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

  • Enjoy wine, craft beers, live music from Eric Essix and a silent auction all for a good cause at this annual fundraiser presented by the National Alumni Society.The University of Alabama at BirminghamNational Alumni Society will host the sixth annual Uncork Education fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 9. The event is set for...

  • The student group will perform a work commemorating D-Day as well as contemporary selections and a ragtime encore.The University of Alabama at Birmingham Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. The...

  • Attendees can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and have access to HealthSmart’s nutritionist, fitness expert and nurse to discuss lifestyle changes.UAB HealthSmart, Birmingham’s innovative health education and wellness facility, will host a free event Friday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring fresh food for sale, health education...

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