About the Office of Advising and Career Development
The Office of Advising and Career Development assists students and alumni with major and career exploration, internship exploration, career planning, and graduate school preparation. Throughout the academic year, we offer a variety of career workshops and events as well as career fairs designed to connect students with prospective employers. In addition, the office runs the Career Development program which we highly encourage students to participate in. We believe that career development is a process, and advise students to begin early and take ownership of their career decisions.
The Office of Advising and Career Development does not to act as an employment or placement agency. We provide students with the tools, resources and opportunities to identify part and full-time jobs, internships and appropriate graduate schools. Ultimately, students are responsible for their placement or outcome.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or (808) 735-4815.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
At the Office of Advising and Career Development, we occasionally receive requests from parents or family members concerning their student’s participation in our services, visits to our office or for more information regarding career counseling sessions. Because we are an office at a post secondary institution, we follow strict guidelines concerning the release of student information, as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Making College Count
How can your student get the best return on your investment in their college education–a good job within their career path.
Good grades and the right major are important blocks in the foundation of finding a job after graduation. There are, however, other steps students can take to increase their value to potential employers.
Internships and Volunteer Experience. Maybe the most important thing a student can do is find an internship-get real work experience in the field. Many employers look within their own internship programs when they need to fill entry-level positions.
Visit the Academic and Career Preparation Office. Research shows that tapping into the resources offered by Advising and Career Development can increase the likelihood of getting a job offer.
Start the job-search process early.
- Find the right major and start to plot a career path during the first year.
- Start exploring internship opportunities. What’s better than an internship the summer after junior year? Multiple internships. First-year and sophomore students may find internships too.
While the Academic and Career Development Office won’t “place” a student in a job, they teach student’s skills that will help them find their way onto and up the career ladder. They teach students how to put together winning resumes and cover letters, how to interview successfully, and how to dress professionally. They critique resumes, practice interview techniques, and post job listings. All services are free to current students, and alumni
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
How Can You Help Your Student?
As a parent, you want to make sure that your student succeeds inside and outside the classroom. This is where Advising and Career Development comes in. We help students prepare themselves for a successful postgraduate career while they’re still in school.
At the beginning of the year, Advising and Career Development recommends that student join the Career Development Program. This program takes student from their freshman year to senior year, and guides them on the path to being career ready.
Exploration: Your student can discover more about their strengths by having your student complete career assessments. Combined with individualized career counseling, these will help your student choose a major and career. Please have your student click this link to start: Chaminade University Sokanu
- Preparation: Your student can fine-tune their resume, cover letter, interviewing skills and much more by making sure that everything is in place to begin the inevitable job search or other post-graduation experience.
- Engagement: Your student can benefit from events like the Job Fair and Career Fair, career workshops, and more.
- Student Appointment: encourage your student to make and appointment to meet with a career counselor. They can contact us at [email protected] or (808) 735-4815.