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In his inaugural address, President John S.K. Kauwe III declared Brigham Young University–Hawaii’s commitment to “advancing programs and experiences that are specifically developed to serve the students and the people of the Pacific Islands and Asia.”

The Asia-Pacific Career Conference allows students the professional development and exposure they need to prepare for life after BYU–Hawaii. By connecting students to international organizations, we can expand the university’s influence on workplaces worldwide, providing graduates with sustainable work opportunities everywhere.


2022 Theme

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"From this school ... will go forth men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally."
David O. McKay

Our Story

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. Thanks to generous donations from the Yamagata Foundation, BYU–Hawaii has been able to host this amazing one-of-a-kind event here on campus for three years. With employer partnerships in Oceania and the Asian Rim, 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.

APCC 2022 Chart Your Course

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 2022 will be held during the dates of March 2-4.

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?

Since 2018 we've had participants from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. mainland. This year more organizations from the U.S. with international connections have been invited to participate because of travel challenges due to COVID-19. We're excited to partner with organizations that are interested in our diverse, domestic, and international student body.

2018 - 2020 APCC Facts

Jobs & Internships offered and accepted since APCC 2018
Employers, universities and other organizations have attended APCC
of employers that have attended have offered jobs & internships
Career Fair attendees both international and domestic (2020 Career Fair)