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UAB Career Center Advisory Board

The mission of the University Advisory Board is to advise and actively support the University of Alabama at Birmingham Career Center in achieving its mission of becoming the leading Career Center in the country.

The University Advisory Board will provide a forum for partners from the Division of Academic Affairs and UAB Career Center staff to engage in relevant discussions regarding a wide variety of career and employment issues. Information gathered from these discussions will contribute to the quality and impact of services and programs for UAB students.

The University Advisory Board will include representatives from a wide variety of academic areas. This board will meet at least twice each year on-site. Board meeting topics may include career planning, professional preparation, including preparing for graduate and professional school. The University Advisory Board will advise on new initiative and proposes innovative ideas for improvement in programs and services.

The Board will include representatives across:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

Additional areas of focus will also include:

  • Graduate School
  • Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center (Undeclared)

If you are interested in being considered for the Board, please contact Brandon Wright at btwright@uab.edu



  • Increase staff knowledge of academic programs and initiatives
  • Share current information regarding the job market for college graduates
  • Clarify skills most needed in today's world of work
  • Discuss and strategize on techniques for connecting academic programs with industry
  • Facilitate increased employer, alumni, and faculty interaction
  • Foster new academic/career development strategies while also facilitating linkages with targeted organizations
  • Provide feedback curricula alignment with recruiting needs in targeted industries
  • Aid in evaluating strategic plans, measuring performance, and assessing learning outcomes


  • Communicate academic programs and initiatives that have a bearing on career outcomes.
  • Keep Career Center staff update-to-date with industry affiliates.
  • Discussion practical career/professional development programs within academic coursework.
  • Strategize ways to interconnect academic and industry networks to increase placement outcomes.
  • Provide insight on ways to integrate career development into the academic experiences.


The co-chairs will be responsible for: coordinating the selection process for adding new committee members each year; scheduling meetings of the committee; facilitating the meetings; recording the minutes of the meetings; and disseminating copies of the minutes to all interested persons.

University Advisory Board Co-chairs
(1 Career Center Staff member / 1 Faculty Member)
Chairs will be appointed to 2-year terms (with the opportunity for 1 extension)

University Advisory Board Members
(16 member Board + Career Services staff members)

Ex-officio Members
(1) Assistant Vice President of Student Experience (1) Director, (1) Associate Director, & (5) Assistant Directors)

Members will serve a three-year term. At the end of the term, they may either rotate off or have the opportunity to be reappointed for another three-year term. New members will be selected each year for a three-year term. This selection process will be the responsibility of the committee co-chairs and will take place during the early part of the fall term.

Any Advisory Board member may resign at any time with verbal or written notice to the Chairperson. Replacements for resignees or others not fulfilling their term will be appointed by Co-Chairs, in agreement with at least fifty percent of the Board


The University Advisory Board will meet twice, once during the spring semester and once during the fall of academic year. A doodle will be sent out to survey the best time for the board to meet. Lunch will be provided. Electronic meetings/correspondence will be held when necessary to address issues that arise. If a member misses more than 3 consecutive meetings, then they can be removed from the Board at the discretion of the Board Co-Chairs.

Proposed Dates:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; location (TBA)
Wednesday, November 14, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; location (TBA)


Suggestions for changes to the Charter should be communicated to the Board Chair, who then presents suggestions at the next Board meeting. The charter may then be amended by a majority vote of the Board.