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

  • Juror Michael Velliquette will lecture at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, followed by a free opening reception.Jonah Grice, "Skewed Perspective," 2014; Blueprint collage with graphite, india ink, pen, conté crayonWorks created by 50 students in the University of Alabama at BirminghamCollege of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art...

  • UAB’s online accounting program has been recognized by TheBestSchools.org as the best in the nation.TheBestSchools.org recently acknowledged the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree as its pick as the nation’s best. This Collat School of Business online program features the same award-winning faculty who teach...

  • Holden will work with students as they prepare for the department’s production of “Avenue Q” and will give his one-man performance, “The Joshua Show.”Award-winning puppeteer actor Joshua Holden will work this week with students cast in the upcoming production of “Avenue Q,” then present his own puppet show March 30. Holden...

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