UAB and BBVA Compass have partnered to create the BBVA Compass Global Scholars Internship Program and provide UAB students a hands-on learning opportunity.
The performance of finance student Kiersten Engel as one of the top 100 international scorers on the BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test) earned an invitation for her to the BAT Summer Intern Challenge, an exclusive networking event in New York or London on August 1st.
Adding up all the costs – supplies, clothes, shoes and electronics – highlights how expensive it can be to go to school. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2013 Back-to-School Survey, families with school-age children will spend an average $634.78. Total spending on back-to-school is expected to reach $26.7 billion.
While the NRF said that spending is slightly down from last year, UAB School of Business Instructor Elizabeth Turnbull, M.B.A., explained that planning and preparation can help further reduce money spent.
It was a toxic mix, according to Bob Robicheaux, a retail professor with UAB who has done extensive research on the changes to the grocery industry in Alabama during the past 20 years.
“I’ve studied this very carefully and I’ve had access to proprietary information from Bruno’s,” Robicheaux said. “It’s pretty obvious that Wal-Mart targeted Alabama as the first state to try to expand its Supercenter concept aimed at the grocers here.”
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