Career Center

Welcome to Kaua'i Community College Career Center!

The Career Center provides free resources to assist you from the beginning to the end of your academic journey! We are here to help you focus on your career needs, develop a plan to achieve your goals and prepare for the changing employment market.  Assessment, individual counseling as well as workshops, career events, classroom presentations and connections with employers are available. 
All services are available by appointment, which can be made by using MySuccess from the MyUH Portal, calling 808-245-0132 or emailing mshenry@hawaii.edu.  We look forward to helping you!  

Melissa Henry
Career Counselor
Phone:  (808) 245-0132
Email:  mshenry@hawaii.edu

Assessments are used to gather information and help determine appropriate next steps.   It’s a tool to help you learn more about your interests, values, and skills. Assessments can also help you understand your field of study, career needs, and possibilities so you can make well-informed decisions about your future.
 
KCC’s Career Center plays an important role in this process by orienting you to the assessment procedures, answering questions about the purpose of specific assessment, and following through to help you use these results to explore and make decisions about majors, occupations, and jobs suggested by the results.
 
Using assessments is one part of the process by which one gathers information about self and careers, and then uses that information in conjunction with labor market information (discussed more in career exploration) to make informed decisions.

Available Online Assessments:

RIASEC helps you develop an educational plan for high school or college. RIASEC is an abbreviation that stands for realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional. 
 
LIFESTYLE QUIZ How much money do you need to make in order to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of?  Take this quiz to find out how much your future lifestyle could cost and what salary you need to make in order to afford it.
 
FOCUS2CAREER helps you choose majors offered at Kauai Community College, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. It can also help you plan for and achieve career success throughout your lifetime.

Available through the Career Center

Strong Interest InventoryThe Strong Interest Inventory® online assessment provides robust insight into your interests, so you can consider potential careers, your educational path and the world of work.

 

mbti CertifiedThe Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is an online personality assessment. It’s a robust tool for self-awareness and improvement.  This assessment helps you improve how you communicate, learn, and work. 

 

JISTJIST Career Solutions offers a wide variety of assessments to help you find rewarding, stable work and can provide you with effective solutions to get you working.

  • College Majors Scorecard (CMS) can help you focus and decide on a field of study or a particular major within that field.
  • College Survival and Success Scale (CSSS) is about identifying your skills and attitudes necessary to be an excellent college student. Learn what it takes to survive and succeed in college.
  • Ability Explorer helps you discover which abilities are your best ones. It then connects your top abilities to potential careers. Knowing about your abilities can help you make the most of them when planning your future.
  • Life Skills Inventory (LSI) helps you identify life skills you may wish to develop or further develop to become healthier and more productive. Life skills are the skills you rely on to manage your personal relationships and career development.
  • Job Search Attitude Inventory (JSAI) helps you to identify your attitudes about looking for a job. Your attitude when looking for a job is the most important factor in finding employment.
  • Barriers to Employment Success Inventory (BESI) helps you identify obstacles that may keep you from getting a good job or from getting ahead in your career. It will then recommend ways to overcome these barriers.
  • Transition-To-Work Inventory (TWI) helps you make your career transition more effective and more rewarding. Regardless of your past work experience or skill level, it guides you toward a more informed decision by identifying careers that are related to your interests.

John Holland’s Self-Directed Search® (SDS®)John Holland’s Self-Directed Search® (SDS®) is a career assessment and exploration tool that matches your aspirations, activities, and talents to the career choices and educational opportunities that fit you best.


 


Occupational Outdoors Handbook - OOH-Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) -The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education, and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

 

ONETO*NET - A tool for career exploration and job analysis.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


Hawaii Career ExplorerHawaii Career Explorer - This site will show you what Hawaii’s High Demand and High Earning Occupations are and the projected growth for each job.

 

Conservation Career CompassConservation Career Compass - Navigate your way to a career in sustainability by clicking on each point on the Conservations Career Compass: Academic Programs, Scholarships, Jobs, Internships & Fellowships, Volunteer, Community Events, Navigator Spotlights, and Career Guidance.

Career Kikua
Career Kokua - Detailed descriptions provided to help with your localized career path. 

 


Hawaii Career Pathway SystemHAWAI‘I CAREER  PATHWAY SYSTEM is a framework of broad groupings of career specialties/occupations that are called pathways. The specialties/occupations included in each of the Pathways have common skills and knowledge. All occupations are included in the Hawai‘i Career Pathway System. 

 

FAFSA Explore Your Career OptionsFAFSA-Explore Your Career Options- Turn your passions and interests into a career with the help of Federal Student Aid to fund your educational path.

 
College NavigatorCollege Navigator- Research, evaluation, and statistics provided to guide your decision to choose the college, education, or training programs to meet your goals.

 

Student Employment offers a variety of on-campus jobs while working around your class schedule.  Earn money while developing real-world experience and getting to know your college.

Click here to review the job JOB LISTING.  

Contact the career center to apply.

Career Center

Kauai Community College 
One-Stop Center 105A
Melissa Henry
Career Counselor
808-245-0132
mshenry@hawaii.edu
http://kauai.hawaii.edu/careers

To apply on your own CLICK HERE for instructions on how to job search and apply for on-campus employment.


The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

General Eligibility

***Students who do not meet the general student employment eligibility requirements and have special considerations may request that an exception be granted.  All exceptions will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis and likely would require an in-person consultation at the Career Center in the One-Stop Center

Enrollment Requirements

Students must be enrolled at UH at least half-time. This is generally defined as follows:

  • Undergraduates & all Unclassified students (6 credits)
  • Community College students (6 credits)
  • Classified Graduate Students (4 credits)
  • All 700 Thesis and 800 Dissertation candidates (1 credit)

International students are required to carry a full-time course load in accordance with federal rules. Students must consult with their Designated School Official (DSO) for special considerations.

GPA Requirements

All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible to work. Generally, this includes the following:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates, community college, Law students, and Unclassified students.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduate students.
  • Some schools and colleges within UH may have a different definition of satisfactory academic progress for their students.

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