By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer
KCC will be having its second College Transfer and Employment Fair on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. around the Great Lawn. The fair will be open to students, alumni, and the general public.
Co-sponsored by the Employment Prep Center, Maida Kamber Center (MKC), and Board of Student Activities (BOSA), the fair will have more than 100 total employers and four-year university representatives to assist anyone who needs help in finding/applying for a job or looking to transfer to a university after KCC.
“Students who are interested in transferring on to earn a bachelor’s degree … will have the opportunity to talk to a variety of college representatives from four-year institutions to learn more about their admission process [and] degree programs,” said Lisa Yrizarry, a MKC counselor.
Here are a few of the many college representatives and employers that will be present during the fair:
- UH Mānoa
- UH West Oʻahu
- UH Hilo
- Pacific University
- Hawaiʻi Pacific University
- Grand Canyon University
- University of Phoenix (Hawaiʻi campus)
- Argosy University (Hawaiʻi campus)
- Clinical Labs of Hawaiʻi, LLP
- American Savings Bank
- Crazy Shirts
- Jeans Warehouse
- Tanaka of Tokyo
- YMCA of Hawaiʻi
- Honolulu Police Department
- Hawaiʻi Family Dental Centers
“The majority of the employers that are going to be coming to campus are hiring,” said Dusty Bailey, the career and job placement coordinator. “ … If students are looking for a position while they’re continuing to go to school, there will be employers [who] will represent that … and [there will] also [be] employers who are interested in hiring students after graduation.”
In addition to preparing for the fair, workshops are being held from now until March 8 by the Employment Prep Center and Maida Kamber Center. Students are encouraged to participate in these workshops to prepare themselves for the upcoming fair.
“Make sure to … get your resume critiqued, have a professional resume, and dress professionally,” Bailey said in regards to preparing for the employment side of the fair.
“I think it’s never too early to plan your career and transfer, and this is a great opportunity to do that,” Yrizarry said.
Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that Dusty Bailey and Lisa Yrizarry will be conducting the workshops leading up to the fair. The Employment Prep Center and Maida Kamber Center (MKC) will be conducting these workshops. We apologize for the error.