• rusty duvall streamA two-time childhood cancer survivor, Rusty Duvall will graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution Saturday, Dec. 15, and start his dream job with the United Parcel Service in January.

  • Photo 3 edIt’s one thing to read about the strategic planning process and SWOT analyses in a business management textbook. It’s quite another to observe a company go through it first-hand. That was the unique opportunity presented recently to two Collat students who were able to accompany UAB Collat faculty as they fascilitated strategic planning sessions for Mayer Electric Supply Company. Industrial distribution major Pacifico Otamias and management major Catarina Mojica were invited to attend the sessions at Embassy Suites in Homewood to see firsthand how a company works through the strategic planning.

  • I am InvisableThe first session of a new course, Taxation and the Working Poor, had just ended, and senior Suann Hunter left the classroom looking troubled. She turned to instructor Eddie Nabors and said, “I’m going to be mad all semester.”

    Nabors smiled. That’s precisely the response he wanted when he created the Collat School of Business class. “The working poor are invisible in America,” he says. “You interact with them every day without knowing it. They could be your cashier at Walmart or the waitress serving your coffee.” But some businesses know exactly who the working poor are, and target them with predatory practices involving loans and tax preparation.

  • Janet Herring Student Professional Development Program Kickoff Reception 9-14-18

    Collat School of Business faculty, staff and students welcomed alumna Janet Herring recently to celebrate the fifth cohort of students in her namesake program. Herring and her husband, Mark, endowed the Janet Herring Accounting Student Professional Development Program in 2014 to assist female students with professional development workshops, job shadowing and mentoring.

  • Alex AbneyBecause social media has become the primary method of intrapersonal communication for many in today’s society as more and more companies promote their goods and services through these platforms, it has become imperative that marketers enter the workforce with a clear understanding and comfort in using all social media tools.

    Alexandra K. Abney, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, and marketing educators from three other institutions are working together to address this challenge through a social media education ecosystem designed to provide an innovative learning environment by more readily incorporating social media into their classrooms.

  • Jarvon Pope. 18Today’s workforce is anything but traditional. Collat graduates are using their diverse backgrounds and skills to pursue exciting careers after graduation.

    Jarvon Pope graduated last month with a human resources management degree and now works as an HR coordinator with HMSHost, which operates airport restaurants around the globe. On the weekends he runs a creative photography business, Pope Photography.

  • Clinton StudentsLeft to Right: Pranav Kakulamarri, Dipal Patel, Anveetha Matta, John Mark, Wendy Jiang, and Gopiann Shah.For the first time, seven University of Alabama at Birmingham students have all been awarded the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship, giving them an opportunity to broaden their educational and cultural experience by studying in the Arab world.

  • BIC18Dean Jack, Greg King (IBERIABANK) and student entrepreneurs. Click to see more photos on Flickr

    University of Alabama at Birmingham students with big ideas for new businesses were awarded $8,500 to pursue and promote their ideas in the third annual Blazer Innovation Challenge this week.

  • Sophia Ngo and Amanda Boggan from One Stone at 2019 Spring Research ExpoA team of students taking the MG 405: Nonprofit Strategies and Entrepreneurship course spring semester won first place in the Service Learning category at the 2019 Spring Research Expo for their project Life of a Blank, a nonprofit initiative to provide a hub for sewing activities that promote empowerment, education and economic opportunities.

  • NSNCollat students L-R: Clarke Tulloch, John Roberts, and Mariah Morris

    Three Collat students recently attended a prestigious sales and marketing conference in Atlanta, besting sales and marketing students from across the U.S. through a competitive application process.

    Mariah Morris (MK), John Roberts (ID), and Clarke Tulloch (ID) were invited to join top sales and marketing students at the National Sales Network (NSN) Student Sales & Marketing Conference, a 3-day hands-on sales and marketing experience in mid-September.

  • GGF Students behind CNBC deskUAB finance students took the Big Apple by storm recently, presenting the school’s student investment fund’s strategy at a collegiate investment conference, networking with executives from the world’s top financial firms and walking the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Michael Assoue 18

    Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, and Collat graduates are constantly learning new skills to be a step ahead in their growing careers. A willingness to learn and improve is vital for success – in every aspect of life.

    Recent Collat finance graduate Michael Assoué considers himself a student of life.

  • Braxton BarnwellBraxton Barnwell using one of the Bloomberg Terminals in the Chad Thomas Hagwood Finance LabCompeting with more than 400 students worldwide, UAB finance students Braxton Barnwell (#1) and Jared Walker (#8) are currently ranked in the Top 10 in a prestigious investment competition. EquitySim is an investment portfolio simulation powered by an integrated artificial intelligence platform that evaluates its participants' skill-sets, personality traits and culture fit over a four-month period. Barnwell and Walker, both members of UAB’s Financial Management Association student chapter, are ranked first and eighth, respectively.