What is the UAB Career Influencer Network?

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The Career Influencers Network provides the opportunity to learn how to best support students in becoming career ready and achieving post-graduate success in today’s quickly evolving world of work. The UAB Career Center is focused on empowering and equipping campus partners with the tools they need to assist students with transitioning from college to career.

  • Open to all faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Three 60-90-minute sessions required
  • Receive a certificate of completion and the career readiness toolkit, which provides activities, rubrics, and templates to facilitate connections between students’ academic experiences and their career goals

What can we expect to learn in each 90-minute session?

The three initial workshops we will be offering this summer include:

  • UAB Career Center Services and Resources
    • Description: This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the services and resources available through the UAB Career Center. Participants will identify resources and services to utilize at various points throughout the UAB student experience to maximize support of their career development journey.
    • Duration: 1 hour
  • Student Career Success Factors
    • Description: This workshop will assist participants in identifying and exploring student career success factors. Participants will identify current and future opportunities to integrate and highlight these student career success factors into their work with students.
    • Duration: 1 hour
  • Student Career Planning and Career Launch
    • Description: This workshop will provide participants with tools, techniques, and best practices to support successful student career planning and career launch. During this workshop, participants will explore the development of student 4-year career plans, identify opportunities to maximize resource utilization, and role-play student career conversations.
    • Duration: 1 hour

To view and register for the Career Influencer Network Series visit the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning Upcoming Workshop Series.

For more information about this series, contact Meagan Butler with the UAB Career Center.

UAB Career Influencer Network Completers

College of Arts & Sciences

Tyna Adams

Tyna Adams

Ph.D. Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Jaime Grimes

Jamie Grimes

Academic Advisor, Chemistry

Crimsynn Dover

Crimsynn Dover

Academic Advisor, Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Jayde Sherron

Jayde Sherron

Academic Advisor,
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Catherine Danielou

Catherine Danielou, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Janet Morrison

Janet Morrison

Academic Advisor, Biology

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Carin Mayo

Program Manager II, Political Science and Public Administration

Heather Patterson

Heather Patterson

Instructional Laboratory Coordinator, Biology

Martha

Martha Earwood

Teaching Assistant Professor; Internship Coordinator

Heather Ammons

Heather Ammons

Honors Counselor II

Honors College

Heather Ammons

Heather Ammons

Honors Counselor II

Office of the Provost

Laine Chapman

Laine Chapman

Manager of Outreach and Work-Study Program, Office of Financial Aid

Office of First Year Experience

Ramone Cooper

Victoria Smith

Associate Director - First Year Experience

School of Health Professions

Rachel Mars

Rachel Mars

Academic Advisor

School of Engineering

George Talley

George Talley

UAB Adjunct Instructor, School of Engineering

School of Nursing

Leah Carpenter

Leah Carpenter

BSN & AMNP Pathway Manager

School of Public Health

Meena Nabavi

Meena Nabavi

Program Manager, School of Public Health

Tessa

Tessa Graham

Program Coordinator II

Lisa McCormick

Lisa McCormick

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

Nicole

Nicole Gravitt

Academic Advisor

Student Affairs

Stacey Maline

Stacey Maline

Associate Director of Programming, University Recreation

Allie Reeves

Allie Reeves

Accommodation Services Coordinator, Disability Support Services

Jenna Robie

Jenna Robie

Program Coordinator II, Disabilty Support Services

Debbie Morgette

Debbie Morgette

Assistant Director for Student Outreach

UAB Athletics

Ramone Cooper

Ramone Cooper

Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Career Influencer Network open for everyone?

The Career Influencer Network is open to all UAB Faculty & Staff.

Will we receive points from CTL for this workshop?

Yes, The Career Influencer Network is part of the point’s partner. Certificate for completion of series and points towards CTL certifications.

Are these workshops offered online or remotely?

Yes, Workshops are currently being offered virtually.

What happens when I complete all of the workshops in the series?

Once you complete all workshops you will receive a certificate of completion and the career readiness toolkit, which provides activities, rubrics, and templates to facilitate connections between students’ academic experiences and their career goals. You will also be acknowledged on the Career Center Website.

Are these workshops recorded?

Yes, they are recorded through CTL but you don’t get points for viewing a recording.

How often are these workshops offered?

These workshops will be offered several times each term. Our goal is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to complete the series.

Does the Career Center provide any follow-up support with implementing these career readiness practices?

Yes, Along with the Career Readiness toolkit, The Career Center Staff is available to assist you with implementing career readiness practices in your everyday work with students.

Can I refer a co-worker/colleague to this workshop series?

Yes, we encourage all participants to refer all coworkers and colleagues.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the Career Influencer Network?

Meagan Mason- ButlerMason@uab.edu
Adam Roderick- AdamRod@uab.edu