Online Event Connects UH Grads to IT, Intelligence Career Opportunities
Graduating students and recent grads of the University of Hawaiʻi system interested in pursuing careers in the information technology and intelligence sectors will have another chance to connect with employers in Hawai’i during an upcoming online career fair.
UH is hosting its second Virtual IT and Intelligence Career Fair from 10 a.m.m-1 p.m. Oct. 14. Participants will be able to engage online with employers recruiting for current positions and internships in Hawai‘i’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 Hawai‘i is excited to once again coordinate this event to connect our students and graduates with our local employers,” Alan Ito, UH IT workforce development and regulated policy lead, said in a press release. “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 Hawai‘i.”
The event will give those who participate opportunities for one-on-one sessions with participating employers. Participating students are also invited to attend pre-fair workshops from Oct. 10–13. The times, dates and topics of the pre-fair workshops are:
- 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 10: IT and intel industry panel.
- 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 11: Federal résumé writing workshop.
- 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 12: General résumé writing workshop
- 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 13: Preparation for virtual fair.
Pre-registration is required for each session.
Employers participating in the online career fair represent various private, government and nonprofit organizations, agencies and businesses. To see the entire list of employers participating, check out the career fair website.
The fair is also seeking employers to participate. Employers interested in being a part of the event can register and find more information here. The deadline to register as an exhibitor is Sept. 30.
Last spring, more than 45 employers and 250 students participated in the inaugural IT and intelligence career fair. 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,” Maverick Fernandes with Kamehameha Schools’ information security office said in the press release. “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.”
Pre-registration is required to attend the career fair. To register, click here. Participants also are encouraged to upload their résumés.
For questions about this event, email [email protected].