Undergraduate Students

The Office of Internships and Career Development at Shidler College of Business provides career-related internships to gain real world experience while earning academic credits. Through the internship program, students strengthen their employment opportunities in the marketplace after graduation and gain greater insight into the selection of a career path, and network with professionals in their chosen field.

The Career Development Office provides extensive on-campus interview programs, career fairs, and workshops. The office is dedicated to assisting students in their career growth and development, and to helping employers identify and select highly qualified candidates. A broad range of services are offered to enhance our students’ employment marketability. From career search and information sources to skills development workshops, we seek to educate, train, and advise our students to ensure successful preparation for entry in the business job market, and assist students in making the right career decisions.

The office maintains a business and alumni network that provides a link between recruiters and students, to maximize the potential for successful internship and permanent job placement.

For more information on the various programs, contact the Career Services Office at (808) 956-6972 or (808) 956-9330. Questions regarding graduate-level internships and career development should be directed to (808) 956-3122. Visit the internship and career development website at shidler-hawaii-csm.symplicity.com for an active list of internships and jobs, along with valuable career links.

Graduate Students

Students have access to internships, career development assistance, and strong networking opportunities with fellow students, alumni, and the business community at large. The Office of Graduate Career Services and Professional Development provides career planning and professional development services for Shidler graduate students and alumni. The office offers career strategy and planning workshops, individual coaching and career management services, mentorship programs, and guest speaker events. Graduate students, who participate in the Professional Development Series, are exposed to a variety of industries and occupations by the Shidler College of Business’ employer partners and Graduate Career Services. Students are also equipped with basic professional development tools to support their career planning.

Shidler graduate students and alumni will have lifetime access to the Career Services Platform, Shidler Career Links. Students will be able to post their resumes, and search for internship and job opportunities posted by Shidler’s employer partners. Students will be able to access career related announcements. Access Shidler Career Links at: shidler-hawaii-csm.symplicity.com.

The Office of Graduate Career Services and Professional Development offers lifetime services to support the Shidler student and alumni career efforts and ambitions. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Career Services and Professional Development at (808) 956-3122.

International Study

In addition to the study abroad programs offered through the UH Manoa Study Abroad Center and the UH Manoa’s International Exchange (MIX) Office, the following Shidler College sponsored programs are available.

Asian Field Study

Shidler College offers two Asian Field Study courses, a summer 10-week, 6 credit course (BUS 477/677) which includes three weeks in Asia, and a variable credit course (BUS 476/676), which includes a required preparatory course (BUS 475/675) followed by one to three weeks in Asia. Students visit companies, factories, economic agencies, and government offices to learn more about organizational structure, government policies, and international competition and their effect on these units. Classes are held on campus before and after the field study. BUS 475/476/477 are approved IB electives. IB major, entrepreneurship major, and management major electives, and BUS 675/676/677 qualify for the entrepreneurship certificate. Consult with your academic advisor to determine applicability. Some Shidler College scholarships are available on a competitive basis to help defray the costs.

Shidler College International Exchange Agreements

Shidler College students can apply to study abroad in connection with several official exchange agreements between Shidler College of Business and overseas partner universities. These international universities include:

Chulalongkorn University in Thailand;
City University of Hong Kong;
Copenhagen Business School in Denmark;
ESC Rennes School of Business in France;
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
Keio University in Japan;
Keio Business School (MBA) in Japan;
Korea University;
National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan;
National University of Singapore;
Seoul National University in Korea;
Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Antai College in China
SKEMA Business School of France
Thammasat University in Thailand;
University of Hong Kong;
Waseda University in Japan;
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany;
Yonsei University in Korea.

Other UH Manoa partner universities that are AACSB-accredited include:

Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Ewha Womans University in Korea;
Fudan University in China;
Kyungpook National University in Korea;
Monash University in Australia;
National Taiwan University;
Sogang University in Korea;
University of Auckland in New Zealand;
University of Otago in New Zealand;
University of Technology, Sydney in Australia;
University of Waikato in New Zealand;
Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

In most cases, business courses are offered in English, language training is available, and the host schools often plan excursions for exchange students. Undergraduate students must enroll in IS 099 at UH Manoa and Graduate students must enroll in BUS 667 as full-time students at UH Manoa, therefore, the host school tuition is waived. Travel awards and Shidler Scholarship programs (e.g., Freeman Asia Abroad, Johnson International Scholarship) are available on a competitive basis to help defray costs. To be nominated to a Shidler partner university, students must apply through the UH MIX program. Upon nomination, the student will make travel arrangements and coordinate housing requests directly with the partner university. For more information, visit shidler.hawaii.edu/international or contact the Office of Student Academic Services in BusAd B-101 or call (808) 956-8215.

Student Organizations

Active student organizations within Shidler College provide students with opportunities to interact socially, academically, and professionally. These organizations include Accounting Club, American Marketing Association, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Executive Society of Tomorrow, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Financial Management Association, Information Technology Management Association, Inter-Business Council, International Business Organization, and Society of Human Resource Management. Students with superior academic records are invited for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business majors, and Beta Alpha Psi for accounting majors.

The Graduate Business Student Association is a focal point of graduate student life at Shidler College. All graduate business students are members. Its purpose is to foster student leadership ability and promote socially responsible business practices.

Guest speakers, tours of local businesses, workshops, seminars, and internships are supported by the various student organizations—many of which have earned national recognition and awards for their contributions to the professional development of Shidler College students.

Honors and Awards

Shidler College of Business and its departments provide scholarships and awards to exceptional students. For a list of these scholarships, see the “Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid” section of this Catalog. Detailed information on scholarships can be obtained at www.star.hawaii.edu.