By Samatha Hall
Ka Lā staff writer
For many students, choosing a career can be a daunting task. But there’s help available on campus through the Career Services office.
The office, located on the third floor of Building 7, provides a variety of resources to assist students and graduates from the beginning to the end of their academic journey.
They offer career counseling, career assessments and assistance in selecting the right major.
The counselors in the office can assist students in selecting a career path and working to fulfill it.
Various career assessments may be administered on a case-by-case basis in order to help clarify a person’s values, interests, skills, and abilities such as; What are you good at? What job would fit your personality? Does your career choice match your values?
And the office is also dedicated help students find both on- and off-campus employment referrals, to help them work their way through college, said Carol Kagimoto, an assistant professor and employee services specialist working in the office.
Once students decide on a career path, the office helps with pre-employment services such as, resume/cover letter writing, interview skills, and any job preparation inquiries.
Kagimoto said her best advice for the students on campus is “don’t wait until the last minute to work on your resume, seek help early, try to get work experience before graduation, and have a good understanding of who you are before going out for a job interview.”
This fall Honolulu Community College’s Career Services department will
be hosting its Job Fair on October 30th in Hale Aina.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to practice researching companies and networking with potential employers,” Kagimoto said.
Career Services can be found at building 7-320 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday+through Friday.