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Robert Hockin

Robert Hockin

Walden University

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Robert's work combines: Business, Education, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Core Faculty/ Faculty Consultant

I mentor doctoral students, as well as assist faculty in helping to guide their students.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Bangor Area High

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

  • Bachelor's Degree

    History, General

    Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

  • Graduate Degree

    Social Psychology

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Doctorate

    Social Psychology

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Certification

    High School Certificate of Competence

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, General

Bachelor's Degree: History, General

Graduate Degree: Social Psychology

Doctorate: Social Psychology

Certification: High School Certificate of Competence

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    College wasn't part of my parents' life. They didn't know how to help me think through things, but they supported my efforts

  • 2.

    I started at a college I didn't like, so I ended up transferring to another which was more innovative.

  • 3.

    I graduated and started a family, but within a few years I felt the need to continue my learning. I knew I could do more.

  • 4.

    I decided to go to graduate school and managed to get an outstanding graduate mentor. He was my guide and inspiration.

  • 5.

    Upon finishing graduate school, there were no academic jobs available. So, I applied and got accepted at Wharton School of Business Alternative Career Program with an Executive Certificate.

  • 6.

    I got my first corporate job in HR at a major Fortune 500 company.

  • 7.

    I endured many twists and turns in my business career, often with the economy impacting my position. During the entire time, I kept teaching parttime at an online university.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement



  • How I responded: