Hundreds gather for career fair at UH Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Hundreds of University of Hawaii at Manoa students and recent alumni got the opportunity to further their job searches Tuesday.

The university held a spring career fair at Campus Center with more than 140 representatives from 77 organizations.

Potential employers included retailers like Times Supermarkets, Macy’s and Ross Dress for Less, the military and the Honolulu Police Department.

“Our career fairs are really intended for students of all levels in college, everywhere from their first year in school to graduating seniors, because we know that the success of students when they graduate in their careers is really a culmination of all the experiences they’ve had while they were in school,” said Wendy Sora, UH Career Center, “their internships, their part-time work, their cooperative education opportunities that really provide them with the knowledge and the skill sets to make them very competitive.”

“It’s just a really cool opportunity to see all the different jobs in Hawaii,” said UH sophomore Mark Hayashi. “They have a lot of entry-level positions that have a lot of progress for higher positions.”

Last spring, more than 800 students attended the career fair, and participants say this year’s turnout seemed even larger.

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