I am graduating with a computer science degree around June.
I would like to get some input/advice on if I should stay in California or go back to Hawaii.
Thank you for your time and I appreciate any help,
Thank you very much for your inputs. I will keep that in mind while I am on my job search.
While there obviously aren't as many technology companies here in Hawaii as there are in California - there are opportunities if you're willing to realize that you may not make as much as the mainland and you have to deal with the consistently beautiful weather! :)
That being said, just having a computer science degree is not enough anymore. Have you done any programming outside of school? Are you interested/experienced with .NET, Java, Ruby, iOS, Android, etc.? Many companies will hire recent college graduates that have had some programming background (not necessarily in the flavor that they're using) for entry level positions and will be willing to teach you once you get on board.
One such local company is HMSA (AKA the Hawaii Medical Service Association or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii). They have openings for entry level Application Developers and well as positions for more experienced tech folks. In fact, they have over a dozen open technology positions. Everything from Systems Analysts to DBAs to Software Engineers and more!
There are technology jobs in Hawaii - just be persistent! Good luck!