Kamehameha Schools  

Career Professionals Network

The Kamehameha Schools’ Career Professional Network (CPN) was created to provide college students a comfortable platform for professional networking. Through CPN services and activities, students are given the opportunity to connect and gain knowledge from experts in their field of interest, giving them the opportunity to make good career choices.

CPN professionals can help students increase their knowledge and skills, as well as helping them to become more attractive to potential employers, once they enter the workforce. The students also benefit from building a network of contacts, connecting their educations to the workforce, increasing comfort in a work environment, making informed career choices and understanding workplace expectations.

CPN offers seven specific services that can help students get a leg up in the professional world.

  • Career Presentations and Speakers – CPN professionals can share their expertise in their field to guide students to understanding what is needed for a successful career.
  • Information Interview – CPN students can request these to ask questions of a professional in their desired field that can help them make good career decisions.
  • Career Site Visits/Job Shadowing – These allow CPN students to visit a business or organization to see how it is run on a day-to-day basis. This allows students to follow along and see what a typical day is like in their respective field.
  • Internship Opportunities – Internships are opportunities for students to work at a business, on a temporary basis, to gain real world experience in the field. They also allow students to build networks and tend to lead to easier employment opportunities.
  • Mock Interviews – A mock interview is a good way for students to prepare for an actual employment interview. It allows the students to learn how they can improve the way they present themselves and can lower the level of anxiety one has when going through the interview process.
  • Resume Assistance – CPN professionals can provide industry-specific information to students to help them put together a competitive resume.
  • CPN Networking Mixers – Networking mixers are held four times a year to allow students to build their personal networks and work on their networking skills.

To become a CPN member, email at ks_cphc@ksbe.edu, or call (808) 534-8280.

 

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