Collat Career Center

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Collat Career Center Bridging the Gap Between Students and Employers

The Collat Career Center provides students and alumni with collaborative and innovative programs focused on career and professional development in preparation for life after Collat.

Four-year Career Plan

Handshake: Your Career Platform

Career Coaching


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“The Collat Career Center helps students with anything from finding jobs to giving mock interviews and polishing resumes. The Ollie Powers Boot Camp taught me how to better prepare for the recruiting process, specifically how to be successful at the Meet the Employers event which resulted in several internship offers, two internships and a full-time job offer with KPMG.”

Lizbeth Arreguin Collat Accounting Major

Career Outcomes

The Collat School of Business is focused on transforming lives, one student at a time. We prepare graduates to advance their careers, or launch new ones, through an engaging learning environment and real-world experience in the business community. And we have the data to prove it.

UAB First Destination Survey

Response Rate 71%

The following information on career outcomes was compiled by our Career Center based on partial and completed survey data collected from graduates in the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters. The UAB First Destination Survey is a voluntary survey that students complete beginning three weeks prior to graduation, with information collected up to six months after graduation.

Plans after Graduation

plans after graduation

80% of graduates are Working or Continuing Education


20% of graduates Still Seeking


Top 5 States Where Our Graduates Are Living

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  • solid green icon of GeorgiaGeorgia
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Some companies where Blazers are Employed

  • Big Communications
  • Blue Cross
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • CED
  • Children's Hospital of Alabama
  • Daxko
  • Deloitte
  • Encompass Health
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Fleetio
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods
  • Home Depot
  • Kassouf
  • KPMG
  • Landing
  • Mayer
  • Mihora LLC
  • O'Neal Steel
  • Protective
  • PWC
  • Regions
  • Retail Strategies
  • Shipt
  • Southern Company
  • Stone X Group
  • Stryker
  • TVA
  • UAB
  • Vulcan Materials Company

Emails are generated to students using Handshake four times prior to graduation. Graduates can also respond via anonymous links in BlazerNet, on the UAB Commencement website, at recognition ceremonies, and commencement. Outreach to graduates who have not responded or indicated they are still seeking employment occurs once a month for six months after graduation. Graduates with professional degrees do not complete the survey. Data on graduates who did not respond to the survey after the six-month deadline were looked up on LinkedIn.

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