Career Services for Students

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Rachel Cabanizas

BSBA Travel Industry Management

Senior

I came to HPU 3 years ago to pursue an education in Nursing. During the spring semester in my 2nd year, I realized that nursing was not for me...

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Services for Students

As an HPU student, the Career Services Center is here to help you with every step of your career development process.  We offer  a variety of services and resources to assist you in reaching your goals.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment for one-on-one personalized services.  


Career Counseling

Our Career Counselors are available to meet with you for assistance with choosing a career path, participating in our Internship & Co-opfrontdesk Program, finding a part-time or full-time job, and more.   Appointments with counselors can be made by calling us at 544-0230.  We also offer drop-in appointments several times a month on both the Downtown and Hawaii Loa campuses.  

Services for International Students
In addition to the services listed on this page, we offer specialized services for international students interested in participating in CPT (curricular practical training). 

Self Assessment Tools
The CSC offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory assessments.  For a minimal fee ($15.00 for MBTI and $10.00 for Strong), students and alumni can take these assessments on-line and receive a comprehensive profile report based on your answers.  A follow-up appointment is scheduled with a Career Counselor to receive a copy of your report and to review the results.  Payment for the assessments is accepted by credit card via a secured website.  Please contact our office at 808-544-0230 for more information.


Job Shadowing
Job shadowing is an excellent way to explore different careers or companies.  Learn about a company or career by experiencing it in the shadow of a working professional.  Our staff can assist you in finding a job shadowing opportunity. 

Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
Need help with writing your resume & cover letter?  Our Tool Kit is a guide filled with useful information.  You can also attend one of our monthly Resume Workshops or schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor for one-on-one assistance.

Mock Interviews
Be prepared for that big interview!  In a Mock Interview, you will be interviewed by a Career Counselor and filmed on a Flip camera.  You will be asked traditional and behavioral interviewing questions and asked to respond as if in an actual job interview.  The counselor can tailor the interview to a specific position or industry if you request this in advance.  Review the video following the interview and gain valuable insight and tips on how to improve your interview skills and performance.

abamWorkshops
The Career Services Center hosts monthly "Backpack to Briefcase" workshops on a variety of career-related topics including resume & cover letter writing, professional etiquette, job search strategies, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, etc.  With many of these workshops, we invite employers or alumni to serve as panelists. Workshops will be listed on the Career Events Calendar and HPU Pipeline email announcements are sent to inform students of these events.

Internships & Co-ops
We encourage all students to take advantage of our Internship & Cooperative Education Program.  You can gain valuable work experience as a student while earning academic credits. 

Job Search
HPU Connect is our job search website which is available exclusively to HPU students and alumni.  Search for on-campus or off-campus jobs, internships & volunteer opportunities, and connect with employers directly.