Students and alumni had an opportunity
to obtain career and employment information at HPU’s
annual Business and Technology Career Fair held Mar. 12 in
Hawaiian Tower building on the downtown campus.
About 60 companies participated in the event, which was sponsored
by HPU’s Career Services Center. These includied AT&T
Hawai‘i, Bank of Hawai‘i, CIA, FBI, IBM, KHNL/K5-TV,
KITV, Wells Fargo Financial, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and many
Each participating company set up information tables in the
lobby and mall areas of the FH building, so they could inform
about employment opportunities in business and technology areas,
including a variety of full- and part-time internship opportunities.
Company representatives answered questions from students and
also provided application forms.
The event was not only for recruitment via information tables,
but also included workshops and panel presentations in four
Ö “Job search strategies in a tough economy”
Ö “How to land your dream job”
Ö “Federal law enforcement careers with the U.S. postal inspection
Ö “Opportunities of a lifetime with the peace corps.”
Most of the companies present required good oral and written
communication skills and computer skills. Some companies,
such as AIG Hawai‘i Insurance, offered internship programs
for academic credit.
Some companies were seeking individuals to fill specific
positions: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Hotels
and Resorts in Waikiki,
and the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.
Some companies including Sheraton Hotels and Resort
in Waikiki, ABC stores, and PacRim Marketing group,
Lisa Sakai, of the PacRim marketing group Inc., said, “I
heard that many students speak Japanese at HPU, so that is why
we participate in this career fair….We are seeking an
English /Japanese speaker for our business.”