Life at Hodges


Professional Development
by Jama Thurman, M.A., LMHC, career services manager at Hodges University As students and working professionals, we are always looking for opportunities to grow in our skills and knowledge, and there are certain times when you should stop and evaluate your occupational wellness, which is considered the balance between your […]

Four Ways to Improve Your Professional Development Skills


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D.  In 2016, as always, we are balancing family, school and work. We want to do our best to ensure that our personal environment provides us with positive support. It is difficult to do sometimes because we interact with a variety of people in […]

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship


Social Wellness
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D. How good are you at building positive relationships? Do you get along with others? Do you socialize and surround yourself with individuals who encourage and support you? The real question you must ask yourself is do you possess social wellness? If you are […]

Three Strategies to Improve Social Wellness



Hodges University Clubs Parade Float
College is more than time spent studying and completing assignments. College is a time for creating friendships, getting involved and participating in activities with others who share similar interests. Dr. Marcia Turner, Hodges’ dean of students, explains, “Student life outside of the classroom can and does make a contribution to […]

Making the Most of Your College Experience


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D., director of counseling services Whether you have made the decision to attend Hodges University, or you are expressing interest in becoming a student, that is a reason to celebrate! This step is a new beginning. If you are a Hodges student, a successful […]

Six Ways to Celebrate Life


Dean Turner and Hodges University student.
By Dr. Marcia Turner, dean of students at Hodges University Making the decision to enter college comes with much research, review and financial analysis. Yes, the decision to enter college is a major investment; however, it is the type of investment that you make in yourself, which lasts a lifetime. […]

Saving Money with Scholarships



Center for Lifelong Learning
Did you know that reading a personal interest magazine, attending a book club or garden show, and participating in a special interest class are all examples of lifelong learning? It may not seem as if your copy of National Geographic could be considered a tool for learning; however, an article […]

Four Benefits to Lifelong Learning


The word “internship” is often associated with younger college students who possess little or no experience in their chosen field, but who are looking to receive the training and experience needed to stand out to potential employers. However, in today’s world, internships are no longer viewed as an option solely […]

Importance of Internships for Adult Learners


Gratitude is the best Attitude!
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D., director of counseling services at Hodges University As we start to feel overwhelmed by the various tasks we must complete, it is important to find ways to stay motivated and positive throughout the semester. Did you know that gratitude is a powerful tool […]

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude