Student Resources

As an HPU student, the Career Development Center is here to help you with every step of your career development process during and after your college experience. 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. 

WHAT WE OFFER

Our Career Advisors are available to meet with you for guidance and insight for pursuing a career path, participating in our Internship & Co-op Program, finding a part-time or full-time job, and more.

The Strong Interest Inventory® (Strong) assessment measures career and leisure interests. It is based on the work of E. K. Strong Jr., who originally published his inventory on the measurement of interests in 1927. The assessment is often used to aid people in making educational and career decisions.

The Strong assessment measures interests in four main categories of scales:

  • General Occupational Themes
  • Basic Interest Scales
  • Personal Style Scales
  • Occupational Scales

For $10, students and alumni can take these assessment on-line and receive a comprehensive profile report based on your answers. A follow-up appointment is scheduled with a Career Advisor 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.

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) is a personality inventory rooted in Carl Jung’s psychological type theory. It was developed in the 1940s by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs and has been researched and studied extensively since then. There are 16 unique type codes. All type codes and descriptions are based on psychologically healthy behaviors, and there are no good or bad types.

There are many uses of the MBTI and understanding your personality type. However, it should be noted that no assessment can lead to answers that explain all human complexity. This is a tool to be used in the process of the respondent’s personal development (Manual, p. 116). The Career Report provided by the Career Development Center can help you recognize how to approach situations (in work, school, or otherwise) in a way that suits your style. It can also help you in exploring your major and career options, developing your career plan, and progressing from a student to professional. The MBTI can also help you…

  • Develop your leadership style
  • Develop your management style
  • Work in teams and groups
  • Find occupations and careers suited to your preferred work environment
  • In the problem solving and decision making processes
  • Deal with stress
  • Develop new skills
  • Organize tasks
  • Manage your time

For $15 students and alumni can take the assessments on-line and receive a comprehensive profile report based on your answers. A follow-up appointment is scheduled with a Career Advisor 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.

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Need help with writing your resume & cover letter? Schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor for one-on-one assistance.

Call us at (808) 544-0230 or cdc@hpu.edu

Be prepared for that big interview!

In a Mock Interview, you will be interviewed by a Career Advisor and you have an option to be filmed on a camera. You will be asked traditional and behavioral interviewing questions and asked to respond as if in an actual job interview. Advisors can tailor the interview to a specific position or industry if you request this in advance. Advisors will give you valuable insight and tips on how to improve your interview skills based on your performance.

We encourage all students to take advantage of our Internship & Cooperative Education Program. Gain valuable work experience as a student while earning academic credit(s). Visit our Career Events Calendar frequently to see what employers are on campus recruting talented students to intern. also, pay attention to HPU Pipeline for great internship and employment annoncements!

Career Toolkits

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First & Last Name, HPU Student I.D. #, and a Contact Phone Number