UH virtual career fair continues

HONOLULU — The career centers from all University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges, including Kaua‘i Community College, have come together to host the second annual Virtual Career Fair, now through Oct. 1, and the public is invited to most events.

Notable events open to the public include:

• Nineteen virtual booths of potential employers;

• An hour-long interactive keynote address focused on the power of a limitless mindset and the importance of asking yourself “Why not?” featuring career and LinkedIn expert Lianne C. Zhang;

• An informational session about the state’s new Remote Ready Hawai‘i initiative, which offers free sales and customer support training to qualified candidates;

UH student-only events include:

• An invite-only UH Career Mixer where students can conduct one-on-one informational interviews with industry professionals and UH alumni;

• The It Factor Competition, where students will compete based on their LinkedIn profiles and an elevator speech.

“The It Factor Competition is something we haven’t done before,” said Su Lazo, UH Community College planning committee member.

“Our aim is to help students develop the skills and confidence to advocate their value to employers through their professional brand and how they answer the interview question, ‘Tell me about yourself.’ And, we’re grateful to have JCI Hawai‘i and Pacxa for their sponsorship and support of this event.”

Through a partnership with the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the career fair offers the public opportunities to learn about labor-marketing information, free employment services and job-training classes, in addition to meeting with employers.

To see the entire list of fair events and organizations participating in the fair, check out the UHCC Virtual Career Fair website, uhccjco.wixsite.com/careerfair. The fair is free to all attendees and registration is required to attend.

For any questions about the fair, contact the UHCC Career Fair Crew at uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

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