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Discover How to Launch Your Career in High Point!

Thursday, April 6 | 11am - 5pm

The Factory at Congdon Yards

High Point, NC is a community that fosters growth, collaboration, and mentorship. As a central piece of the Carolina Core, High Point continues to be fertile soil for economic and workforce development. High Point Discovered, Business High Point/THRIVE High Point invite you to Discover the Point and engage with leading businesses and professionals in the High Point Area. Gain firsthand insight and build connections with executives, C-level leaders, and subject matter experts from the following industries:

Designers & Makers

As the Home Furnishings Capital, High Point has a wealth of professionals spanning all areas of the design and manufacturing process. 


  • Jason Phillips - Phillips Collection
  • Caleb Collins - Cohab Space
  • Kyle Barston - Barston Fabrics
  • Christi Barbor - Barbour Spangle Design
  • Tammy Nagem - High Point Market Authority (Moderator)

Business & Professional Services

The High Point community is supported by private and public organizations that continually invest in our citizens and businesses. 


  • Marcus Thomas - Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Rachel Moss - Business High Point
  • Alex Moore - Stratagon
  • Dr. Shinika McKiever - The McKiever Group
  • Jenna Beane - First Bank (Moderator)

Social Impact Work

Our local nonprofits bring passion to the forefront as they work to be responsive to community needs and bridge gaps by providing much needed resources and programming. 


  • Jackie Davis - D-UP
  • Lynn Mitchell - Thrive High Point
  • Jelani Briggs - City of High Point
  • Julie Hill - Business High Point / The Interchange (Moderator)

Participant Outcomes:

  • Begin the day with lunch and professional headshots
  • Connect with local hiring teams about employment and internship opportunities
  • Engage with local industry leaders through innovation panels
  • Network with like-minded students from across the triad
  • Access local leaders (Elected officials, community leaders, etc.) 


  • Open to Juniors and Seniors
  • Students pursuing majors and careers in design, business/professional services, and/or social impact work.


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