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Academic Small Business Alliance

The Academic Small Business Alliance (ASBA) Bridge to Success Project is a collaborative partnership between UAB Collat School of Business, UAB School of Health Professions, UAB School of Engineering, UAB College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Small Business Development and a number of small business owners from the greater Birmingham area.

The program was designed to create a talent pipeline of UAB students into employment opportunities with small diverse business enterprises (DBEs). This mutually beneficial project ensures students have experience they need to succeed and provides businesses with the opportunity to build capacity and succeed. After students apply to the ASBA program, they are paired with a small business that needs their talents. The students complete a semester-long internship, gaining valuable skills.

Students interested in the ASBA program should visit their school's career center. 

For more information contact Demetria P. Scott at 205-934-9349 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..