motivation


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


Image of Snowy Mountains
Albert Einstein once said, “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with the big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” For Andrew Weyl, the debate between the facts (money) and personal drive (going to law school) was difficult; however, his passion […]

How Andrew Weyl Answered the Question: To Give Up or ...


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



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


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 ...


Zaklina Stojkoski and Hodges University President Dr. Wortham
Updated June 20, 2018 Zaklina Stojkoski knows how to take initiative and lead the charge. Considering herself an independent woman, she is not easily discouraged. Instead, she focuses on the positive and possibilities, both of which she uses as motivation for herself and others at Hodges University. Born in New […]

A Born Leader



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


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D.  In 2016, as always, we are balancing family, school and work. We want to do our best to ensure that our personal environment provides us with positive support. It is difficult to do sometimes because we interact with a variety of people in […]

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship


There are two types of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. For 77-year-old Hodges student Nic Neumann, life has presented its share of unique circumstances, both good and bad. From escaping Romania during World War II at the age of five to becoming an entrepreneur with an associate degree, […]

Regardless of Age, Nic Neumann is Keeping his Options Open