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 2014 Career Connects
Destination Travel Dates 
Application Deadline 
Hong Kong August 31 - September 7 Apply by May 15 
Indonesia August 31 - September 7 Apply by May 15
Samoa August 31 - September 7 Apply by May 15
Papua New Guinea August 31 - September 7 Apply by May 15
Salt Lake City September 29 - October 6 Apply by July 18
New York December 3 - 10 TBA
New Zealand Winter 2015 TBA

Do you want to expand your exposure to employment opportunities and extend your network of contacts for internships or permanent employment in a specific location?

Are you ready to gain inside access to employment opportunities and extend your network?

Join CareerConnect for a networking trip. Spend three intense days in your preferred city with a group of BYU Hawaii students & faculty, visiting companies and organizations, attending industry information sessions, establishing contacts with potential employers, learning from local members what its like to live and work in these locations and in some cases being able to arrange interviews.

Previous Trips and Employers Visited

Fiji LDS Employment Center, Management Team at LDS Service Center, Ministry of Labor, Q&A with Alumni Panel Members, USP Graduate School, Fiji Hotel Association, SPC, PEF Coordinator, Public Service Commission, Individual Appointment-Pacific Building Solution, KPMG, USP Language Dept, Foreign Affairs, Transparency International, Dialogue Fiji, PIANGO, UN Women, Human Rights
Australia Suncorp, Kleenmaid, ITP, Timbershades, Gardner, A1 Industries, Electrolux, Refugee Comm, Commonwealth, Quantas, LDS Fam. Serv, Griffith, QUT, Vahn Edwards, Nasio, AWS Consulting
SLC Suburban Land Reserve, Utah Governor Herbert's Office, Goldman Sachs, Xactware, UK2 Group/C7, DownEast Outfitters, Spillman Technologies, World Trade Center, Kirton McConkie, Strata Fund Services, LDS IT Department, EMC, Zions Bancorp, Ancestry.com, Deseret First Credit Union, BYU MBA Program, Adobe, DEL SOL Distribution Center, Nu Skin, Overstock.com, At Task
New York Wells Fargo, KPMG, Accenture, JetBlue, Deloitte, Searle and Co, Common Fund, Sweetwater Capital, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Macquarie Securities, NYSE, Moody's Investor Services
Seattle Boeing, Nordstrom, Fresh Consulting, Microsoft, T-Moblie, Amazon, Wong Doody, Clear Channel, Creature Advertising, Waggener Edstrom PR, Banyan Branch Social Media, Copacino & Fujikada Advertising, Weber Shandwick Communications, DNA Advertising
Hong Kong IBC Group, Standard & Poor Indices, Deloitte Touche Tomahtsu, NCH Corporation, NuSkin, Marriott International, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Vans/Reef, HSBC, Intel, LDS Church Asia Office, HK Disney
South Korea LG, ADT, Samsung, POSCO Stell, NuSkin, GS Caltex, Westin Chosun Hotel, JW Marriott, Hansum Clothing
New Zealand Care NZ, Ka Mau Te Wero, Erik Holmes Foundation Trust, LDS Church - Pacific Area, LDS Family Services, Manukau Institute of Technology, Waikato University, Auckland University, Child Youth & Family Services, Tamaki College, Massey University, Probation Services
Philippines Stream Global, Mead Johnson, Bank of Philippine Islands, Ayala Land, Shangri-La, Boehringer-Ingelheim, San Miguel, Joper Enterprise, ABS-CBN, HAS Travel, John Clement, Pioneer Insurance, KPMG, Nestle
Taiwan Mayor of Taichung, LIS Automatic/Polarjet, Chang Gang Hospital, Hua Shan Social Welfare Foundation, Lion Group, Macronix International, Elan Microelectronics, HTC, Accutex, Hota, Chin Fong Machine, China Fineblanking Technology, Grand View Hotel
Samoa Office of Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Public Services Commission, Ministry of Communication and Info Technology, Ministry of Women Community and Social Development, LDS Employment Service Center, Samoa Observer, Ministry of Tourism,Digicel, UNESCO, Samoa Law Society, Sauniatu Visit, Tamati & Hogland Law Firm, Attorney General, Ivalasi Production, Scientific Research Organization, Westpac Bank, UN Developement Program, Air New Zealand, TV3

CareerConnect provides great opportunities to meet prospective employers and learn about specific locations from church members who live and work in these cities. This program will help you develop valuable contacts to assist you in finding an internship or permanent job. Your success will largely depend upon how well you prepare in advance by researching the companies in the area and nurturing the contacts upon returning from the program. You should have a willingness to work in the city you select to visit as employers will expect you will consider there location as favorable. You should also determine the companies that you are interested in visiting and include them on your application, as visits will in part be determined by student requests.

