john hansen 2018Hands-on experience, networking and developing interpersonal communication skills give college graduates a competitive advantage when applying for top-level jobs in sales and marketing. The Sales Education Foundation recently recognized the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business as a Top University for Professional Sales Education in its 2018 ANNUAL magazine.

Laura Tull advising award Laura Tull, academic advisor for accounting and finance students in the Collat School of Business, has been named a recipient of a 2018 UAB Outstanding Academic Advising Award.

Tull was recognized as Outstanding Professional Advisor by the UAB National Alumni Society and the Committee on Academic Advising, which select recipients “who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration.”

MK grad GoodeCollat students are excelling in the classroom and in their careers. By using the world-class education and resources at UAB, they’re securing exciting career opportunities with today’s top businesses.

Shekinah Goode, a graduating senior in the marketing program, landed a full-time marketing position with Birmingham-based Hibbett Sports before graduation. She interned with Hibbett, a leading athletics retailer with more than 1,000 stores nationwide, in May 2017 and was offered the position based on her performance.

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Today’s doctors aren’t just tasked with patient care; they are links in an ever-connected chain of medicine and business. And as medicine evolves, so does business. In order to succeed in private practice, a doctor must think beyond the waiting room.

Taylor Peake Wyatt 550Taylor Peake Wyatt founded MotionMobs, a custom software consulting and development firm, during her last semester at UAB’s Collat School of Business. She was only 19 years old—and she credits her youth for a willingness to take risks and work long hours on little sleep. Leaping into the technology industry was daunting, but the potential rewards were thrilling, she says.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the focus of four students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham who were recently named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, or Haifa Al Harrasi, Alex Plazas, Callista Cox and Joshua Lim join 258 students from 64 higher education institutions in nine countries to become agents of change through innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.

anthony hood 2018Anthony C. Hood, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, received Alabama Power’s 2018 Power of Leadership award. Hood was honored for his engagement with local leaders to expand access to opportunities, particularly those leading to careers and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and entrepreneurship.

Poverty simulation in gymIn a gymnasium at the Campus Rec Center, students congregate in chairs in the center of the room. Scattered around the perimeter are tables with signs that read, “Public School” and “General Employer,” among others. For the next two hours, this is the students’ community, and they are its citizens.

Collat ScholarsThirty Collat Scholars spent a day of service to the homeless community of Birmingham on Saturday, February 24th in honor of Mr. Charles Collat who generously funded the Collat Scholars Program, and the program's commitment to community leadership and service. The scholars served as “smiling guides” to help their clients navigate the services of Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.