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For previous generations, a college degree was seen as a given for anyone who wanted to have a successful career. However, in recent years, many have started to question this path. Given the astronomical student loan debt in the United States, which is currently estimated at $1.4 trillion, many are […]

Is a College Education Worth the Investment?


Employers Share Their Advice with Hodges Students Each year, the number of students graduating from colleges and universities grows higher, which means more competition in the workforce. From business to health care to technology, every student is vying for positions that are being scouted by others entering or currently in […]

Preparing a Workforce


Lisa Cook
As a two-time alumna of Hodges University, Lisa Cook cannot say enough good things about her alma mater. As an adjunct faculty member in Hodges’ legal studies program, she is grateful to serve in a position that enables her to give back and hopefully inspire other students in their future […]

Giving Back to Her Alma Mater



A Masters in Legal Studies - Careers for Non-Lawyers
Did you know there are so many federal laws in the U.S. that the Library of Congress has thrown up its hands, calling any effort to count the number of laws a “fruitless effort?” And that’s just the federal laws! Even on state and local levels, a deluge of new […]

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Legal Studies? ...


Edward Davis
If Edward Davis could choose one word to describe himself, it would be “driven.” From life in the military, to becoming a first-generation college graduate and continuing his educational pursuits in a master’s program, to managing his own business, Davis isn’t afraid of taking on new challenges. Growing up in […]

A Life of Firsts


Professor Anke Stugk teaching in the BB&T Finance Lab at Hodges
A traveler at heart, Anke Stugk is always moving towards the next goal. From traveling throughout Europe, to moving to the United States, to redirecting her focus on advancing her career goals, she is determined to make it to the next step. “If a degree is something you need to […]

Setting Her Goals High



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


Legal Studies
For students entering the legal studies program at Hodges University, understanding the law and determining how the legal system works takes time. It takes professors who are experts to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter law school or a law-related career. It also takes carefully designed […]

Seeking Justice: Hodges Students Share Their Paths from Legal Studies ...


Jordan Swanson
Jordan Swanson loves his job. As the technology support specialist at Harns Marsh Middle School in Lehigh Acres, Florida, he is solely responsible for 600 Windows-based computer operating systems, 150 printers and 1300 chrome books, all of which are used by more than 100 faculty and staff, and an estimated […]

Hodges Opened Doors of Opportunity for Jordan Swanson