Careers

Your Office is Changing

It may look a lot different when – or if – you come back. Furniture and accessory suppliers offer advice on how to plan for those changes, and companies discuss how they are evolving operations.

My Job: Murder Maven

NAME: Reneau Kennedy JOB: Clinical and forensic psychologist  BEGINNINGS: Kennedy was born and raised in rural Idaho. She received her doctorate in psychology from Boston University in 1994. “I did my dissertation on men who murdered and I did two…

My Job: Coffee Expert

NAME: Shawn Steiman AGE: 42 JOB: Coffee Consultant & Owner, Coffea Consulting BEGINNINGS: “Coffee had been a hobby of mine since high school, so it was something that has been a part of my life for a long time,” says…

Graduating Into Uncertainty – Part II

This is the second in a series of reports about the challenges facing high school and college seniors in Hawai‘i. Here are brief profiles of four full-time UH Mānoa seniors, each facing different challenges.   Single Mother and Aspiring Teacher…

My Job: Forecasting Weather

Name: Thomas R. Birchard Jr. Age: 50 Job: Senior forecaster, National Weather Service Honolulu/Central Pacific Hurricane Center Beginnings: After high school in the New Jersey/New York area, Birchard joined his mother on Kaua‘i. “I worked as a crew member for…

How to Change Course in Midcareer

Whether considering a new position in the same company or pivoting to a new career, consider the lessons learned from these local leaders. Here are edited and condensed excerpts from a session held at Hawaii Business Magazine’s Wahine Forum in…