Faculty and staff will arrange appointments with the companies that will be visited.

Student Qualifications:

  1. Have earned 60 credits or more
  2. Have earned 9 credits or more in major
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  4. If the CareerConnect city is in the United States the student must be a US Citizen.

Student Costs:

The cost of $400 to the student includes airfare, hotel room, and local transportation. This amount will be charged to the student’s account upon approval to attend. All other incidentals including meals and entertainment will be the student’s responsibility.

Typical agenda:

  1. Tuesday
  • Depart Honolulu airport to arrive at CareerConnect City no later than 9 AM Wednesday morning. HNL departure time subject to airline schedule. (*)
  1. Wednesday
  • Meet CareerConnect leader(s) at designated time and meeting place
  • Daytime - Appointments with identified companies of interest
  • Evening – Dinner and free time
  1. Thursday
  • Daytime - Appointments with identified companies of interest
  • Evening – Dinner and Fireside with local church members/leaders
  1. Friday
  • Morning - Appointments with identified companies of interest
  • Afternoon – Depart City airport for Honolulu. City airport departure time subject to airline schedule. (*)

All participants are expected to travel with the group as arranged.

(*) Airline schedules may dictate modifications to this agenda.

Contact Career Services at 808.675.3533 for more information.

Pre CareerConnect:

  • Attend student orientation and coordination meetings (typically two to three).
  • Update resume and have it reviewed by mentor or faculty intern coordinator.
  • Participate in a practice interview.
  • Submit Excused Absence Form to faculty prior to departure.
  • Research the companies being visited in order to speak intelligently with company representatives.
  • Research the area being visited.

During CareerConnect:

  • Be on time to all meetings and appointments.
  • During company visits be attentive, awake and ask questions.
  • Have hard copies of resume available.
  • Dress appropriately for the scheduled meeting or event.
  • Participate in all planned meetings and events.
  • Continue to obey the Honor Code.
  • Remember that students represent themselves, the University and the Church.

Post CareerConnect:

  • Follow-up, follow-up and follow-up with companies visited on your trip. (send thank you notes).
  • Encourage fellow students to attend future CareerConnections.
  • Thank faculty and staff for their efforts in coordinating the CareerConnect trip.
  • Fill out post CareerConnection survey evaluating the trip.

Do I have to set up my own appointments?
No, all schedules will be coordinated by the faculty & staff; however students are encouraged to be pro-active and research and recommend companies they would like to visit. If there is sufficient interest in specific companies that are not on the BYUI schedule, efforts will be made by BYUH Career Services to secure appointments where possible.

I’m looking for a job not an internship, can I still attend?
Yes, all students are eligible and encouraged to attend; in fact, around 25% of the students who attended previously were seeking entry-level positions.

What companies will we be visited?
That depends on the mix of students who are accepted and their career interests. The faculty and staff will set up appointments that are most applicable and of most interest to the students. A list of potential company visits from previous trips can be seen on the individual city pages. It is important to make sure that companies that you would like to visit are included on your application so they can be evaluated for inclusion.

I am from the area, can I meet up with the group and stay with my family?
All students are required to stay at the reserved hotel for logistical reasons, even if arriving separately or already on site. Students who meet on location are required to stay with the group the entire trip and attend all meetings, including the evening fireside. The cost will be discounted if the student is responsible for own travel to location.

Can I attend more than one CareerConnection?
Yes, but if you have attended one previously, priority may be given to students who have not.

Will I be able to see the sights of the city?
An evening fireside is typically planned on each trip, however free time is available for students to experience the sights of the city each evening.

How do I Apply?

Complete the application, save and email to Career Services per the instructions before the due date.
NOTE: CareerConnect space is limited and priority will be given based on application date and proximity of graduation date. If an insufficient number of applications are received for a specific city, that specific CareerConnect trip is subject to cancelation.

Application Form Link
(You can also trying opening the file by using Adobe Acrobat Pro)

NOTE: This form should be completed and saved with your name on your computer. Once saved, email the file under the subject: [CareerConnect city name] CareerConnect Application as an attachment to careerservices@byuh.edu by the due date.

Contact Career Services at 808.675.3533 for more information.