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HPU Students Get Furniture Industry Experience At Recent High Point Show

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High Point University announced that its tudents obtained real-world furniture industry experience at the recent High Point Market.

For this year’s spring market, which ended on April 22, several students signed up to assist companies looking for help in a variety of ways – whether it was greeting guests, controlling traffic, handing out fliers or even dressing up in unique costumes to pique interest from buyers.

Kendra Duncan, who works in the Office of Career Development at HPU, notes, "There is a rich history of HPU students and the furniture market. In Career Services, we get calls from companies that need short-term assistance for the market."

Additionally, she says a lot of students are hired through "word-of-mouth" recruiting.

This year, several students took the opportunity to work the market, including Lauren Graback, who worked for jdouglas; Amber Gotch, who worked with the Phoenix Art Group; Kristin Holland, who worked with Asian Link Designs; Ashley Holleran, who worked with Sherrill Furniture; Meaghan Leonard, who worked for Henredon; Meaghan Price, who worked with the Phoenix Art Group; Sara Rager, who worked for Sherrill Furniture; and Ashley Reynolds, who worked with Cozzia, a subsidiary of the MauWah & CHEER Company.

About High Point University: At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among "America’s Best Colleges." HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For" 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

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