Career Services for Students

Julian Jose Hilario Jr

BS Nursing


During my visit with a Career Counselor, I got a lot of information about how to improve on my resume. I never thought of listing my classes or clinical experience on my resume. Meeting with a career counselor has helped a lot. She also helped me to prepare for an upcoming Health & Social Services Career Fair.


Career Events for Students

The Career Services Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year to bring career opportunities and learning experiences to HPU students and alumni. All of our events are posted on our Career Events Calendar below and announced via Pipeline & HPU Ohana Today emails.

Career Fairs

The Career Services Center hosts two major Career Fairs each year. These events are open to all HPU students & alumni. Career Fairs are excellent opportunities to network with employers, learn more about future career paths and find full-time, part-time and internship opportunities.


Fall 2014 – Health, Science & Social Services Career Fair
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Loa Campus, Academic Center Lanai

Spring 2015 - Business & Technology Career Fair
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: FH Building – Lobby Level (1132 Bishop Street)

West Coast Law Schools Fair
We also host the West Coast Law Consortium which brings over 20 admissions representatives form law schools in the Western region.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Street Mall

Information Sessions
isInformation sessions allow students and alumni to meet with employers and recruiters to learn about career opportunities. These are excellent opportunities to make contact with potential employers. Companies also may also have information tables on Fort St. Mall or Hawaii Loa Campus to distribute recruiting information and speak to students.

Recent information sessions held at HPU include:

    • Americorps
    • Apple
    • AXA Advisors
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Disney College Program
    • Hilton Grand Vacations
    • Marriott International
    • Merrill Lynch
    • Microsoft
    • National Security Agency (NSA)
    • NOAA
    • Nordstrom
    • Peace Corps
    • Queen’s Medical Center
    • Starwood Hotels
    • Target Corporation
These informal sessions are held regularly to assist students and alumni with learning about a variety of career-related subjects. Topics include
    • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
    • Business & Dining Etiquette
    • Interviewing Tips
    • How to Impress A Recruiter
    • Employment Issues Facing International Students
    • Networking – In Person & On-Line
    • Salary Negotiation
    • Job Search Techniques
    • Social Networking & Marketing Yourself On-line
    • Financial Responsibility for College Students
    • Dressing for Success
Our Backpack to Briefcase Series features career-focused workshops and presentations held once a month during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Employer speakers and alumni are invited to share their knowledge on topics like interviewing skills, job search tips, resume writing, networking, and more!


Professional Development Events
The Career Services Center regularly partners with academic departments to host Professional Development Events. These evening events feature Alumni guest speakers and career information specific to a particular degree or area. The goal of this program is to help students take proactive steps to move forward in their career while they are still in school. Students and alumni can learn about job opportunities in their chosen field and network with HPU Alumni who are working professionals in their field. Recent professional development events have been held for Information Systems (MSIS) and International Studies programs.