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

  • A $4.76 million grant will support a team helping to identify ways to retain HIV-infected persons in care through a new Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia study.Stephanie Topp, Ph.D., is a co-investigator and sole University of Alabama at Birmingham representative on a research team at the Centre for...

  • Blazer BEST contest participants learn about engineering and science principles while completing robot challenge.The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering is bringing together hundreds of middle and high school students from central Alabama to participate in a competition that will pit their unique robotic devices against one another. The event...

  • Learn about the UAB degree that helps expand business career options.The University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business is presenting two open houses to share information about its Master of Business Administration program, ranked among the nation’s top 15 percent of part-time MBA programs in the U.S. News...

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