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

  • Associate professor of theatre, head of performance Areas of expertise: acting, directingDennis McLernon, associate professor of theatre His directorial work for UAB has been recognized nationally: his production of Suzanne-Lori Park’s “In the Blood” performed at the Terrace Theatre at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as an invitee of the...

  • Interact with Birmingham health vendors at the 11th annual Step Up to Wellness Health Fair.The University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus Recreation Center is offering anyone in Birmingham assistance in building a healthier lifestyle with an upcoming free event. The 11th annual Step Up to Wellness Health Fair will be held...

  • Notinee Indian Dance Troupe and UAB students will give welcome performances and Nina Davuluri will discuss her journey to being the first Indian-American Miss America.Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, will speak at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Feb. 4. Davuluri will discuss her journey to being the first Indian-American...

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