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King Kamehameha I Day

Monday, JUne 12, 2017

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Agrusa on 'Can Tourism Sustain Hawaii?'

As Hawai'i is projecting its first 9 million visitor year in 2017, Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management Jerry Agrusa, Ph. D., discussed on ThinkTech Hawaii "Community Matters" the state of the local tourism industry. Agrusa mentioned the study of his former graudate student, researching the film Moana: Are people more inclined to visit Hawai'i after seeing the Disney film?

US News and World Report ranks HPU in its top tier of best colleges.  Find out why.  Connect with our alumni in global leadership roles, and with our business partners in the Pacific Rim. Interact in small classes, with dynamic professors who have academic and professional backgrounds, with classmates from more than 100 different countries, and through real-world assignments and professional projects. Marketing? Finance? International Business? Technology? Tools for your future… HPU programs are designed to accommodate your own busy schedule.

Hospitality and Tourism Management (formerly Travel Industry Management)

Hawaii is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations and HPU Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) students connect to it as they study. Through internships and partnership projects with major hotels and travel providers, plus one of the most diverse cultural student and faculty populations, affiliations with major global associations and professional travel clubs, HTM students are often already connected to their first career position when they graduate.

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Over 35 HPU students, including HTM 2010 class & TIMSO, participated as mentors & volunteers for hundreds of high school students at the LEI event on April 8, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

LEI stands for Lead, Expose & Inspire.  It is a HTA-sponsored workforce development project created and provided by ClimbHI to inspire Hawai‘i’s youth to select careers in the Hawai‘i visitor industry.


Hawai'i Pacific University Students Among Those Selected to Participate in the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) Generational Mentoring Program

The Generational Mentoring Program pairs 12 general managers from across the state with 12 students from travel industry management programs in Hawai'i. This is a special program sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) and developed especially for those students who aspire to pursue a career path that could lead to being a general manager or executive in Hawai‘i’s hospitality industry.

HPU Hospitality and Tourism Management students Isabella Brostron, Gabby Andrade, Jaclyn Young, and Grace Alvarez were selected to participate in the specific program designed by Here and Now Consulting for HLTA. The Generational Mentoring Program pairs some of the best hospitatlity students in Hawai'i with the top General Managers and hospitality leaders in the state. This formalized mentoring program allows students to learn a variety of topics on leadership, emotional intellignece, personal branding, and leading through change from some of the top Hospitatlity leaders in the state.  The seven-month program allows a unique bond and connection to be established between Mentor and Mentee through discussions, debates and sharing of personal experiences. 

Thanks to the Generational Mentoring powered by Here and Now Consulting, the special program will help grow our next generation of hospitatility leaders in Hawai'i and truly help both Mentees and Mentors make their mark as Profession-Ready Global Leaders in the Hospitality industry.

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