The Bridge to Success Project, a program established by the Academic and Small Business Alliance (ASBA), selects Collat School of Business students to intern with small and Diverse Business Enterprises (DBEs) in order to establish mutually beneficial relationships that will allow DBEs to build capacity for UAB supplier opportunities, students to get hands-on experiences and UAB to partner with the underserved community.
Maacah Davis is the girl that knows everyone at the party.
Talkative and engaging, Maacah is the Editor-in-Chief for BellaDonna, a successful Birmingham based fashion magazine. Maacah is one of eight student entrepreneurs who have started a business at the UAB iLab, a joint initiative between UAB’s Collat School of Business and the Innovation Depot intended to help students incubate creative ideas and build new businesses while in school.
Statuesque at 5’11, hair dip-dyed blue at its ends, Maacah commands your attention — she prefers it that way. She’s the embodiment of her magazine: a publication aimed at giving creative individuals a voice. And she’s carrying a megaphone.
The Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is enriching its coursework by requiring all students to complete an internship or similar experience prior to graduation. Collat is the first business school in Alabama to make this requirement a part of the curricula.
Kaycey Martindale, a fall 2015 graduate of the UAB Collat School of Business, has recently accepted a job offer with Ryerson, Inc., a leading metals manufacturer and distributor in North America. Out of 1,800 nationwide applicants, Martindale was one of 15 chosen for employment with Ryerson. His degree in Industrial Distribution, he says, is what helped him stand apart from the other applicants.