Results of the 2021 class: Laney Sellinger becomes a junior designer
With another start fast approaching, High Point University graduates will embark on prestigious career paths around the world in Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, law and law programs. leading, medical and graduate degree programs and many other organizations renowned through their journey at HPU. Here’s a look at an extraordinary member of the 2021 class:
Name: Laney Seller
Hometown: Darnestown, Maryland
Major: Interior design
Post-graduation plans: Sellinger joins AvantStay as a junior designer in Nashville, Tennessee, where she helps design beautiful experiential homes in major travel destinations across the country, from LA to New York.
How HPU helped you get there: “HPU and my professors at the David R. Hayworth School of Arts and Design insisted on going beyond my job. This made me want to go further and led me to do an internship in my field every summer. This experience allowed me to hold two jobs at interior design companies in my dream city before I graduated, which gave me the knowledge and experience to take on the role that I am now occupying less than six months after graduation. I have used the Office of Career and Professional Development several times over my four years to get help with my resume.
Most Impactful Mentor at HPU: “Jane Nichols, my advisor and teacher, has been my most influential mentor. She encouraged me, challenged me and made me a better designer. She helped me believe in myself. “
Most significant moment at HPU: “It’s impossible for me to choose a single moment. What really stood out to me were the long, leisurely walks I was able to take around campus with my dog. I loved taking the time each day to relax and admire the beauty of the campus. It was the time for me to take a step back from the stress of schoolwork and live in the moment and appreciate the amazing place I was able to call home.
Tips for subclasses: “Use all the tools that HPU offers you! Go to the Career and Professional Development Office, get an internship and ask your teachers for advice.
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