Over 40 employers were on campus July 24th, 2014 for the UAB Collat School of Business “Employer Drive-in” lunch, learning about ways to position their organization to attract highly qualified candidates for internships and post-graduation employment. Along with the opportunity to hear straight from Collat students, guests met and interacted with Collat faculty, staff and administration while learning more about Collat’s academic departments, and unique, innovative programs.
Most of the participants came from local companies, but several traveled from Georgia and Tennessee to learn how to raise their employers’ profile on campus and how to hire Collat’s high achieving students.
Their responses have been overwhelmingly positive.
“Everything was streamlined; flawless--very polished and professional. Speakers were engaging and passionate about their area(s) of expertise. Venue was well thought out. I would highly recommend this Drive-In. Great to not only have alumni but also current students in Collat School of Business speak.”
“I appreciated having professors from each area talk about their students and opportunities. I could tell that they were passionate about what they were doing and I'm sure the students are getting more than just a good education.”
“The drive-in was very organized and well thought out. I enjoyed learning about how the Business School is growing/expanding, and having the opportunity to speak with Professors from the various departments. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the popsicles were amazing!!”
“The hospitality of the students and staff was great.”
“Collat’s administration, faculty, staff and students enjoyed the opportunity to engage with local and regional employers,” says Rita Stewart Hampton, Associate Director, Employer Development. “We are thrilled with the positive feedback received from our guests and look forward to hosting more of these events in the future.”
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