About 1,000 students and 180 representatives from 80 companies attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Fall 2018 Career Fair at Campus Center on October 9.
In its 10th year, the event has steadily grown in participation and attendance, according to Wendy Sora, director of the Mānoa Career Center. Beyond a place for potential employers to network with students and offer internships, co-ops and career opportunities, counselors helped attendees at a résumé café with hands-on feedback.
Sora says students who attend the career fair early in their college years—as early as their first year—benefit most. “All the collection of things they have done at the university, their internships, their research projects, the class projects, that all adds to their résumé and really helps them project out to employers about what they can do,” she said.
UH Mānoa career fairs are held twice a year—in the spring and fall semesters.
UH Mānoa student Noa Kamana, a sophomore, attended this semester’s fair. “I think it is a good idea just so you can get a sense of where you might want to go after graduation and what classes you are going to need to take to where you want to be,” he said.
Participating employers and student programs included: county, state and federal agencies, travel and hospitality entities, healthcare industries, retailers and many more. View the full list at the Mānoa Career Center website.