Regions IndustryWeekRegions Financial partnered with Collat Career Services during Collat’s Banking & Government Industry Week to host a visit on October 16th to their corporate headquarters in downtown Birmingham. Collat’s Banking & Government Industry Week also included a graduate school workshop, professional development workshop, and career expo for targeted companies.

For the visit, Regions invited 25 of Collat’s top finance, economics, accounting, marketing, and management students for the inaugural event. The day consisted of over 16 representatives from the Regions Financial Corporation to present on the following topics:

• An overview of the North Central Alabama region and structure of Regions’ leadership team.
• The Management Associate Program application, interview process, program description, and career placements.
• Social media initiatives from the Marketing team specific to communicating and connecting with customers.
• Finance and Treasury department overviews including corporate and consumer banking as well investments.

In addition to the presentations held in the corporate board room, students were provided with an opportunity to enjoy a formal business lunch in the Regions Executive Dining Room overlooking the city of Birmingham. Bank executives were placed throughout the banquet table to engage in meaningful conversation with the students during lunch.

This is the first visit to Regions of this scale, and the students enjoyed the day of networking with potential hiring managers and receiving insight into the many facets of the corporation. Each speaker allowed plenty of time for student questions, and the lunch hour provided additional time to discuss these topics. “This visit to Regions was the grand finale of a weeklong focus on careers within the banking industry. It was an excellent opportunity for students to see and hear the great career paths Regions has to offer” says Lauren Smith, Associate Director of Employer Engagement for Collat School of Business Career Services. “We hope to make this an annual event and continually provide opportunities, like these, to our students.”