By Estefania Magdalena | Staff Writer
On Wednesday and Thursday, the University of Hawai‘i and its colleges will host the first ever virtual job fair, which is also the first time that all UHCC campuses have worked together for a job fair.
“The intent is to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about career paths from hiring professionals, build relationships with employers, and find part-time and full-time jobs in a wide variety of industries,” said Su Lazo, who works at Kapiʻolani Community College’s Employment Prep Center.
All employers are hiring for positions that are available now despite the prolonged economic uncertainty from Covid-19. This in turn will allow those interested in getting an interesting job offer to contact employers from the comfort of where they want.
During the conference on Wednesday, various employers from areas such as finance, medicine, customer service, and marketing will be present at the conference. Among them are CVS Health/Longs Drugs, Bishop & Company, The Queen’s Medical Center, Network 2000, LLC., YMCA of Honolulu, Bayada Home Care, and First Hawaiian Bank.
During the second day of the virtual job fair, other employers related to the same items will be present. Confirmed employers include Attention Plus Care, FCH Enterprises, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Island Palm Communities, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), Central Pacific Bank, U.S. Census Bureau, and Hawaiian Cool Water & Coffee Systems Hawaii.
“As organizers, we look forward to learning from this event in an effort to determine if this is a viable addition that we can continue to offer to our students and community organizations,” Lazo said.
Although the days of contact with employers will be on Wednesday and Thursday, the job fair will begin on Monday where professional tools will be provided in a Job Fair Success Strategies Webinar. O’ahu UHCC’s four professional advisers will provide their tips for navigating the virtual job fair, and the moderator will be a Leeward CC student. This event will be held at 9 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10 a.m., there will be tips for writing and effective resume webinar. The objective is for students to obtain resources to create a resume that stands out from the rest. To assist it is necessary to connect via Zoom to the event.
Carol Kagimoto, the career or job prep specialist from Honolulu CC, Su Lazo from Kapi’olani CC, Cori Conner from Leeward CC, and Ha’aheo Pagan from Windward CC are the members of the team of organizers of O’ahu UHCC who are coming together to host the O’ahu Virtual Job Fair.
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