disability
Going back to school or enrolling in college for the first time can present various challenges ranging from lack of confidence to fear of the unknown. For students with disabilities, the challenges can become so overwhelming that finishing the week’s assignments, never mind the full semester, may seem nearly impossible. […]

Hiding Among the Crowd


Amanda Lanham
Growing up, Amanda Lanham never considered her gender as a detriment in discussing future aspirations. With a mother who has made it her mission to encourage young girls to take interest in the field of technology, Lanham joined in that mission by following her passion for the arts and enrolling […]

Setting the Example for Future Girls in Tech


Dr. Amber Pope
Starting from a young age, Dr. Amber Pope was intrigued by the human condition and what makes people think and act a certain way. After witnessing what she believed to be mental health issues among some of those closest to her, she was inspired to pursue a career in counseling, […]

Opening the Conversation



Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and it is a time to celebrate the achievements African-Americans have made throughout history. As an institution of higher learning, Hodges University promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency, and to celebrate Black History Month, we are highlighting one student, faculty, staff and alumni, who […]

Celebrating Black History Month


Luisaura Fox
Luisaura Fox has a long-standing history with Hodges University, and as manager of English as a Second Language (ESL) Student Services in Fort Myers, she sees herself in many of the students seeking her assistance. Whether it is legal paperwork, a fear of going to college or difficulties in transitioning […]

Reminding Students of the “Why”


Pilar Contardo
As one of the universal languages, English is spoken by individuals of all ages, races and cultures throughout the world. At Hodges University, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program attracts students from various parts of the world who desire to learn a language far different from their own. […]

Learning to Speak the Universal Language



Men in Hodges University Classroom
College campuses have seen many changes over the years. Not only are there variations in learning styles and shifts in academic programming to meet workforce demands, but the growing gender gap between male and female students proves that higher education is a continuously evolving entity. Since 1979, the number of […]

Mystery Men: The Gender Gap Between Men and Women in ...


Disability Support Blog Post
By Lourdes Araujo, M.S. Registered Intern, Counseling and Disability Support Manager Perhaps there was a time when you felt uncomfortable or inadequate when seeking a job opportunity. You felt you had the essential qualifications, but you still believed there were some concerns that crossed an employer’s mind. Don’t let your […]

Getting a Job with a Disability


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By Jama Thurman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH11424, Career Services Manager and Counselor According to the Jobvite Annual Recruiter Survey 2016, 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn during the recruiting process. LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network with more than 500 million users in more than 200 countries and […]

Why Every Student Should Use LinkedIn