The job fair, known in past years as the Federal Work Study
Job Fair and organized primarily by HPU’s Office of Financial
Aid, originally emphasized employment for students who qualified
for Federal Work Study funds: i.e., U.S. citizens with demonstrated
financial need. Most of the employers were HPU departments
offering only on-campus employment.
As HPU’s Career Services Center (CSC) became more involved,
more off-campus employers participated. These were not limited
to hiring FWS students, so the fall job fair was renamed this
year to welcome all students seeking employment during the
According to Lianne Maeda, director of the CSC, the employers
at the fair will hire on the scene as well as take applications
for future employment.
Employers with jobs open to students who qualify for Federal
Work Study will be on the mezzanine level of the First
Hawaiian Tower lobby, Maeda said. Off-campus employers
and those with
employment open to all students will be on the mall level.
Students may call the Financial Aid Office at 544-0253
or verify their FWS eligibility during the job fair,
counselor Helen Longao, who also advised students to
dress appropriately and to bring copies of their resume
documents or information to complete applications.
Students should also bring a copy of their fall 2004
course schedule and, if they qualify, their Federal
contract, Longao said.
Maeda said students could check with the CSC for a
list of companies that will be present at the job