The University of Hawaiʻi is hosting a Virtual IT and Intelligence Career Fair on Friday, October 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., to help students explore career options with local employers in the IT and intelligence sectors.
The event is targeted for graduating or recently graduated students who will have the opportunity to engage online with employers recruiting for current positions and internships in Hawaiʻi’s emerging IT and intelligence fields in various skill areas such as accounting, business, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, economics, engineering and project management.
“The University of Hawaiʻi is excited to once again coordinate this event to connect our students and graduates with our local employers,” said Alan Ito, UH IT workforce development and regulated policy lead. “We remain committed to building a strong IT and Intelligence workforce pipeline and ensuring we have workers with the right skills needed to fill these in-demand, high paying jobs in Hawaiʻi.”
Last spring, more than 45 employers and 250 students participated in the inaugural event. More than 55 interviews took place between students and employers and more than 200 resumes were uploaded onto the event platform for employers to access.
“This event gave us the opportunity to recruit for the many positions we have available right here at home,” said Maverick Fernandes, who is with Kamehameha Schools’ information security office. “As a result, we were able to connect with potential candidates and we were successful in hiring an intern with the right skill-set and talent to join our growing team.”
This event is just one way that Hawaiʻi companies are partnering with UH to create ways to better prepare students for their future jobs along with training, mentoring and internships.
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This fall’s event will provide opportunities for students to participate in virtual one-on-one sessions with employers. Pre-registration is required to attend the event, and participants are encouraged to upload their resumes.
Participating students are also invited to attend the pre-fair workshops October 10–12, that include a speaker panel, resume writing assistance and event prep session. The workshop schedule is below and pre-registration is required for each session.
- IT and intel industry panel, October 10, 11 a.m.–noon
- Federal resume writing workshop, October 11, 11 a.m.–noon
- General resume writing workshop, October 12, 11 a.m.–noon
- Preparation for virtual fair, October 13, 11 a.m.–noon
Participating employers are from private, government and non-profit sectors. To see the entire list of employers participating, check out the Career Fair website.
The fair is also seeking employers to participate. Employers who are interested can register and find more information here. The deadline to register as an exhibitor is September 30.
For any questions about this event, contact [email protected].
Mahalo to the event sponsors: University of Hawaiʻi and in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Defense Alliance, CIO Council of Hawaiʻi and CyberHawaii