Life at Hodges


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



Types of Adult Learners
Investing in higher education can seem like a no-brainer when you’re fresh out of high school and given clear guidance on college applications. Adult learners, however, struggle with an entirely different set of challenges when considering education later in life. Too often, personal and professional goals end up on the […]

4 Types of Adult Learners Who Have Found Success After ...


Graduation 2017
Graduation is a day of celebration. It is the culmination of hard work, discipline, sacrifice and dedication, and as each graduate walks across the stage, there is no doubt a sense of accomplishment will be seen on their faces. This year’s graduates will join an esteemed group of alumni who […]

Hodges University’s 28th Commencement Ceremony


Adult Learner
One of the cornerstones of being a successful and responsible adult is learning how to set priorities. For many, this means putting your own educational dreams on hold while you shift your focus to other issues that require your time, attention and resources — such as raising a family, gaining […]

The Adult Learner’s Ultimate Guide for Overcoming the Uncertainties of ...