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Whether you’re a high school student planning your future or an adult learner looking to go back to school, shopping around for the right institution can be a daunting task. Finding a school that’s a good fit means determining your own goals and asking the right questions. In general, there […]

How to “Shop” for a College or University; the 5 ...


Hodges helps adult learns manage school and life.
Are you considering going back to school? Congratulations! Furthering your education is a great way to improve your life. It’s important to be aware, though, that it’s not always easy to do. When you know the challenges you’ll face, you’ll be better prepared to overcome them. That’s why we’ve compiled […]

The Top 10 Obstacles Adult Learners Face


Mental Health Awareness
Why is it that physical ailments and diagnoses are met with condolences and sympathy, yet, mental health diagnoses are met with disdain or judgment? According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in America experience a mental illness. The numbers related to specific diagnoses among adults […]

Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health



Student reading an electronic book.
As a nonprofit university consisting of a nontraditional study body, Hodges University strives to ensure its students receive not only a valuable education, but also, the highest level of professional and personalized service. Understanding the financial commitments students must adhere to when choosing to pursue a degree, the university continually […]

Creating a More Cost Effective Approach for Students


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



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


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


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 ...