Life as a graduate student
at HPU is exciting, and the folks at at the Center for Graduate
and Adult Studies hope your fall semester is going well and
that you are having lots of opportunities to meet and network
with other students, faculty members, as well as people in
the larger community.
That last is where GSO comes in, the Graduate Student Organization,
which provides opportunities for graduate students to meet other
people and companies, gain professional experience, and get the
most out of your time as a graduate student. Last year, GSO coordinated
a blood drive with the Blood Bank of Hawai‘i, conducted
a visit to Shriner’s Hospital, as well as the American
Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life,” three academic
seminars, workshops, career fairs, and two company visits.
Throughout the semester, GSO will be organizing outdoor activities,
networking events, professional seminars, and service-learning
GSO begin the year with the New Student Orientation, followed
by its traditional picnic and a booth at Club Carnival.
For the first week in October, GSO invites students on a business
tour at the Atlas Insurance Company and public service visit
to Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children. These and
other activities are meaningful ways to learn of our community,
give of our time and attention to children in need of medical
help, meet other graduate students, as well as professionals
These events, plus year-round social events, are offered so that
students may build relationships within the HPU community and
beyond, network with other graduate students and working professionals,
create new opportunities for personal and professional growth,
and most importantly, have fun!
Visit GSO at www.gso-hpu.com for regular updates of activities,
events, and meetings.