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

  • UAB Youth Safety Lab offers tips for safe holiday fun.While Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children and teenagers, it also presents challenges for parents concerned with safety. Halloween can be safe and fun for all involved. “Children should enjoy the holiday,” said David Schwebel, Ph.D., University of Alabama at...

  • UAB partners with local and national restaurant chains to offer a variety of dining options at new student center scheduled to open in time for the fall 2015 semester. The University of Alabama at Birmingham will be home to the “Best Little Pork House in Alabama” when its new student center...

  • It has been more than 30 years since the last major advancement in prostate cancer screening technology, and the latest advancement is now available in the Southeast only at UAB.Soroush Rais-Bahrami, far right, and Jeffrey NixThe latest advancement in prostate cancer detection is magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy,...

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