Technology


Protect your phone numbers from Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University There is a new trend emerging in the world of identity theft. The trend involves phone accounts, landline or mobile. It could involve a new account or your current account. Either way, it is something you must be […]

Beware: Fraudsters Want Your Phone Number


Fraud Alert vs Credit Freeze
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Often there is confusion between a fraud alert and a credit freeze. Many times, I hear people state they have “locked-down” their credit when all they have is a fraud alert. Here is the breakdown to help end […]

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze


Credit Score and Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University I am so glad you asked. This is probably one of the greatest identity theft myths, besides the one about being able to prevent it. In short, the answer is no. A credit score alone cannot predict or […]

Can My Credit Score be Used to Monitor for Identity ...



How do I check my credit reports?
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Conducting a simple internet search will reveal numerous websites offering to provide you with your free credit reports. However, this could result in you subscribing to a service you do not want or need. Even worse, you could […]

How do I Get My Credit Reports?


The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Being “Social”
Do you think that negative comment you made on Facebook about your previous employer isn’t a big deal, or that photo of you and your friends drinking at a college party five years ago will be viewed as “just the typical college student?” Guess again. Warren Buffett once said, “It […]

The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Being “Social”


A look at Data Scientist Jobs
In 2012, the Harvard Business Review declared that a data scientist was “the sexiest job of the 21st Century.” In 2014, LinkedIn announced that statistical analysis and data mining were the number one skill sets leading to job candidates getting hired. However, the excitement surrounding this position was quickly bridled […]

Are Data Scientist Jobs Still Hot in 2017? A Look ...



Student reading an electronic book.
As a nonprofit university consisting of a nontraditional study body, Hodges University strives to ensure its students receive not only a valuable education, but also, the highest level of professional and personalized service. Understanding the financial commitments students must adhere to when choosing to pursue a degree, the university continually […]

Creating a More Cost Effective Approach for Students


Sean Tran with friends at Hodges University
Everyone knows somebody who is always a pleasure to be around and who is always wearing a smile. This person maintains a positive attitude, is supportive and encouraging, enjoys getting involved and giving back, and believes in making a difference. At Hodges University, this person is Phuc “Sean” Tran. “I […]

Learning to Thrive


10 Social Media Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job
By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University Are you frustrated about your boss or job? Be careful about venting on social media. Even if you think your posts are private, they can be forwarded to others. A potential employer can see the post and question your professionalism and […]

10 Social Media Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job