Career Development Center

About Us

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Career Development Center provides students and alumni with the necessary resources to be highly competitive individuals in the college-to-career transition. Recognizing that the global workplace is a forever changing environment, Career Development supports students to be prepared, adaptable, dynamic and resourceful, while embodying the values of Pono, Kuleana, and Aloha.

As students preprare for their future careers, we encourage engagement in many of the activities outlined in the Student-to-Professional Pathway provided below:

 

Student-to-Professional Pathway

THE SEARCh
Learn, research and explore

  • MEET YOUR CAREER ADVISOR
    Explore career pathways that align with your interest.
  • TAKE A CAREER/PERSONALITY ASSESMENT
    What interests you? What careers are a good fit.
  • CREATE A HANDSHAKE PROFILE
    Start developing your professional outline presence
  • ATTEND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SESSION
    Learn about options to gain hands-on learning experience.
  • JOIN A STUDENT ORGANIZATION
    Participate in a club aligned with your major.
  • BUILD YOUR SKILLS
    Volunteer, work part-time.

 THE PROCESS
FIND, ACT AND GROW

  • ATTEND EMPLOYER INFO SESSIONS
    Connect with employers. Where are the career opportunities?
  • JOIN A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
    Start networking with career professionals.
  • FINE-TUNE YOUR INTERVIEWING SKILLS
    Complete a mock interview with career advisors.
  • FACULTY ADVICE
    Consult with faculty about career options.
  • SECURE AN INTERNSHIP
    Gain career-related work experience.
  • PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
    Support faculty in their research and present findings.
  • CREATE A LINKEDIN PROFILE
    Expand your online presence. Start building a professional network and create a robust LinkeIn profile.
  • CREATE A STAND OUT RESUME
    Meet with career advisor to ensure you have a "stand out" resume.
  • PURSUE POST-GRADUATE OPTIONS
    Grad school? Full-time job? Peace Corps? Military?
  • REFLECTION WORKSHOPS
    Attend Career Development reflection workshops to organize collegiate and experiential learning in ways that market your career potential.

THE DESTINATION
JOIN, NETWORK AND SEARCH

  • JOIN HPU ALUMNI COUNCIL
    Connect, network and support HPU alumni.
  • BE A MENTOR
    Contribute to the professional development of HPU students through alumni programming.
  • FIND A MENTOR
    Seek career advice from a seasoned professional in your organization/network.
  • BE CURIOUS
    Keep learning about your profession, organization, and growth opportunities.
  • BE ACTIVE
    Participate in professional organizations and work committees.
  • SET STRETCH GOALS
    Acquire new skills, earn certifications/grad degree, seek out promotions.

REQUEST APPOINTMENT 

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm except for Federal and (most) State Holidays.

Location

500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Building 6: Suite 440
Honolulu, HI 96813

Contact

Give us a call at (808) 544-0230 or email us at cdc@hpu.edu.

NEW!

The Career Development Center is offering virtual resources including recorded webinars, recorded employer info sessions, and virtual career advising.

Virtual career advising is now available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Simply call (808) 544-0230 or email cdc@hpu.edu and we’ll meet with you virtually within 15 mins after contacting our office.

 

Upcoming Events

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