Just like the gathering of fish in the traditional Hawaiian hukilau still practiced in the Laie Bay, BYU–Hawaii's Asia-Pacific Career Conference gathers students and potential employers in one place to network and create opportunities for one another.
"From this school ... will go forth men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally."
At the dedication of BYU–Hawaii in 1955, then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, President David O. McKay, said, "From this school ... will go forth men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally." BYU–Hawaii's Asia-Pacific Career Conference (APCC) is one of the catalysts to bring that vision to life. With employer partnerships in our target area of Asia and the Pacific, we will connect our students with international organizations that will help them work, lead, and contribute to peace internationally. By being able to bring employers to campus to meet with our BYU–Hawaii students, we can expand our school's influence to workplaces around the world as our students find sustainable work opportunities at home.
Within the Laie community on the North Shore, we have rich history and traditions that have remained a part of our culture for many years. The hukilau being one of those events, which stems from a Hawaiian tradition of fishing, described as "the process of pulling (huki) the ropes from the fishing nets, women with leaves (lay) along the outside, in from the sea." Just as our students cast their nets into the ocean, they are seeking those opportunities to catch sustenance that will influence their future careers and communities.
What is APCC?
The Asia-Pacific Career Conference is a four-day, annually recurring event focused on improving lives in the Asia-Pacific through professional career development. Employers, students, faculty, and other expert professionals from across the region convene at one of the earth’s most beautiful universities—BYU–Hawaii—to network with, learn from, and recruit one another into great jobs.
The conference is focused exclusively on the Asia-Pacific area, BYU–Hawaii’s targeted area of focus. Participating employers must have hiring demand within the region and are expected to recruit for positions therein only. All BYU–Hawaii students and faculty are welcome and expected to attend.
When is our conference held?
APCC 2020 will be held during the dates of March 4-7, 2020.
Conference attendees coming in from out of town are encouraged to stay at the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore hotel located a short walk from BYU–Hawaii.
Where are our employers from?
We have employers from over 15 different countries represented at our conference.
(Red: specific APCC employers, Grey: global employers)