High Point University is known worldwide for some of the very unusual perks that come with going there, and now you can add another to the list – a chance to attend the most exclusive golf tournament in the world.

This year, about 50 High Point University students got the opportunity to work at and attend The Masters Golf Tournament in what university officials called a chance to “develop their professional skills while helping to run one of golf’s most historic events.”

It’s true that the Masters didn’t have a very exciting ending this year, and Tiger Woods certainly didn’t have the comeback he was hoping for; however, there’s no question that the students greatly enjoyed the chance to have a week working at hospitality and merchandising jobs at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

This year the tournament ran from Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14.

 High Point University Student Jack Jodoin-Siegel – a business administration graduate from Boston who’s pursuing a master’s degree in communications and business leadership – said it was a terrific experience.

“This opportunity meant the world to me – as most people never even get to step foot on Augusta National,” he said.

He added that it was a great learning experience as well.

“Working at the Masters was an opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new,” he said. “I met a great group of people and further learned how to work well with a team of people I was unfamiliar with.”

The University’s Office of Career & Professional Development worked with the students who wanted to go and helped them draft strong resumes and also helped them prepare for the virtual interviews that are part of Augusta National’s hiring process. Once the students were selected, the same university office held a meeting with the students to offer guidance as to what it takes to be successful as a team member at The Masters.

The group of students also got to meet with CBS Sports’ Lead Golf Producer Sellers Shy, who served as High Point University’s “Network Television Producer in Residence” in a visit to campus a couple of months ago.

Several students said they were able to network, make connections with business professionals and learn more about teamwork and good customer service thanks to the experience.