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

  • For his inaugural ASC performance, Winwood will be joined by a loose, funky, four-man band to stretch his classic tunes into jams. Sugarcane Jane will open the show.Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Steve Winwood will perform Saturday, May 2, in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. For...

  • Let the wild rumpus start with this reimagining of the children’s classic tale of Max and his island of monsters told through contemporary and hip-hop dance.Join ArtPlay for the premiere of “A DANCEe Wild Rumpus,” a fresh combination of hip-hop and contemporary dance created especially for families. Comical and tender,...

  • UAB’s Chiasera cited as an emerging university leader by being named Fellow of the American Council on Education.Janelle M. Chiasera, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected as one of 47...

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