The Kapoʻoloku and Kūlia ma Kapiʻolani Programs for Native Hawaiian students are hiring peer mentors. (Photo by Cameron Enomoto)

By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

Getting a campus job in college can be a valuable part of your educational journey. While providing some financial support, these paid positions can also build practical skills, provide networking opportunities, and allow you to get involved. Here are some campus organizations that are hiring for the upcoming school year.

BOSA: The Board of Student Activities (BOSA) at KCC is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of educational, cultural, social, and recreational student activities on campus. Any KCC student with a GPA of 2.0 or higher who is enrolled in a minimum of six credits, at least three of which are at KCC, is eligible to apply.

“Working at BOSA has been an enriching experience for me,” said Alex Chau, the current BOSA Secretary. “BOSA isn’t just a workplace, it’s a hub for both work and enjoyment with colleagues and students alike. From enhancing my English skills to forging friendships and gaining insight into on-campus work dynamics, I recommend BOSA as a great opportunity to experience working on campus and learning new things.”

Students can apply using this Google Form until Friday, April 18. For more information, please contact

Student Congress: Student Congress, the governing body of the Associated Students of Kapiʻolani Community College (ASKCC), is searching for applicants interested in running for executive positions. Each position requires a minimum number of hours per week dedicated to the organization and elected students will be in their positions for the entire academic year.

“I initially joined Student Congress because I was a very quiet and introverted person,” said Ratana Kim, the current President of Student Congress. “I wanted to get into a leadership position since during COVID all of my classes were online. I enjoy socializing and working as a team with my friends in Student Congress to make a positive difference on campus and for future students.”

Students interested in running for a Student Congress position can view the Student Congress Election Packet and contact the current advisor, Shannon Sakaue (, for more information. 

Kapoʻoloku & Kūlia ma Kapiʻolani: Peer mentor positions for the Kapoʻoloku and Kūlia ma Kapiʻolani programs for Native Hawaiians are open for the 2024-25 school year. Responsibilities of peer mentors include assisting at new student orientation, mentoring first-year Native Hawaiian students, and providing assistance with financial aid and scholarships. Applicants are required to have completed at least one semester at KCC and be enrolled in at least 6 credits. Additionally, applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have taken Hawaiian language or have knowledge of Native Hawaiian culture and traditions. The application is due on May 31 by 4 p.m. For more information, please view the program cover letter or contact

BOSP: The Board of Student Publications (BOSP) is currently hiring for all positions. BOSP publishes student works in print and online while being guided by its mission. The BOSP mission is to provide media for instruction and training, showcase student talents, provide media for sharing information, ideas, and opinions, and support cross-curricular emphases.

“I enjoy that I can create events related to the mission of BOSP,” said Katheren Lam, a current BOSP member. “I have a lot of freedom in what I choose to do, and creating events for students is fun.” 

The positions of vice chairperson and voting member are vacant. The vice chairperson manages the budget and handles social media and public relations while the voting member acts as a student voice and assists executive members. For students interested in applying, please contact

Kapiʻo News: Kapiʻo News (yes, that’s us!) is the student newspaper of KCC that publishes online content regularly and a physical paper once a month. Staff writers are responsible for interviewing KCC students, faculty, and staff, writing articles, and providing updates about campus news and community affairs. Hours are flexible aside from a weekly meeting to discuss new story ideas and progress on current stories. Students interested in writing for Kapiʻo News can contact the advisor, Kim Baxter, at