career development



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


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



Job Search
By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University. The Office of Career Services would like to help you organize your job search. Searching for jobs can be overwhelming and stressful at times. One way to minimize stress is to develop a tracking system that works for you. There are […]

How to Organize Your Job Search


Job Search
By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar The Office of Career Services at Hodges University wants to help you secure your dream career. In order to help you in […]

10 Time Management Tips for a Successful Job Search


Career Success
By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University Do you need help determining your career goals and finding opportunities associated with your major? Do you want to gain real-world experience through internships or part-time work? Do you want to update your resume? Do you need practice answering common interview […]

7 Steps to Career Success