career


Image of a public speaker.
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


Holly Madison
As the director of nursing at Hodges University, Dr. Holly Evans Madison is stepping into a role that has been many years in the making. With more than 20 years of professional experience in not only nursing, but also in education, she is prepared to build and create opportunities for […]

Building a Program for Future Nursing 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



Tom Pear at the finish line of a triathlon.
A journalist, professor, athlete and part-time panther, Thomas Pear, who is an assistant professor of digital media and communication at Hodges University, wears many hats. He also has a keen ability to encourage and inspire students, not only as a professor, but also as a mentor. Long before he decided […]

A Man of Many Talents


Clinical Mental Health Counseling
By the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty at Hodges University You have earned your clinical mental health counseling degree and you are ready to begin working and assisting those who need help, but where do you start? Do you know what options are available to you? As a clinical mental […]

7 Career Fields for a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Hodges University
From published works to years of professional experience in the field, Hodges University’s clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) professors are experts who will provide you with in-depth knowledge and a personalized approach. As with many of Hodges’ educational programs, the learning environment for a clinical mental health counseling student goes […]

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty of Hodges University



Justin Chait, owner of Gnarly Harley Paddle, LLC.
College is often viewed simply as a time for learning. Students attend class, listen to the professor, read from a textbook and study in order to remember the information. However, a textbook to test learning style isn’t always the most effective way for a student to prove he/she knows the […]

Putting His Plan into Action


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


Professor Liana Calderin with her family.
When her students experience intimidation or doubt, Professor Liana Calderin encourages them by saying, “The sky will always be blue. Everything else that happens is just bad weather that will pass. When you wake up tomorrow, the sky will still be blue.” As a Hodges University alumna, she is familiar […]

Embracing Challenge to Help Build the Future