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HPU Students Connect with Global Leaders During Communication and Life Skills Summit
By: | October 27, 2020
Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, connect with students at High Point University's Communication and Life Skills Summit.Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, connect with students at High Point University's Communication and Life Skills Summit.

COVID hasn’t shut down career preparation at High Point University in North Carolina.

Students connected virtually with global leaders and joined in-person workshops at the university’s Communication and Life Skills Summit earlier this month.

Students in all majors attended virtual sessions led by industry leaders who serve in residence at the university, including:

  • Entrepreneur in residence: Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph
  • Sports executive in residence: Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
  • Journalist in residence: Byron Pitts, co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”
  • Sports reporter in residence: Bob Ryan, retired sports columnist for The Boston Globe
  • Corporate educator in residence: Scott McKain, best-selling author and consultant

“Hearing Byron Pitts say, ‘You are enough,’ was really beneficial during this time right now,” student Riley Manion said. “There is so much uncertainty in our world, and having that piece of motivation from him is just really special.”

The week also featured a physically distanced Life Skills Fair that offered professional development opportunities throughout the university’s Innovation Corridor.


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