MKC Newsletter: Vol. 1

MKC Newsletter: Vol. 1

The Maida Kamber Center has a counseling team available to help you with career exploration, transfer and graduation services. Do you need assistance with selecting a major or career path? Understanding where you are on your pathway to graduation? Understanding academic policies and procedures? Let us help you on your journey to success!

Visit us in ‘Ilima 104 for walk-in counseling Mondays – Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Explore Your Career Possibilities

Exploring potentially satisfying careers is an important aspect of your college experience at Kapi‘olani Community College. The Maida Kamber Center offers workshops and services to help you to learn more about yourself and the world of work. If you are an undecided student wanting to explore your possibilities, or have declared your major but want to learn more about careers in your field, this workshop is for you!

Career Exploration workshops:

  • Thur., Feb. 26 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Lama 118
  • Wed., April 22 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Lama 118

Sign-up by visiting ‘Ilima 104 or email Please feel free to also attend if you have not signed up in advance.


Is Your Goal To Transfer To UH Manoa?

We would like to introduce Jennifer Brown, the Ka‘ie‘ie Transfer Specialist between Kapi‘olani Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and Gemma Williams, the Ka‘ie‘ie Program Coordinator at Kapi‘olani Community College. If you are in the Ka‘ie‘ie program, want to transfer to UH Manoa, or learn more about the transfer process, please feel free to email Jennifer at or Gemma at Jennifer is usually at the Maida Kamber Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  You can book an appointment with her via Gemma has walk-in counseling Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Attend a Ka‘ie‘ie program information session:

  • Wed., Jan. 21 from 1-2 p.m. in Ilima 104
  • Tue., Jan. 27 from 1-2 p.m. in Ilima 104
  • Thur., Feb. 19 from 1-2 p.m. in Ilima 104
  • Mon., April 6 from 1-2 p.m. in Ilima 104
  • Tue., April 21 from 1-2 p.m. in Ilima 104



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Transfer Workshops

Our transfer workshops will offer helpful information to those who may be interested in transferring to a four-year university. Come and learn answers to frequently asked questions about transfer. Will my credits transfer? Do I need to have an associate degree? What GPA do I need? What should I do to transfer? Learn about degree pathways, and eligibility for automatic admission to UH Manoa, UH West O‘ahu, or UH Hilo. It’s never too early to start planning a successful transfer!

Attend our “Tips on Transferring to a 4-Year University” workshop:

  • Wed., Feb. 11, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Lama 118
  • Tue., April 14, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Lama 118

Sign-up by visiting ‘Ilima 104 or email Please feel free to also attend if you have not signed up in advance.


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Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Hawai‘i System Common Scholarships Application is now open for students to apply for over 60 scholarships for the next school year, 2015-2016. The UH System Common Scholarships Application can be found online at:  The deadline to apply is March 2, 2015.  Students are able to view system scholarships, as well as the criteria and eligibility for each, on the scholarship website.


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Occupational Statistics … Did You Know …

These occupations with a typical entry-level education of an associate’s degree are projected to have the largest number of job openings nationally in the 2012-2022 time period. Salaries are 2013 median salaries in Hawai‘i.

  1. Registered Nurses $85,900
  2. Preschool Teachers (except Special Education) $31,500
  3. Dental Hygienists $70,800
  4. Paralegals and Legal Assistants $51,800
  5. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $42,400
  6. Radiologic Technologists $67,300
  7. Web Developers $44,700
  8. Physical Therapy Assistants $48, 500
  9. Respiratory Therapists $67,500
  10. Computer Network Support Specialists $55,700

(National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections; Image src: Flazingo on Flikr)