Surname: Kate McCarthy
Hometown: Holden, Massachusetts
year: Class of 2023
Major: Marketing with Minors in Sales and Finance
internship: McCarthy joins Pomp in Denver, Colorado as a marketing intern specializing in social media marketing. There she will create content and four to five weekly postings for Instagram and Facebook. She will assist in recruiting influencers for partnerships that lead to stronger customer loyalty and followers, as well as following analyzes from various social media platforms.
How HPU helped you get there: “The professors at High Point University have helped me by helping me work towards my goals. HPU promotes an environment where students need to achieve more. I have received resources, developed relationships, and been exposed to so much that I have achieved my goals and continue to help. The career and professional development office has been a great resource to help me build my professional brand like LinkedIn profile, cover letter and resume. They are always there to help students achieve their career goals. “
The most effective mentor: “My most impressive mentor at HPU is Professor Napp, who was my professor of business communications. She saw something inside me and immediately started working with me in and out of the classroom to help me achieve my goals. She exposed me to opportunities, worked one-on-one with me to perfect my resume / cover letter, and always looked at me whenever she knew about a job or internship. She has been a wonderful mentor and continues to support me. “
How was your internship experience and how does it prepare you for your future?: “Through my internship I gained practical experience that familiarized me with many different areas of the marketing world. I was able to work with the company’s co-founders and CEO to develop my marketing skills and knowledge. It has helped me prepare for my future by giving me invaluable skills that I can bring to any job or internship. “
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