The student newspaper of Honolulu Community College

Career fair attracts students, employers

By Kayleen Suʻe, Ka La staff writer

Every year, HonCC holds two Career Fairs that happen in the spring and fall semesters. This Spring, the annual Career Fair was held Thursday in the cafeteria. Dozens of students and employers were in attendance through the efforts of staff member Carol Kagimoto, an employment services specialist in the Career Services Department.

“The fair offers our students and graduates the opportunity to explore jobs and check out the job market for now and the future. Itʻs also great practice for our students to practice their communication skills,” Kagimoto said.

Twenty five employers participated including Yvonne, who came to represent the KUPU program.

“KUPU is a non-profit organization that focuses on building skills the youth can use in whatever career they choose and it also provides skills though conservation and they learn about taking care of the land and themselves,” she said, adding that the group was planning a grand opening for a KUPU location opening later today at Kewalo Basin.

Students in attendance said they appreciated the chance to see what kind of jobs were available.

“It gives a lot of opportunites and since they come to our school it makes it more convenient for us because weʻre so busy that we donʻt have time to go out and look for some of these jobs,” said one student who was checking out the employer tables.

Another student thought she found a job that suited her tastes.

“Dave and Busterʻs, because I find it more interesting than the other jobs,” she said.

 

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