Life at Hodges


Image of success written in the sand.
Hodges University is home to almost 2,000 students, each with their own story to tell. Many students face struggles every day, whether it is financial, medical, family or work, but each student has something to prove, either to themselves or to someone else. For Jeanette “Jay” Colon, a degree means […]

Succeeding in the Face of Doubt


Interview Attire
By Jama Thurman, Career Services Manager and Counselor Your interview attire and professional appearance can make or break you when meeting a prospective employer. First impressions are important. When in doubt, it is always best to dress professionally and conservatively. Unless you know the office setting is casual, wear a […]

Make an Impression: Interview Attire and Professional Appearance


Hodges University
How Hodges is Changing Lives – One Student, Faculty and Staff Member at a Time Fall has arrived at Hodges University, and students, faculty, staff and administrators are preparing for another successful semester. For members of the Hodges community, a strong sense of Panther Pride exists within the walls of […]

The Impact of Our University



IDS Degree
The decision to earn a degree is not one to be taken lightly. For those with clear-cut career aspirations, there is an added peace of mind in knowing exactly what type of degree program they’re seeking. If you want to be a teacher, pursue an education major; if you’d like […]

What Can You Do with an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree?


Education words on a Scrabble board
There is a special place in Dr. Cynthia Gomez’s heart for at-risk students. A teacher by trade, she has taught students of all ages and grade levels from elementary to high school, making a difference along the way; however, as the director of developmental education at Hodges University, her passion […]

Helping At-Risk Students Reach Their Potential


Soft Skills Blog Post
By Jama Thurman, Career Services Manager and Counselor Employers today know students possess valuable technical skills and knowledge related to their degree programs; however, there are additional skills employers believe students lack. Today, employers are looking for students who possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Employers also believe many students […]

Soft Skills: What Employers Want from You



Getting to Know You, Understanding Consumer Reports
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University One of the greatest misconceptions about identity theft is that you can prevent it by refusing to disclose your personal information. Did you know there are companies whose sole source of revenue is the selling of your information? […]

Getting to Know You, Understanding Consumer Reports


Who is Responsible for Unauthorized Charges in a Bank Account?
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Last week, I received a call from John, an identity theft victim. John told me that someone had purchased more than $100 worth of goods or services from China using his debit card. He stated, he called his […]

Who is Responsible for Unauthorized Charges in a Bank Account?


Mental Health Awareness
Why is it that physical ailments and diagnoses are met with condolences and sympathy, yet, mental health diagnoses are met with disdain or judgment? According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in America experience a mental illness. The numbers related to specific diagnoses among adults […]

Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health