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Communication sets Career Day date

by Mohammed faisal, associate News editor


The IABC has set the date for the fourth annual Communications Career Day to be held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort on April 12.

The HPU chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and Akamai Advertising, the HPU chapter of the American Advertising Federation, sponsor the annual event in conjunction with the College of Communication, as a valuable source of information for all HPU students about careers in communication-related fields.

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“It is a half-day series of workshops and seminars designed to provide information and guidance to people entering communication careers,” said Dr. Helen Varner, dean of communication. Past workshops have addressed topics such as corporate culture, communication technology, portfolio development, resume writing, television broadcasting, Internet and Website design, corporate communication, business, etiquette and more.

“Students are attracted to these workshops due to the strong reputations of the guest speakers,” Varner added. Over the past four years, leading professionals in various fields of communication in Hawai‘i have conducted the workshops including Stafford Kiguchi, senior vice president and manager of corporate communication for Bank of Hawai‘i; B.J. Whitman, director of public relations at the Sheraton Waikiki and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel; John Fink, vice president and general manager of KHNL and KFBE television stations; and Sheri Rolf, general manager of

After the workshops, students attend lunch with a panel of communication professionals, HPU faculty, and HPU alumni. Students get to hear stories of what these individuals did while they were at HPU, how they got their jobs, and what they would do differently today in order to be successful. “These are successful HPU graduates and they give valuble advice to students attending the workshops,” said Varner.

The registration cost for the entire day’s event has been tentatively planned at $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information call the COC at 544-0825.




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