career development


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


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?


MIS Manager
If you’ve considered advancing your tech career to become a computer and information systems manager — at times referred to as IT managers — then you’re no stranger to the job duties of this title: planning, coordinating and directing an organization’s computer-related activities. However, even if you’re able to check […]

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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 […]

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Hodges University MBA
If you’re hoping to build upon the education you’ve already earned in hopes of advancing your career, pursuing a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) may seem like an obvious next step. However, it can be difficult to take that next step with confidence when big-name CEOs and media sources […]

Should I Get an MBA? The Key to Building Your ...


Student Services
As a student, much of the educational journey is spent studying, researching and encouraging oneself to push through the challenges in pursuit of a degree. In addition to coursework, students are often looking for a job or attempting to balance time between work and school, and even a family. The […]

Meeting the Needs with Student Services



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By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University In a 2016 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 70 percent of employers reported they are seeking candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills. The only attributes ranking higher than communication are leadership and the ability […]

Professional Communication Skills and Why They Matter


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


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