August 6

·       Seminar Reminders

·       UAB Student ID

·       UAB Wi-Fi

·       Tuition and Fees

·       IEM Regular Class Meetings

Link to all the previous e-mail correspondence:

Seminar Reminders


If you have not completed this short survey, please complete it TODAY!!

Please make sure you are registered as soon as possible so you can access the course content prior to the seminar.

To give you an idea of what to expect in EGR 640, we’ve attached a DRAFT agenda.

We have some great speakers lined up during the seminar and a panel discussion with some people who are living their dream at The Innovation Depot on Friday morning.

Here are just a few of them:

·       Robert L. Fuqua Jr., Atlas RFID Solutions Inc.

·       Bebe Goodrich, Icebox Coffee

·       G.T. LaBorde, MedMined

·       Scott McGlaun, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

·       Nate Schmidt, InstaGift

We also have a roundtable discussion with faculty members scheduled on Thursday afternoon so be sure to check out their profiles in BBLearn.

Begin to think about the questions that you’d like to ask the speakers, panelists and faculty.  For those of you who will not be attending in person, we encourage you to send in your questions for these speakers before their live talk.  That way we can hopefully get your questions answered.  You can submit those questions to Tim Cash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , noting which speaker you are directing the question toward.  Questions should be submitted by August 9.

Dress code for the seminar is business casual.  The days are long and action-packed so we want you to be comfortable and we don’t expect coats, ties, and dresses.  Remember though that you are entering a professional program.  You are being watched and evaluated all the time, so how you dress is often the first impression you’re making.  Be aware of your appearance and the brand you are selling.

We will begin check-in at 7:30 am each morning. On Thursday and Saturday we will be in the lobby of the Business-Engineering Complex at 1150 Tenth Avenue South. On Friday, we have a morning field trip planned so plan to join us at The Innovation Depot which is located at 1500 1st Ave North. We will plan to be back at UAB for lunch.

We will have breakfast items each morning and a full lunch each day, offering traditional fare and vegetarian options (caterers are listed on the agenda).  There will also be more snacks, coffee, water, and soft drinks than you can possibly consume, so we’ll be taking care of your appetite each day.

IEM will provide you with pad and paper at the seminar. We understand that everyone here is a working professional.  You may bring your technology with you but we encourage you to put it away and devote your attention to the class.  You are paying a lot of money and making a significant time investment so we want you to get the most out of IEM that you can.  There are a lot of activities and interaction that will take place during the seminar so the less you can be interrupted the better.  We have scheduled breaks where you can check in with the office. 

For those of you who will be attending the seminar either partially or fully online, we will provide you with your assignments and resources after the live seminar has ended. 

Everyone will be assigned to a team for a group project which will be handed out on Thursday afternoon, and these teams will be a mix of online and in-class clients.  If you will not be in class, please make sure we have a reliable phone number and/or email address for your team to be able to contact you directly. 

UAB OneCard (Student ID)


The UAB OneCard is your official University student ID card and is the key for enrolled students to gain admission to athletic events, access the UAB Campus Recreation Center, receive discounts on food, retail goods and services, purchase discounted software from the bookstore, purchase discounted tickets to a variety of community events and check out materials from UAB libraries. More benefits listed here -

For those of you who are local, you can have your ID made as soon as you have enrolled in fall classes. The committee has designated some time on Friday afternoon for you to have your UAB OneCard made. There are 2 locations on campus to get yours:

·       Physical Security Office at the Burleson Building; 909 18th Street South, Suite 230; Birmingham, AL 35294-4370; 205.934.3708; open Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (should be easier to park here)

·       Residence Life Center of Blazer Hall; 920 16th Street South; Birmingham, Alabama 35233; 205.934.4300; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Thursday; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday

If you are a current UAB employee, you should have a UAB OneCard and will not be issued a student ID card.



UAB provides a wireless network on campus. Visit this website for setup instructions for all your devices:

IEM Tuition and Fees


If you need a breakdown of IEM tuition/fees for your employer, you can find that information on the IEM website Tuition and Fees page, but if you need something more detailed, just let us know.

Don’t forget the pre-payment deadline for Fall 2013 is August 15.  If you have not paid ½ of your balance by August 15, you will be dropped from all classes early in the morning on Friday, August 16 and will have to pay a $75 late registration fee to re-enroll.  If you register on or after August 16, you will also be charged the $75 late registration fee! 

IEM Regular Class Meetings


IEM’s regular class meetings will begin August 23-24. These are the classes you will be participating in on Friday and again on Saturday during the Fall semester. Fall is a busy time at UAB so please make note of the classroom schedule below:

EGR 641 - Professional Communications for Engineers, Skjellum, 1-5 pm, BEC 118 (Fridays) and BEC 315 (Saturdays)

EGR 642 - Professional Entrepreneurship, Callahan, 8 am - 12 noon, BEC 211 (Fridays) and BEC 215 (Saturdays)

Just a reminder that when these classes begin, IEM will not be feeding you! We typically schedule a combined IEM lunch in the spring for our current classes to get together and network and you will hear more about that in the spring.

Access to EGR 640 is active in BBLearn now and EGR 641 and EGR 642 will be active August 15. Courses in BBLearn are activated by the first day of class and will automatically be deactivated 10 days after the end of each semester so make sure you keep copies of all materials you want to keep.

We are excited about the seminar and getting to know you! Please let us know if you have any questions!