Class of 2022 results: Natalie Geriot studies entertainment industry management


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Media Production and Entrepreneurship; Graphic design

HPU graduates are leading prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other prestigious organizations. thanks to their HPU journey. Here’s a glimpse of an outstanding graduate from the Class of 2022:

Name: Natalie Geriot

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Major: media production and entrepreneurship; and graphic design

Plans after graduation: Geriot is attending the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University to pursue a Masters in Entertainment Industry Management. She will spend a year each in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles, California, for the master’s program.

How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University prepared me to achieve my goals in and out of the classroom. Two internships in my undergraduate career helped me gain professional experience in my desired field. The HPU environment challenged me intellectually and built confidence knowing that I am fully prepared for my next steps.”

Most Influential Mentor at HPU: “My most influential mentor at HPU was Dylan Denning, former head janitor and new senior director for the student experience. Campus Concierge was my first ‘real’ job and Dylan taught me what it means to work in a dedicated team and have a strong work ethic. I watched Dylan move mountains while I was in charge of Portier and I’m so grateful to have had him as a mentor.”

Most Influential Moment at HPU: “My most impactful moment at HPU was when the video production club, HPU Vision, produced our version of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ in both 2021 and 2022. This was a huge achievement for the club and required a extreme amount of planning. I was the producer of this broadcast, which reached over 6000 viewers. Being president of the School of Art and Design’s Graphic Design Club for two years developed my leadership skills. I was able to bring some famous designers to campus to speak to the students and that was a huge accomplishment for me.”

How has HPU’s inspiring environment contributed to your success? “The rigorous curriculum of NJHU instilled the confidence to succeed in my high school interview. My experiences in and out of the classroom had prepared me to be one of 26 students selected (from a pool of approximately 2,000 applicants). This would not have been possible without gaining experience in media production from my classes and extracurriculars within the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.”

What are the life skills that HPU helped you develop that set you up for long-term success? “Both the program’s curriculum for my major and extracurricular activities allowed me to grow as a leader and student, while also honing the technical skills necessary for my desired field. Being able to participate in HPU’s amazing study abroad program also allowed me to become more independent.”

What values ​​and virtues did the HPU campus help you develop that you will take with you after graduation? “My classes on HPU’s campus taught me to appreciate my wonderful classroom experiences and time with professors. All of my professors during my years at High Point University were extremely encouraging and willing to help wherever needed, which would not have been the same if I had gone to a larger school. I developed an extreme appreciation for my education and a desire to succeed.”

Tips for students in the classroom: “Always do what scares you. Apply for the internship or job you don’t think you’ll be able to get. Join a Greek club or organization, run for an executive council position, and put yourself out there. You will never achieve anything unless you take risks. Even if you fail, try again!”

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