The students of Assistant Professor Wendy Lam, Ph.D., in HTM 3220/6220 Special Events Management (pictured above) worked with the nonprofit ClimbHI to be the event planner of its 2016 O‘ahu Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration (LEI) Career Fair held in April. LEI is a Hawai‘i Tourism Authority sponsored workforce development project created by ClimbHI to inspire Hawai‘i’s youth to select careers in the visitor industry.
Additionally, Lam’s BUS 1000 students (pictured below) volunteered at the career fair as mentors for local high school students.
Governor Ige proclaimed April to be the month of Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration, and HTM Special Events class representatives were invited to attend the Friday, April 22, proclamation ceremony, with ClimbHI.
HPU HTM Special Events class representatives at the proclamation ceremony with the governor:
Shawn Saito, Gabrielle Andrade, Wendy Lam, Ph.D., Governor Ige, Sonomi Espinosa, Miriam Rose Harrison.
More photos of the Special Events class in action here.