Now that I have logged on, what do I do next?
Under the profile tab at the top, fill in missing personal and academic information in order to proceed.

 

How do I search for jobs?

Click on the “jobs & internships” tab at the top OR the 1st quick link to view all jobs, internships, co-ops, part time jobs, etc.. Use the drop downs and key words to narrow your search, (ex. under Position Type, select the one pertaining to your search and/or select Yes to Ignore National Jobs and/or enter “Birmingham” as key word).

 

I cannot see jobs, when I click on “jobs & internships” at the top, the page goes to my profile page. What’s happening?

There is a required field that has not been completed.


Once my resume is uploaded onto DragonTrail, who can view it?

Only Career Services Staff can view your resume.

 

What if I posted my resume in the past and now it’s not on the site?

You will need to re-post your resume on DragonTrail.

 

How do I know what events are going on in Career Services?

From the home page, click on a day of the calendar. Then click on Week View or Month View to see the up coming events.

 

How do I sign up for events with Career Services?

Click on Events tab and then click on either information sessions or workshops. Events will be listed.


Can I upload more than 1 resume or document?

Yes, you can name your resume(s) to differentiate between them. You can also upload cover letters, personal statements, and any other career-related documents under the Upload tab at the top of the page. Do not load transcripts as they are not considered official unless they come from the UAB registrars office.

 

I uploaded my resume in DragonTrail, but cannot view it. How long does it take for a resume to get approved?

Alumni will have their resume approved without any critique and it should show within one work day. If it is not showing, please call 934-4324. If you would like to have your resume critiqued, please make an appointment with one of the Career Services consultants.

 

For additional information, contact Career Services at (205) 934-4324 or email careerservices@uab.edu.

UAB News

  • Fernández is inaugural winner of diversity award from the Obesity Society

    UAB’s Fernández honored for diversity leadership by the Obesity Society.

    José Fernández, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for Education in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at BirminghamSchool of Health Professions, has been named the inaugural winner of the Shiriki Kumanyida Diversity Leadership Award from the Obesity Society. The award recognizes an investigator whose research has made a significant difference in the field of obesity disparities.

    The prevalence of obesity has significantly increased among the population of the United States over the past 30 years, with nearly one-third of adults now considered obese. Obesity is a known risk factor for many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Significant racial/ethnic disparities continue to exist in the occurrence of obesity.

    Fernández joined UAB in August 2001, bringing special expertise in the application of statistical models to detect and disentangle genetic and environmental influences in obesity-related traits. His main research interest is the identification of genes that contribute to racial differences in obesity and diabetes. He uses the genetic admixture approach as a tool to decompose the genetic, social and cultural components underlying racial and ethnic differences in complex traits.

    Fernández serves as a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Obesity and for Ethnicity and Disease. He has been the recipient of the UAB President’s Faculty Diversity Award, the UAB Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and the UAB School of Health Professions’ Joseph F Volker Outstanding Faculty Award.

    The award is named for Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., professor emeritus of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Kumanyika has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition and public health. Her research focuses on identifying effective strategies to reduce nutrition-related chronic disease risks, with a particular focus on achieving health equity for black Americans.

    In 2002, Kumanyika founded and continues to chair the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), a national network that seeks to improve the quantity, quality and effective translation of research on weight issues in African-American communities. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is president of the American Public Health Association for 2015.

    Fernández will receive the award in November at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

  • Roberson wins prestigious Denny-Brown award from American Neurological Association

    UAB’s Roberson wins young investigator award from the American Neurological Association.

    Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the winner of the 2015 Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association.

    The award, considered the ANA’s highest and most prestigious, recognizes early- to mid-career neurologists and neuroscientists who have made outstanding basic and clinical scientific advances toward the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of neurological diseases.

    Roberson’s primary research focus is Alzheimer’s disease, in particular the role of tau reduction in protection against memory loss. Roberson and his colleagues were also the first to show that tau plays a critical role in regulating neuronal excitability, which could have applications in the treatment of many neurological conditions with seizures. He has also contributed new insights into mechanisms and therapeutic approaches to frontotemporal dementia.

    Roberson graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and completed his M.D./Ph.D. training at Baylor College of Medicine. He was chief resident in neurology at the University of California at San Francisco. He joined the faculty at UAB in 2008 with appointments to the departments of Neurology and Neurobiology. He holds the Spencer Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience. He is a co-director of the UAB Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics and has recently been appointed co-director of the McKnight Brain Institute at UAB.

    “Dr. Roberson is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders,” said David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Neurology. “I think Dr. Roberson is one of the leading neuroscientists of his generation. He is exceptionally bright, very well trained and, most importantly, fully committed to his goals.”

  • UAB ranks in top 150 in list of world universities
    The Center for World University Rankings, based in Saudi Arabia, ranked schools based on eight indicators, including the recognition received by alumni and faculty.
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