iKEA - Inspiring Knowledge, Empowerment and Achievement

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The iKEA program is committed to providing opportunities that enhance, support, develop healthy academic and life skills. iKEA will allow students to self-identify with the necessary tools that will assist them in making positive academic choices.


The iKEA program values:

  • Education: A positive educational experience is important in supporting students who are new, returning, or transferring to Honolulu CC. iKEA , believes that various academic strategies for classroom success is key. Our responsibility is to ensure students are supported with academic subject area tutoring, study skills concepts, and test taking strategies.
  • Community: Having a sense of community and belonging supports students college experience as they transition to college life. We will achieve this by integrating and engaging students into the Honolulu CC Campus Community through Peer Mentors and various on and off-campus program activities.
  • Partnership: Cross campus collaboration is essential in the persistence of our Honolulu CC students. iKEA will continue to bridge the gap between Academic Support, Student Services, and Instruction through on-going transparent communication, professional, and constructive feedback between divisions.
  • Diversity: iKEA recognizes, respects, and supports the diversity and multicultural student population. We will strive to promote a safe learning environment.
  • Professionalism: How students are treated and their interactions with faculty, staff and other students at Honolulu CC are very important to us. The iKEA program will influence the manner in which we interact with individuals and groups to implement policies, and create programs.

iKEA Workshop Series

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center and its collaborators will be offering an array of study and life skills workshops designed to improve your learning skills and help you achieve your academic goals. All workshops for the Fall 2021 semester will be via Zoom or WebEx (Sallie Mae sponsored workshops).

Fall 2021 Workshop Calendar [PDF]

To access workshops with a Zoom meeting link (hawaii.zoom/us), click on the link on the designated date and time of the workshop.

To access Salle Mae sponsored workshops with a WebEx meeting link (salliemaebank.webex), registration is required. To register for those workshops, click on the meeting link and follow the directions. For step by step directions, click here: How to Register for Sallie Mae Sponsored Workshops

Title of Workshop Date Time Meeting Link
Tips to Being a Successful Online College Student 8/18/2021 11:30am-12:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/92647928399
How to Use Laulima for Your Classes 8/19/2021 10:00am-11:00am https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/94393858797
Download and Install MS Office 365 8/24/2021 1:00pm-2:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/95555906970
Tips to Being a Successful Online College Student 8/24/2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91715983719
How to Use Laulima for Your Classes 8/26/2021 10:00am-11:00am https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/99037543708
Sallie Mae: Banking 101 8/31/2021 1:00pm-2:00pm WebEx Link: Banking 101
Graduation and Transfer Check 9/1/2021 11:30am-12:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91986470171
Sallie Mae: Understanding Credit (Registration required. Click on the link to register) 9/2/2021 1:00pm-2:00pm WebEx Link: Understanding Credit
How to Use Tutor.com A free 24/7 tutoring service for all HCC Students 9/7/2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/96766002664
Get Organized with Google Drive! 9/9/2021 10:00 - 11:00 am https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/92325433571
Time Management 9/13/2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/93178662483
Organizing your Semester 9/15/2021 11:30am-12:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/9492801198
Reality Check: Are You In The Right Major? 9/16/2021 10:00am-11:00am https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/938429190022
Demystify Your Job Search 9/21/2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/96058914410
Raise your GPA 9/22/2021 11:00am-12:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/92454655227
The Importance of Self-Advocacy and How it Can be Useful on Your Academic Journey 9/23/2021 2:00pm-3:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/94190472918
Sallie Mae: Identify Theft and How to Avoid it (Registration required. Click on the link to register) 9/28/2021 10:00am-11:00am WebEx Link: Identify Theft and How to Avoid it
Take Action to Meet Your Goals 9/29/2021 11:00am-12:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/92830223533
Be Resume Ready! 9/29/2021 3:30pm-4:30pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/95237523746
Ace That Interview 10/5/2021 1:00pm-2:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91740126296
Native Hawaiian Scholarships: Getting Started 10/13/2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/99794576279
U R Ur Social Media 10/15/2021 9:00am-10:00am https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/99690012522
Raise your GPA 10/19/2021 11:00am-12:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/98534586368
What Mindset Are You? (Growth or Fixed) 10/20/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/99295962772
Impress Your Class with a Google Slides Presentation 10/25/2021 11:00am-12:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/95862733886
Health & Wellness 10/27/2021 11:00am-12:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91032345305
Sallie Mae: Scholarships-Finding Free Money for College (Registration required. Click on the link to register) 10/28/2021 10:00am-11:00am WebEx Link: Scholarships-Finding Free Money for College
How to Write a Personal Statement for Scholarships 11/3/2021 1:00pm-2:00pm https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/96006322724
Sallie Mae: Understanding and Navigating Your Financial Aid Offers (Registration required. Click on the link to register) 11/9/2021 2:00pm-3:00pm WebEx Link: Understanding and Navigating Your Financial Aid Offers
Transfer Student Experience Workshop 11/29/2021 1:00 - 2:15 pm RSVP is required for this workshop. To receive the link, email Nicole at niwasaki@hawaii.edu
Sallie Mae: Understanding the Cost of Student Loan Borrowing (Registration required. Click on the link to register) 12/2/2021 11:00am-12:00pm WebEx Link: Understanding the Cost of Student Loan Borrowing

Workshops on Demand

Access these workshops anytime by simply linking on to the URL.

Title of Workshop Date/Time URL
Learn Effective Memory Techniques Available on Demand https://youtu.be/Vkx1YvcKV6M
Hidden Student Resources Available on Demand https://youtu.be/vIeMuCmJ8lI
How to Ace Your Next Test Available on Demand https://youtu.be/JWuBRUlIUfs
Study Hacks Available on Demand https://youtu.be/V_9PUPZNXkg
Take Action to Meet Your Goals Available on Demand https://youtu.be/D0r8Qy8UOdo
The One Secret to Success Available on Demand https://youtu.be/-wZ5IXkhOdI
Tips to Being a Successful Online College Students Available on Demand TBA