High Point University Student Hits Home Run with MLB Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 17, 2019 – High Point University rising senior Paul Clark scored a summer internship working with Major League Baseball in on field operations and umpiring.
PHOTO ABOVE – High Point University rising senior Paul Clark is interning at Major League Baseball in New York City this summer.
Clark, a business administration major with communication, finance and marketing minors at HPU, is working in MLB’s Office of the Commissioner in New York City.
“Every day is different depending on what happens on the field,” says Clark. “I assist with assessing discipline, uniform violations, strategizing to better the game of baseball and more. I have also led a project of improving facility regulations for future ballparks.”
Clark says he is grateful for the skills he has learned from HPU that he is using in the real-world.
“HPU provides many opportunities to get involved on campus and outside of the classroom,” says Clark. “I’ve been able to gain great experience by working in operations in HPU’s intramural sports department. I was also the president of the club baseball team which has helped in my role at the MLB.”
Clark also attributes the necessary skills he received to land the internship to his position as treasurer of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, as well as his time working with the sports broadcasting club at HPU.
“It’s been an awesome experience being able to work hands-on with MLB executives,” says Clark. “I’ve gained a lot of knowledge, been able to network with some outstanding people, and have worked on multiple projects for the future of baseball.”
Professionally, he notes that much of his confidence and the ability to quickly launch his career is due to services provided by HPU’s Office of Career and Professional Development, as well as the mentorship of his business communications professor, Professor Steve Alberts.
“He would go out of his way to make sure I was on the right path,” says Clark. “His teaching style was very hands-on, and I gained many professional skills from his business communications class.”
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 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and recognized for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges” in the nation, as well as Best-Run Colleges (No. 19), Best College Dorm Rooms (No. 5), Most Beautiful Campuses (No. 18) and a Great School for Communication Majors and a Great School for Business/Finance Majors. For eight years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.