UAB business students have opportunities to network and learn from a diverse range of leading executives. Rodger Overton, executive vice president and chief in­formation officer of Regions Bank, sits on the school’s Information Systems (IS) Advisory Board, including a past appointment as chairman. Regions was one of the school’s first corporate partners and helped endow a scholar­ship for business students pursuing degrees in information systems. Each year, Regions hires UAB accounting and IS students as interns, many of whom have gone on to become full-time employees. “Some fine UAB students have come through here,” Mr. Overton says. “And we have a good track record of hiring them after they graduate.”