break, some of the nation's top employers have hosted to behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a successful intern and employee for current High Point University students. From recent intern-to-hire staffers to C-Suite executives, HPU students have gained insight into their hiring processes, along with touring their showrooms, newsrooms and trading floors.


Previous hosts include Bloomberg Financial, Goldman Sachs, Fox Television, Jordan Edminston Group Inc., PVH Corp., Ralph Lauren, Specialist Staffing Group, Hollis Taggart Galleries, PhRMA, HBO, National Nuclear Security Administration, White House, US Capitol, Senate and Congressional Offices, United Nations, GSK, NNSA, and HMG Plus. 

Click Here to Host an HPU in the City Employer Site Visit   


Fall 2018 Hosts included




Student Perspectives

“My Sophomore year, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend HPU in the City to Washington, D.C. During the trip, I had the chance to speak with top executives in the private sector, as well as visit the offices of elected officials from the State of North Carolina. The group and I experienced what it was like to live and work in a larger metro area. Following the trip, I was able to follow up with individuals I met and earned an interview for the U.S. House of Representatives. This resulted in an internship with Congressman Ted Budd this past summer.”


-Paul Calkins '21




"I had the opportunity to hear advice from corporate professionals in a more comfortable setting than cold calling. Every professional that I spoke to on this trip gave me a little peak into the corporate world which has significantly improved my chances of employment after graduation."

-Keilah Bruce-Tagoa '18

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