Throughout my graduate studies in
California, and as a working professional there and in
Europe, I have been proud to represent HPU abroad. I truly
believe it is one of the most outstanding international
universities in the world.
The most important thing HPU offered me was a relationship-building
and networking experience that has been more beneficial than
any other experience in furthering my professional career. It
allowed me to earn a major graduate scholarship, to earn top
dollar in Caifornia’s competitive public relations industry,
and to find two extremely satisfying international positions,
one with KM Studio—a scandanavian Disney, Dreamworks, and
Buena Vista distributor, and my present job, which has allowed
me to return to Hawai‘i as my company’s representative
at the Pacific Telecommunication Conference.
HPU’s intercultural experiences are unique. Its worldwide
focus allows its students to experience the global context of
business and the professions today, to excel in this environment,
and to find prosperity in their professional carrier choices.
Think globally and act locally” is not only good advice
for the environmentally conscientious, it is the best and most
simple advice I can give anyone working in a global community.
It is your intercultural experiences as part of HPU’s worldwide
community that will distinguish you as business professionals
with a better global cultural experience and understanding than
most of the students and graduates with whom you will compete.
Elizabeth Hultquist is a former Kalamalama section
editor. She won a $14,000 Bay Area Public Relations Society
of America scholarship for graduate study in communication
at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She currently
works for and provides public service public relations
to several Swedish basketball organizations. She can be
reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org