Experiential Education Benefits

To Student:

To Employer:

To UAB & Community:

  • Validates career choice
  • Provides a realistic view of the daily business operations
  • Produces valuable work experience
  • Provides a competitive edge in the Job Market
  • Creates networking opportunities
  • Applies knowledge gained in classroom
  • Expands career options/possibilities
  • Produces new skills & confidence
  • Helps establish short/long term career goals
  • Opens the door to new job opportunities
  • Creates the opportunity to recruit future employees
  • Provides a cost-effective way to evaluate prospective employees without long-term commitments
  • Frees up professional staff to pursue more creative projects while supervising student's progress
  • Presents an excellent way to find energetic and skilled employees who bring the latest theories and concepts
  • Feeds the leadership pipeline by early exposure to corporate leaders
  • Identifies student advocates for recruiting other students (brand ambassadors)
  • 80% of employers reported internships & co-ops was the highest rated recruiting strategy
  • Supports the development & professional growth of student leaders
  • Provides valuable learning experiences beyond the classroom
  • Offers great visibility of your organization on campus
  • Helps organization remain vital & competitive within a shrinking workforce
  • Promotes community involvement and public relations
  • Develops collaboration between academic & organizational community to share in the educational process

UAB News

  • Tyson will perform a program of works by Dutilleux, Mozart and Chopin in the intimate setting of ArtPlay’s parlor, presented by the Alys Stephens Center.Photo by Christian SteinerYoung Concert Artist Andrew Tyson will perform works by Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin on Jan. 8 as part of...

  • Computer and Information Sciences researchers introduce a secure framework for protecting users while employing apps accessing location information.University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, led by Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences will demonstrate their technology for secure location provenance for mobile devices at...

  • School of Nursing dean receives second appointment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014.By: Jennifer Lollar Doreen C. Harper, Ph.D., Dean and Fay B. Ireland Chair in Nursing of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the U.S....

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