Kristen Hodges, LHBE's Director of Global Career Services, is working to develop an interactive global career database for students and employers of Kendall College, Glion, Les Roches, and Blue Mountains. This platform will provide employers access to the next generation of skilled hospitality and business professionals, and provide students opportunities to launch their international careers. Kristen also works to enhance the value from which aligning a company's recruiting efforts with our four global brands can result, and develop new synergies for employers and students in the areas of internships, stages and post-graduation employment.
Since 2011, Kristen has overseen and managed the Kendall College Career Services department; including 5 program specific career advisors and an alumni relations specialist. The career services office teaches professional development courses, manages internship placement for school credit, assists students in securing part-time employment while in school and full-time positions after graduation. The Alumni Association supports the local, national and international alumni community and provides opportunities to stay connected to Kendall through networking receptions, social events, volunteer activities and newsletters.
Kristen has over 12 years of experience in higher education. She previously served as the Divisional Manager of Career Services for Career Education Corporation, where she traveled the country to assess and advise healthcare, design and business schools. Prior to that, she was the Career Services Advisor for the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago. In 2014, Kristen was named one of the United States' Power 20, a list of the top leaders in the restaurant industry by Restaurant Business Online.
Kristen is currently pursuing her Masters of Leadership at Walden University and holds a B.A. in Communications and Sociology from Illinois State University.
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