What Can You Do with a Business Degree?

 

Find out where some of our spring Collat graduates are heading after business school and what they feel was the most important aspect of their experience at Collat School of Business that helped them land their new position. 

Bidisa Chandra


Bidisa Chandra

Major:  Accounting
Company:   BBVA Compass
Position:  Leap Associate
Location:  Birmingham, AL


“Learning how to network and communicate properly with employers definitely helped me land my job. Being a part of Beta Alpha Psi taught me how to market myself to employers.”

 
John Wong

John Wong

Double Major:  Accounting and Finance
Minor:  Chinese
Company:  Deloitte & Touche LLP
Position:  Audit Assistant
Location:  Rockefeller Plaza –HQ, New York City


“The genuine desire of the faculty and staff to help me in my career path led me to obtain my job.”  


Jordan Jones


Jordan Jones

Major:  Economics, Analysis and Policy concentration
Minor:  Philosophy
Graduate School:  Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Location:  Atlanta, GA

“The expertise, experience, and continuous encouragement and support of Collat’s economics faculty and staff was immensely helpful to me in discovering what I wanted in a graduate education in economics and then going out and pursuing that.”


Marian Rough


Marian Rough

Major:  Finance
Minor:  Accounting
Company:   United States Department of Treasury, Office of Comptroller of Currency
Position:  Assistant National Bank Examiner
Location:  Tampa, FL

“As the Chief Investment Officer of the Green and Gold Fund, I gained a vast array of knowledge and leadership experience which was a driving factor of obtaining the position.”


Michael Perko


Michael Perko

Major:  Industrial Distribution
Company:   Jacobsen-Textron
Position:  Sales Training Program
Location:  Charlotte, NC


“The most impactful aspect of my education was the support of Collat’s industrial distribution faculty and staff. I would not be where I am today - graduating and moving into an exciting position - if not for their support and continued efforts to help me succeed.”


Jory Eaton, ISJory Eaton

Major:  Information Systems
Company:  Callidus Cloud
Position:  Associate Technical Consultant
Location:  Birmingham, AL


"The Collat School of Business has provided me with the prerequisite skills necessary to become a highly marketable job candidate as well as a direct link to local Birmingham-area businesses to apply my classroom knowledge to the real-world. In my time at UAB, I have been offered a part-time job, internship, and now a full-time position all related to my major thanks to the wonderful people in career services and my fantastic academic advisor."


Desmond Givens


Desmond O’Brian Givens

Major:  Management, Business Administration
Company:  Firestone Complete Autocare
Position:  Sales Advisor
Location:  Birmingham, AL


“Working with my advisor and career services definitely helped me along the way at UAB.”



Alex Stephens

Brandi “Alex” Stephens

Major:  Marketing
Company:  Red Diamond Inc.
Position:  Foodservice Sales Representative
Location:  Birmingham, AL


“The role play assignment in Dr. Hansen's Professional Selling class (MK330) helped me land my new job at Red Diamond and prepare me for my upcoming position as a sales representative, as well as made me realize my interest for sales!”