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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


Disability Support Blog Post
By Lourdes Araujo, M.S. Registered Intern, Counseling and Disability Support Manager Perhaps there was a time when you felt uncomfortable or inadequate when seeking a job opportunity. You felt you had the essential qualifications, but you still believed there were some concerns that crossed an employer’s mind. Don’t let your […]

Getting a Job with a Disability


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By Jama Thurman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH11424, Career Services Manager and Counselor According to the Jobvite Annual Recruiter Survey 2016, 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn during the recruiting process. LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network with more than 500 million users in more than 200 countries and […]

Why Every Student Should Use LinkedIn



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”


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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


VSC Director and Student
As a veteran returning from service, the transition can be difficult. The uncertainty of what lies ahead, as well as what options are available can be daunting. For veterans returning to school, not only do they face the same uncertainties, but they are also stepping into a far different role […]

Hodges’ Veterans Services Center Helps to Ease the Difficulties of ...



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